Has anyone ever taken all of the reference resources (engineering, circuit schematics, BOMs, etc.) and completely made and assembled a B9 from scratch with their own fabricated parts?
The reason I ask is that I am an adjunct professor at a college in Texas and I am going to propose a multi-department project between or CAD, CNC and robotics departments to make a B9. Unfortunately I cannot order a kit without the fabricated metal so I will have to have the students make everything. I am sure they are capable (or they better be since this will be for a grade) but I wondered if there is anything I should be aware of if we are making all of these parts on our own (i.e. if anyone has tried this and ran into any problems).
We have a CAD department that can reverse engineer the sheet metal in SolidWorks to create flats. We have a CNC lab that can fab the sheet metal and other pieces. We have an electronics/robotics department that can build the boards and assemble everything.
Any info would be appreciated- even just general suggestions Thanks!