The military-tough, true zero turn capable
track base is powered by a 430-hp
Corvette engine, and armor plating
ensures it would take a tank round to get
through to the hydraulic pump.
The non-proft Florida
to test this fghter’s
and control logic.
These high-strength, high-
store hydraulic energy
for bursts of energy,
and could be critical to
maneuver out of danger.
An RealSense sensor
mounted to the front of
the cockpit provided
situational awareness for
the Mk. III at its unveiling
in May. The real-time cloud
mapping would help the
pilots see around them
despite several blindspots.
There are 23 electro-hydraulic motion axes,
including seven in each arm, giving Mk. III
lightning quick striking ability. ParkerStore
also contributed a shipping container that
doubles as a hydraulic fab shop.
This Wireless E-Stop, used
industrially to shut off
assembly lines and heavy
machinery, is MegaBots’
high-tech version of throwing
in the towel.
The Aspect 375 TIG welder loaned out “was
probably overkill,” says Lincoln-Electric
liaison Craig Coffey. The Torchmate 4800
plasma table, previously a prop on “Spider-
Man: Homecoming” was totally apropos for
a super project like this.
The Nuvo-5000 rugged fanless
computer processes video
and assists with pilot controls.
Impacts won’t damage the
solid-state system, nor will harsh
temperatures while on the road.
An onsite Mark 2
(no relation) 3D
printer churned out carbon fber brackets
and other high strength parts, saving
MegaBots time and money, which they can
direct to more critical components.
The frst step to
making a giant
robot is creating a
digital version with
Inventor, and Eagle.
The engineers used a FLIR ONE thermal
imaging attachment to check even wear
on the engine belts, something only IR
could detect. They also had access to a
FLIR DM284 digital multimeter.
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