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jdolecki
02-11-2008, 05:56 PM
I come to the conclusion i have too much time to surf the web. But im no longer a transistor any more.

Its like a giant Lynxmotion kit!

http://www.moltensteelman.mechanicalspider.com/

JimH
02-11-2008, 09:53 PM
Awesome! Anything with a 454 running open headers sounds mean. I think I want to use a 454 for the motor on my first bot...

Can I run that with a serializer? :veryhappy:

kdwyer
02-11-2008, 10:02 PM
There are some really disturbed people out there, with too much time and way too much disposable income.
Gotta luv 'em.

Alex
02-12-2008, 09:22 AM
Can I run that with a serializer? :veryhappy:

Sure, why not;)

Man, I want one of these ridable spiders!!

LinuxGuy
03-23-2008, 09:35 PM
Man, I want one of these ridable spiders!!
I don't think this beast can be rightfully called a spider. It looks to me like the eight legs are operated in two quads rather than each leg being independently movable. Using a pivet pad to allow it to turn is really cheating.

It's still a cool beast though, regardless of what it is called. I wonder how long it took to construct it such that it really can move.

8-Dale

Adrenalynn
04-17-2008, 01:54 PM
This is more spider-like, and nearly as cool (in some ways, more so - it'd fit in my garage...):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDmXg2WCtKo&NR=1

DresnerRobotics
04-17-2008, 02:20 PM
^ That thing runs a lot better on dirt than it did on asphalt. Very cool that he brought it to Burning Man though lol

crabfu
04-19-2008, 02:43 AM
both of them, and as well as the steam spider, are based off of mechanical spider linkage designs: http://www.mechanicalspider.com/

-Crabfu