Design Challenge #1

IC = integrated circuit. AVR is a type of computer chip architecture. Basically electronics.

I see karaelena edited the post to add not.

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To be clear, I like any siege engine, but my like was for including wooden livestock. I’ll throw in a row of :+1::clap: if you add an engrave of, “your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries” on it.

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Very good!

Thanks! I’ll add the acronyms to my ever expanding list of new terms.

This is FANTASTIC! :tada::boom::confetti_ball: Thanks for being the first to post a project.

Yes, livestock, please. :cow2::sheep::pig2::baby_chick::rooster::goat:

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Oh shoot, now I’m going to need to figure out how to actually convert things into usable formats.

I think this did it… maybe? Help! @smcgathyfay! I need an adult!

and I’ll see about drawing up some livestock ammo for it.

ETA: Oh, and it’s drawn assuming 1/4" stock. I was imagining wood, but I suppose it doesn’t make much difference. Clear acrylic? It’d look like Wonder Woman got a siege engine from the same people who built her jet.

ETA2: Updated a mismeasured part on the SVG based off of @smcgathyfay’s suggestions, but did not change for the kerf, yet.

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That’s pretty sweet!! It would go well on my desktop to hurl things at my son when he gets off topic during homeschool… lol :laughing::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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That downloaded fine into CorelDraw and inkscape. Just had to ungroup and remove the material outline. I think you’re good to go.

:heart_eyes:

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Yay! Now we just have to hope GFHQ isn’t reduced to rubble by tiny trebuchets.

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Aww solidworks doesnt play well with svg…
CorelDraw it is.

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I had just started drawing up a trebuchet before checking this thread - looks like I should find something else to submit… or try to outdo you :stuck_out_tongue:

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Ha! Great minds…
I’m down for a medieval arms race if you are :grin:

oooh, someone should do a ballista that can fire pencils!

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Ok one thing I did notice is that the slots and tabs seem to be the same size. This doesn’t account for kerf. It’s the difference of tight fit/no glue or loose fit/with glue.

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Trebuchet battle…I’m sure there’s more than a few ways to design a trebuchet…love to see your version

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There’s just something about Geeks, nerds, and medieval Siege weapons.

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Argh, stupid kerf. I mean I sorta assumed glue anyway, but that’s a frustrating thing to overlook. Is it not possible to align to cut outside of the path so that the kerf is wholly in the waste material?

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Honesty I’ve never tried with the software…lol
But with so many hills and valleys so to speak it would be alot of inside outside adjustments

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If you decide to do a “how to” video, these are the kinds of things that us non-laser types want to know how to understand. I would have thought that the amount of material that is lost when the laser cuts the material would allow the tabs to fit the slots with room for glue. I have soooo much to learn.:cry:

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Yes, it would fit with gluing, but when you can get a fit that no glue is necessary, it’s pretty nice :slight_smile:

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How do you make the joints tighter?