31 Dec '13, 3am

The Geek Group Installs Robot, Destroys CRT Monitor via @hackaday

The Geek Group Installs Robot, Destroys CRT Monitor via @hackaday

The Geek Group recently documented the process of overhauling part of their workspace to accommodate Project Jeff , a massive KUKA KR-350/1 industrial robot. We don’t see many behind the scenes industrial-scale projects here at Hackaday, but we’re definitely impressed with the clever techniques employed to pull off this precision install. At around 5 inches deep, the original floor was far too thin to handle the weight and tortional loads imposed by Project Jeff, so The Geek Group carved out a 15′ square space of old concrete and dumped it piece by piece in the rubbish. They then dug a new hole to a depth of 2.5′ and filled it with a fresh pour that amounted to 67,500 pounds of concrete. Sheesh. That concrete will inevitably expand and move around, which meant installing a pool-noodle-looking slip cover to protect a buried conduit from damage, as well as placing some gaske...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/12/30/the-geek-group-installs-ro...

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