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Fanuc 120i Reboot after 3 years

December 23, 2020

Got the fanuc 120i robot up and running again after sitting around for three years. Johnny R is learning how to program it to be a surgeon and cut props up in the next show.

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Motoman Flamethrower Fuel Tank Pump System

October 17, 2020

Mark Pauline: Assembling the fuel tank pump system for the Motoman flamethrower. The fuel tank is only 10 gallons right now, but it’s modular and you can bolt on extra capacity by adding volume segments at the bulkhead to get up to 40 gallons. It may not seem like much at 9 gallons per minute […]

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Giant ass radial arm drill

October 11, 2020

From Mark Pauline: People sometimes ask me why I have a giant ass radial arm drill in the shop taking up so much space. Well if you need to cut a hole for a fuel outlet filter bung in a stainless tank what else can you use?

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Running Machine Repairs Part II

September 28, 2020

Running Machine Repairs: Mark Pauline-Running machine arm now has a stub section of tubing ready to weld in to the broken arm part.

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Budding Prospects Film Shoot

October 22, 2016

Oct 12 2016 last week, SRL played themselves for the filming of a pilot for the new Terry Zwigoff TV series Budding Prospects based on TC Boyle’s novel for Amazon. Shooting was at the Boxshop featuring the Inchworm, Sneaky Soldier, Jaws, Motoman Flamethrower, Meat Head, Pulse Jet. Mark Pauline played the role of the arresting […]

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New Gripper for the Track Robot

March 22, 2015

This is an underactuated gripper digit that will be used for the 3 finger gripper on the Track Robot. The linkages (which are spring loaded) cause the finger to behave like a real finger and allow it to automatically grip nearly any type of object securely. Its 8 inches long. It only requires a single […]

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Track Robot Rides Again

February 21, 2015

Mark got the Track Robot running with the new controllers and the 3D vision system which he’s bringing on Sat Feb 21 to his presentation for East Bay Nerd Nite The last time the track robot was taken out for a spin was for the Shipyard show in Berkeley 2001!

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Track Robot – New ESC Controller testing

January 29, 2015

The Track Robot rises from the dead. Testing the new quad speed controller for the Track Robot on the tread motors. The ESC’s are rated for 150 amps @ 24VDC on the made in china scale so cut that in half. They seem ok for regular duty. However, I determined that if you operate at […]

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Machine Repair Log for August 2012

August 7, 2012

Machine Fixes – August 2012 After 10 years with no air filter it was time to make a new one. Not because it was missing but because the old one would’nt fit anymore once the new starter switch box was installed. Keeps the parts that shake off of the machines and props from getting onto […]

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Mark Pauline lecture in Quebec

April 11, 2012

Mark Pauline will be giving a lecture at Manif d’art 6 the Quebec City Biennal with the them Machines: the Shapes of Movement from May 3 to June 3. More information here

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