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@will Lots of misunderstanding about these kinds of products. Here is the fine print of a very popular version (NOT Chinese). I carry two tubes in my electrical toolbox, one like that (dielectric grease) and one that does conduct electricity because it is full of copper particles. The latter is the same as anti-seize AFAIK, but double-check its electrical properties. Your connector still works after covering it in an insulator because the contacts wipe off most of the grease. Electrical lubricant conducts electricity.

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@zanderΒ 

I'm just going by the ad's wording which calls it "conductive gel" and says "maximizes conductivity" as in ...

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@will Further down on the page it says. How can it say in one sentence conductor and resistance. I have genuine conductive paste, it is copper in colour because it is full of copper particles. Dielectric grease is what most people will say is what is needed, but look up the definition of dielectric. Completely opposite. It only works due to the wiping action of tight connectors.

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Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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@zanderΒ 

My suggestion was based on using it between the copper strips and battery terminals, which I would not expect to describe as a sliding switch. Further in the same blurb as your second quote it says ...

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@will Whatever.

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InqEgg - 3D Print Files v1

Here are all the STL files for everything (see attached zip).Β  It won't win any beauty contests.

InqEgg 1

Blown apart so you can see the assembly... kind of.

InqEgg   Blow Apart

The only parts not printed are:

  1. Front and rear ball rollers.Β  They were discussed above somewhere.Β  I don't know who wanted their garbage cans to roll around, but it seems these things are made for far more weight than the little bot. https://amz.run/75An
  2. 2 pcs - 3M-10 bolts, square nuts (so they trap well inside the plastic) and washers.Β  Used inside the wheel spoke to mount to stepper shaft.Β  Need 4 if using 2 spoke wheels.
  3. 2 pcs - 4M-25 bolts, square nuts (so they trap well inside the plastic) and washers.Β  Used to hold the battery box together.Β  Note nuts must be embedded inside the center piece before gluing/fusing.
  4. 8 pcs - 3M-5 bolts.Β  I have a lot of the little screws leftover from building PC's and all the little screws for mounting hard drives and motherboards seem to fit the stepper motor holes.

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Here are the individual parts with their approximate weight and material I used.Β  I've also included a two-spoke wheel as I'm not sure the one-spoke version is going to work out well.Β  I've also included the slip-ring adapter I'll use to power the bot during the learning phases from the ceiling.Β  https://amz.run/75Ay

Prints

And here it is assembled InqEgg before any RC shenanigans.

PXL 20230910 201002268

And... the ZIP

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@inq The only part I am interested in is that battery box. Is that in the zip? If so, what is it called?

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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@inq The only part I am interested in is that battery box. Is that in the zip? If so, what is it called?

Sure... look at the image above.Β  You need the three purplish pieces... 2 of one of them... it's marked in the picture, and blow apart.Β  In the zip it's...Β 

BB Back, Center and Front.Β  Need (2) of BB Center.Β Β 

Be aware... you need to use SQUARE nuts... not HEX nuts or it won't work.Β Β 

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@zanderΒ 

BTW... Does Canada use metric because... well... the rest of the world does.Β  Or... do you all use Imperial, because of proximity to the US?Β  Don't blame us... it was mama Britain that started all that imperial stuff.Β  🤣 We just perfected it!

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@inqΒ 

The US doesn't really use Imperial measurements; for instance your gallon measure isn't the same as an Imperial gallon. Your gallon is about 20% smaller,.

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@inq We like you are officially Metric (Carter admin?). You guys never even tried to adopt it, though. Last time I was there, either Vermont or NH had metric highway speeds at least near the Canadian Border. You size drugs in grams, buy soda in litres, and a lot of other examples. I am bilingual in temperature and speed, but other than a Liter is roughly a quart, not in volumes, and also not in mass other than I know 2.2lbs is a Kg. Yes, we are accommodating of our US neighbours.

Of course, you are unique, your volumes are NOT imperial, they are USA-unique. Why did you adopt the measurement system of your enemy, your ally was France and didn't that invent Metric?

Also when are you going to get rid of the dollar, the penny, and do like us and adopt $1 and $2 coins?Β  You guys need to get out of the 19th century and join the rest of the modern world. LOL

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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@inqΒ 

The US doesn't really use Imperial measurements; for instance your gallon measure isn't the same as an Imperial gallon. Your gallon is about 20% smaller,.

🤣 I must write my congressman!Β  I want my milk and gas and diesel in Imperial gallons.Β  I remember when ice-cream came inΒ half-gallon, 2 quart... now, it's some candy-ass...Β 

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... forget about the milk... I want half-Imperial-gallon ice-cream!Β  It used to be nice and cubic and stack very nicely.Β  Now, it's tapered and rounded.Β  I want quantity... not aesthetics.Β Β 

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@will It starts at the cup, US is 8 oz so that results in a 128oz US Gal, the Imp is 10oz so results in a 160oz Imp Gal. Before that I am vague but it has to do with the tablespoon, tespoon, fluid ounce.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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Also when are you going to get rid of the dollar, the penny, and do like us and adopt $1 and $2 coins?Β  You guys need to get out of the 19th century and join the rest of the modern world. LOL

I use plastic!Β  Metal coins... what century are you living in? 🤣Β Β 

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@zanderΒ 

It doesn't matter (to us) any more. I think we just use 5ml as a teaspoon, 15ml as a tablespoon and so on. So everything works out totally independent, unless you're following a recipe πŸ™‚ Then you're going to need to know if it came from an American or a Canadian.

The US actually declared for the metric system back in '75 (same year as us) but they never followed through.

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