Weight saving techniques

Hey Y’all! :wave::wave::sunglasses: It’s ‘bout time I posted something.

When building, what are some weight saving techniques you use?

Feel free to include practical advice and/or more… extreme methods of weight savings.

I’ll start.

Avoid steel.

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Here’s some existing things:

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Who needs screws when you have zip ties?

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Don’t build obese robots that are overcomplicated.

I suffer from this with an all-aluminum 21 pound robot (Using lexan and nylon screws when possible).

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Just use less metal

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Just don’t build a robot. No robot, no weight.

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Don’t do something overcomplicated like a 6 motor to 6 bar lift, its really heavy (help).

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