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4mem8
09-01-2008, 12:53 PM
Fun Competition



Ok, Here is a neat competition for members of TRC and R/C [robot Community] I propose to build a robot based on a TV/Film, It will start on October 1st with two photo's and every one-two weeks [Time permitting] two more photo's until The correct name of the robot, TV/Film title and year it was made, The first person to correctly name these will win an Electronic component pack from me. You are allowed 10 tries at this and if you do not get it correct within these 10 tries your out of the running. You need to register your online name here so I can see who is entering, Please enter your subject line as "CONTEST ANSWER". Entries must reply via PM and not by posting, If caught posting your answer here you will not win the prize and I'll ask the moderators to remove your post. Admin are also allowed to enter. This may be a quick competition or it may drag out, Of course you can have guess's, but you will use up your 10 tries sooner.
You also may ask questions [ Which I will answer here] but then again I may, or may not answer them or give you a misdirected answer so beware. GWJax and Tyberius are not allowed to enter this competition as I have mentioned to them over the months what robot I will build next, Sorry guys. You may have forgotten, but I have mentioned it to you both. I will put up a reminder on the 31st September. Oh I forgot to mention, The forum section that this is under could be misleading as to what the robot is, Also I will be adding some part in the photo's that I post that has nothing to do with my project, and If by chance you can identify that part that it does not belong in my project there will be another prize for that, something not related to robots or electronics. Ha ha, Good luck.
Footnote, This robot is quite elusive as far as photo's go, I have a total of 9 photo's, I may have to do a video capture of it to get more photo's.

Also at [Robo community (http://www.robocommunity.com/forum/thread/14009/New-Contest-Sponsored-By-GWJax-for-all-MEMBERS/)] GWJax is also running a competition of a similar manner with prizes. It was his idea to have the ten attempts so as to stop to many guess's. You can also enter this one as well, GWJax's robot is quite unique, I am also helping GW to judge this so I will not be entering His competition.

Registered for competition

Sthmck, Ooops, Sam, milw, Rudolph, Nocturnal, Xan, brickbob, Altwolf, Pladoh, JoeStrout, Darkback2, GWJax[Adviser], majortom1001.

4mem8
09-02-2008, 06:40 AM
So, Anyone interested in this competition!! if so put your name down here to be in, does not cost you anything and you do not have to build anything.

sthmck
09-02-2008, 07:22 AM
I am in.

ooops
09-02-2008, 08:23 AM
Sounds like fun:)

4mem8
09-02-2008, 01:06 PM
Cool guys, It will be fun. Keep the names coming.

GWJax
09-02-2008, 03:12 PM
Ya I'm in too because I forgot what your making, hehe PLEASE!!!!!
have a question does it move? or a stand still bot?
Jax

sam
09-02-2008, 03:55 PM
I'm in. No question to it.

milw
09-02-2008, 05:08 PM
I'm in too. I assume it is NOT the same answer as for GWJax, at least I hope not!

GWJax
09-02-2008, 05:56 PM
I'm in too. I assume it is NOT the same answer as for GWJax, at least I hope not!
No milw My contest is complety diffrent than his and mine does not have a theme like 4mem8 has, my robot is something no one has ever made before in the sence like what I'm making, but if you have the copies of "The Boy Mechanic" volumes then you can find a version of it, but thats all I'll tell you. hehehe but then again am I telling the truth. I have no idea but 4mem8 does.

Rudolph
09-02-2008, 06:43 PM
What the heck, I'll play.

And thanks GW for posting linkage to this. Somehow I managed to miss the existence of these forums...

GWJax
09-02-2008, 07:01 PM
No problem Rudolph glad to see you here..Plus have pun with the give away.. I see your trying to win both of our prizes, hehehehe Good Luck Mate
Jax

Nocturnal
09-02-2008, 11:23 PM
I'm in.

4mem8
09-03-2008, 12:18 AM
Don't forget that it will not start until the 1st October. First two pics will be added then. But you can still ask Questions here, I may give you false answers or mislead you, I may also give a correct answer, And don't forget On the 1st Oct your answers must be pm and subject line Contest answer.Rudolph has already asked two Questions, But I will not reply to these until the !st Oct when it starts.Please wait until I post the first two pics before you send any answers.

GW, As much as I would like you to enter this competition, I have told you what it is I plan to build a few months ago and even if you have forgotten I have to decline your entry, Judges perogative he he, However I will permit you to pm me if you know the answer and it will be between you and me only.

GWJax
09-03-2008, 07:05 AM
I know what it is!! movie: from little miss frog dance : dancing frog on a lilly pad: date 2003, did I win hehehe
Well I guess I let the cat out of the bag 4mem8 hehe.
Jax

Xan
09-03-2008, 10:23 AM
This sound like fun! I'm in!
Xan

4mem8
09-03-2008, 12:52 PM
Cool Xan , your added to the list. GW, Nice answer, Can't say I've seen that movie.Ha ha.

GWJax
09-03-2008, 01:06 PM
Well I can't say Ive seen the movie either haha
Jax

brickbob
09-03-2008, 04:02 PM
Is this consider I'm in?

GWJax
09-03-2008, 06:22 PM
birckbob I love your avatar, lol. when I see it I said what the h** then seen it was you, good to have you here in TRC. I see quit a few of us are here from R/C Im also glad to see all of you all too. I hope you enjoy the site like I do. I'm still trying to figgure out how to find everything. hehehe
Jax

4mem8
09-03-2008, 07:04 PM
Nice brickbob,Pleased to see you here.

Rudolph
09-03-2008, 07:16 PM
Don't forget that it will not start until the 1st OctoberOops, I must have missed that part.

I'm pretty sure I'd already posted this too, but I was fiddling with Google's Chrome browser at the time. Wonder if I borked something, or if Chrome did.

4mem8
09-03-2008, 07:20 PM
Rudolph, That's cool, I'm not counting any answers until the 1st Oct when it starts.

Nocturnal
09-04-2008, 01:00 AM
I may give you false answers or mislead you, I may also give a correct answer

Ok, so your going to lie to me, I can deal with that. Just one question (and given that we've already established your a liar, I'm not going to believe your answer), Will the photos intentionally contain false or misleading data?

Adrenalynn
09-04-2008, 02:11 AM
Everything I say is false, including this statement. ;)

4mem8
09-04-2008, 04:20 AM
Nocturnal: The photo's that I post of the parts will be used in my robot, that will not be false. I may jumble them up a bit and not post them in their right order of construction as in my normal posts on my robots, This is due to the fact that you may catch on early in the game as to what it will be. I may throw the odd part in that has nothing to do with the competition, It is up to you to decide if that belongs to this project. I will be adding some part in the photo's that I post that has nothing to do with my project, and If by chance you can identify that part that does not belong in my project there will be another prize for that, something not related to robots or electronics

Nocturnal
09-04-2008, 06:49 AM
So in other words, you going to lie in the photos as well..... or are you lying to me now.... Great! now I've got a headache.

Only 27 days to go.

4mem8
09-04-2008, 07:17 AM
He He, Take some asprin, it should clear by the 31st.

4mem8
09-05-2008, 08:50 PM
Any more takers for this competition!! I am recording names so I know approx how many will enter on the 1st Oct.

GWJax
09-06-2008, 08:34 AM
I'm sure there will be when the contest gets under way.

altwolf
09-06-2008, 09:35 PM
I'm in. Sounds like fun.

GWJax
09-06-2008, 10:26 PM
I'm in. Sounds like fun.
Good to see you here Artwolf, I hope you enjoy TRC as much as I do. There are alot of smart ppl here that are willing to help you out one pretty much any subject so enjoy.
Jax

4mem8
09-06-2008, 11:42 PM
You have been added Altwolf.

pladoh
09-07-2008, 12:32 AM
i guess im in, nothing to lose!

4mem8
09-07-2008, 02:28 AM
You have been added pladoh.

4mem8
09-08-2008, 01:19 PM
I am still taking entries for this competition, I know there are a lot more of you out there, so have some fun. Say I'm in and I will enter you.

4mem8
09-10-2008, 01:18 PM
Starting to get more parts for this project now, Will be taking photo's soon ready for the 1st OCT, As I said before this project may be solved very early on or it could drag out for weeks/months, It will also depend on whether or not I can acquire all the parts I need for this project if it drags on for any length of time, It's quite a large project parts wise.

4mem8
09-11-2008, 06:31 AM
C'mon guys and girls, This is a fun competition, more the merrier, We have ten registered so far, I know there are more than ten registered on this forum. This will be fun so please enter your name. 4mem8.

JoeStrout
09-14-2008, 11:08 PM
Sure, I'll give it a try.

Best,
- Joe

4mem8
09-15-2008, 06:48 AM
Hi Joe, You have been added.

4mem8
09-20-2008, 06:59 AM
!0 days to go guys before we start this competition, Any more takers for registration?. 11 entered so far.

pladoh
09-20-2008, 09:13 AM
[QUOTE]
Registered for competition

Sthmck, Ooops, Sam, milw, Rudolph, Nocturnal, Xan, brickbob, Altwolf, Playdoh, JoeStrout./QUOTE]
uh, there's no y in pladoh:D not sure if that changes anything but just to be safe:)

4mem8
09-20-2008, 02:00 PM
K, pladoh, sorry for the mistake, now corrected.

4mem8
09-25-2008, 07:31 PM
4 days to go for before this competition starts, so if anyone else wants to register, register now. No joining when it starts. have fun.

4mem8
09-26-2008, 02:39 PM
First two pics will for this competition will be available on the 1st October your time Wednesday, My Thursday NZ time, Then they will appear every Saturday your time unless my build time gets delayed. Have fun.

GWJax
09-26-2008, 02:58 PM
4mem8, I still want in, My name is not on your list ;( I want to play!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!
Jax

darkback2
09-26-2008, 03:34 PM
alright...I'm in.

DB

4mem8
09-26-2008, 03:38 PM
Ok Darkback your in.

4mem8
09-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Ok, Slight change here folks, GW knows the answer to this competition, But would like to be involved, and seeing that I am helping him with his competition on R/C I am allowing him to be an adviser in my competition,This will make for a more fun competition.

GWJax
09-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Great !!!! Don't worry guys and gals, I'll help you out when you get stuck, plus I'll add hints here and there if everyone gets stuck on this fun comp, but it will be hard so thats why I'm here for you.

Jax

Adrenalynn
09-26-2008, 04:31 PM
For the proper amount of money, I'll reveal the answer. For an additional fee, I won't tell 4mem that I did so. For an additional additional fee, I won't reveal to anyone likely to reveal to 4mem that you cheated.

PM me if you want my paypal info. :tongue:

Rudolph
09-26-2008, 04:36 PM
Oh crap. That means three times the amount of "Ah, but am I telling you the truth?" answers... :)

Rudolph: "Is that an H-bridge hidden there?"
GWJax: "It's a very mysterious and powerful device."
Rudolph: "OK, but is it an H-bridge?"
GWJax: "It folds protiens."
Rudolph: "The H-bridge does?"
GWJax: "And it weaves baskets underwater ;) "

I have got to kick this sinus problem I've got going on soon so I can get off these cold pills. Otherwise this competition will make my head explode...

Seriously though, I'm quite looking forward to this. Kinda like bench racing, only better because I'll likely learn several things too.

4mem8
09-26-2008, 04:46 PM
nice one Rudolph, I did say it was going to be fun.

Adrenalynn
09-26-2008, 04:51 PM
Wow. Harsh. 4mem thinks watching your head explode will be fun. :tongue:

GWJax
09-26-2008, 07:01 PM
Hey you took my line hehehe

GWJax
09-26-2008, 07:04 PM
Oh come on Rudolph give me a little credit. I won't do that to you all, now 4mem8 might, heheh
[
quote=Rudolph;20783]Oh crap. That means three times the amount of "Ah, but am I telling you the truth?" answers... :)

Rudolph: "Is that an H-bridge hidden there?"
GWJax: "It's a very mysterious and powerful device."
Rudolph: "OK, but is it an H-bridge?"
GWJax: "It folds protiens."
Rudolph: "The H-bridge does?"
GWJax: "And it weaves baskets underwater ;) "

I have got to kick this sinus problem I've got going on soon so I can get off these cold pills. Otherwise this competition will make my head explode...

Seriously though, I'm quite looking forward to this. Kinda like bench racing, only better because I'll likely learn several things too.[/quote]

majortom1001
09-26-2008, 10:46 PM
would love to play

4mem8
09-26-2008, 11:46 PM
Nice one Adrenalynn, I knew I could count on you...............Now where's that sniper for hire.

4mem8
09-26-2008, 11:49 PM
majortom: you have been registered, have fun.

elios
09-27-2008, 02:00 AM
can i join???????? my head wont make a mess of things.... i promise... *unless there is a certain sniper for hire* :Dlolz

Adrenalynn
09-27-2008, 02:14 AM
Sniping costs less than revealing answers - depending upon whether you want it "slow and messy" or "quick and clean"...

4mem8
09-27-2008, 02:16 AM
Sorry elios, After our talk today you know the answer, so I cannot enter you into this round of the competition, but there will be others that you can. It was great having you around today for a talk.

4mem8
09-27-2008, 02:17 AM
Go for the quick and clean I say, he he.

elios
09-27-2008, 03:58 PM
unhappy... i was going to throw people off for you...:D:veryhappy:

not looking forward to the coming day adrenalynn....

4mem8
09-27-2008, 05:48 PM
Elios: I already have GWJax doing that for me he he. Next time eh. But thanks for the offer.

elios
09-27-2008, 06:34 PM
:veryhappy:

no harm in trying lol

4mem8
09-27-2008, 08:49 PM
No harm at all, There will be plenty more in the coming months.

Nocturnal
09-28-2008, 06:24 PM
For the proper amount of money, I'll reveal the answer. For an additional fee, I won't tell 4mem that I did so. For an additional additional fee, I won't reveal to anyone likely to reveal to 4mem that you cheated.

PM me if you want my paypal info. :tongue:

PayPal leaves a trail, do you accept cash? How much for not only the services detailed above, but a list of all the people who have currently paid you for answers?

I envision something similar to Rudolph's scenario, except that GWJax and 4mem8 are giving conflicting answers to the same questions, and insisting that the other is lying (I don't think the Dr Who defense will work here).

elios
09-28-2008, 06:37 PM
i know the answer, i know the answer... i dont think addy knows the answer...
PM me adrenalynn so we can exchange rumors....:veryhappy::veryhappy::veryhappy::veryha ppy::veryhappy:

4mem8
09-28-2008, 11:07 PM
Now now elois/Adrenalynn don't take all the fun out of the competition. Behave yourselves. I have more than one sniper you know.

GWJax
09-28-2008, 11:21 PM
I can't believe that ppl would think that I would give them the wrong answer, I was put her to keep you all on the right track as for 4mem8 now thats a diffrent story. Just because he's giving away the gift and I not so nothing for me to loose here, hehe also I only know one detail and thats what I'm making for 4mem8, Really I'm telling you the truth.....I think?
Jax

4mem8
09-28-2008, 11:30 PM
I can't believe that ppl would think that I would give them the wrong answer, I was put her to keep you all on the right track as for 4mem8 now thats a diffrent story. Just because he's giving away the gift and I not so nothing for me to loose here, hehe also I only know one detail and thats what I'm making for 4mem8, Really I'm telling you the truth.....I think?
Jax

Ha ha, Are you sure you are telling the truth GWJax, It's hard to tell, The player's are going to have fun with us two onboard.:rolleyes:

GWJax
09-28-2008, 11:33 PM
But of course I'm telling the truth you know that 4mem8. hehehe
Jax

4mem8
09-28-2008, 11:36 PM
I know, but do the others?? he he.

Rudolph
09-29-2008, 10:41 AM
...Really I'm telling you the truth.....I think?
Jax

And so it begins :veryhappy:

GWJax
09-29-2008, 11:12 AM
Oh come on Rudolph you know me I always tell the truth in these comps. You can always trust me just watch out for 4mem8, as I state, I am here to keep 4mem8 in line and to make sure he does not trick you all in what he is building. hehe Now in my giveaway on R/C well that a diffrent story as 4mem8 is keeping me in check!! But I have to say that both of these games are great fun to play in and if anyone here has not seen my giveaway goto robo community and get started in playing there too, just search GIVEAWAY to find the thread as everyone can play this one at any time they want but you must be a member of RoboCommunity to play..

Jax


And so it begins :veryhappy:

4mem8
09-29-2008, 12:41 PM
Not long to go now before we start this competition, So if there are any more takers now is the time to register.

GWJax
09-29-2008, 01:43 PM
Register??? On mine you don't have to register you just play... hehe sorry 4mem8 just had to make that stab. hehe

jax

4mem8
09-29-2008, 06:09 PM
This one you register for GW, then I know who I am dealing with and can keep track eaiser of their 10 answers. On the 1st when it starts only the names shown on page 1 are eligable to play this game.

GWJax
09-29-2008, 06:12 PM
So 4mem8 How many ppl do you have now to play the ultimate game?

4mem8
09-29-2008, 06:20 PM
13 so far GW still a couple of days to go, I will be starting this Thursday, your Wednesday, then it will be every Sunday NZ time your Saturday.

GWJax
09-29-2008, 06:22 PM
Cool we are going to have some fun with all of them hehehhehe

GWJax
09-29-2008, 06:24 PM
ah I mean I'll have to keep you strieght on track and tell them that you're missleading them.. ya thats what I meant.

4mem8
09-29-2008, 06:26 PM
Your bad bad bad GW, and your supposed to be my freind ha ha. All good fun.

GWJax
09-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Friend whats a friend when it's a contest, :)

4mem8
09-29-2008, 11:40 PM
But your on my side.:confused::confused::confused:

GWJax
09-30-2008, 05:07 PM
Sorry 4mem8 I'm on the side of the ppl trying to win a prize, hehehe

Jax

P.S. Or am I?


But your on my side.:confused::confused::confused:

elios
09-30-2008, 07:35 PM
hmmm i think i know what the first photo is going to be of.....



Something not that interesting...!!!!

GWJax
09-30-2008, 07:48 PM
One never knows what 4mem8 will post but you [Elios] on the other hand, had seen what some of the results are at his home. and I have not even seen a glimps of it yet even though I know what it is and I'm helping him make something that I'll have to ship to him..

Jax

Nocturnal
09-30-2008, 07:48 PM
P.S. Or am I?

And you wonder why we don't trust you.

GWJax
09-30-2008, 07:52 PM
LOL only you Nocturnal would be able to pick that quote up. I love it!!!!!
Jax




And you wonder why we don't trust you.

elios
09-30-2008, 09:27 PM
Muwhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! i feel like i have so much power!!!!! muwhahahahahaha!

dont worry... i wont say anything thats a give away... much...

4mem8
10-01-2008, 02:13 AM
Ha ha, All good fun guys, Ok It's the 1st here in NZ he he, but I will not post until the 2nd here in NZ then it will be the 1st in the U.S Confused before we start!

elios
10-01-2008, 02:33 AM
man.... i may have control over some things.. but posting pictures... not my side of things...

4mem8
10-01-2008, 04:44 AM
Not to difficult Liam when you have the right tools. I love this side of posting.

4mem8
10-01-2008, 12:18 PM
Ok, It's time for the first two pics for this competition people, here are the registered entries.
Sthmck, Ooops, Sam, milw, Rudolph, Nocturnal, Xan, brickbob, Altwolf, Pladoh, JoeStrout, Darkback2, GWJax[Adviser], majortom1001.

We have 13 in total and no one else can register now the competition has started. GWJax will be assisting me in this competition so beware he he. He will also be making a special part for this bot and will be added to the pics at a later stage. Please read the intro again Here (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=2342) to familiarise your self with the rules. NO posting answers here, Only pm me with answers titled competition. Questions maybe asked here though. You have only 10 attempts at the correct answer, so use carefully. Because of the time difference here in NZ like about 17hrs I will be a day ahead of you guys in the U.S, So I will be posting every 1-2 weeks [depending on the time I have], on a Sunday, your Saturday. Good luck.

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5011/12df9.jpg

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/8490/69583647fp6.jpg

Matt
10-01-2008, 01:31 PM
OMG, it's soooo obvious!

Rudolph
10-01-2008, 01:41 PM
You don't have to be so standoffish about it!
*slapping knee* har har har

DresnerRobotics
10-01-2008, 01:54 PM
You don't have to be so standoffish about it!
*slapping knee* har har har

Okay that was good.

elios
10-01-2008, 02:57 PM
awe.. jeez. why'd you make that one so hard?!?! ill never guess...

ooops
10-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Ok, It's time for the first two pics for this competition
Questions maybe asked here though.


4Mem,
Can you answer - Would these be used at the bottom of the bot or the top?

Then, can you be trusted;)

GWJax
10-01-2008, 04:15 PM
Yes these standoffs and threaded rods can be used on top or bottom of the robot, or they can just hold the boards that will be added to the robot or it can hold the sides togeather. We'll just have to wait to see the next pictures. See I can tell the truth so trust me most of the time and I will keep you all on the right track...

jax



4Mem,
Can you answer - Would these be used at the bottom of the bot or the top?

Then, can you be trusted;)

Rudolph
10-01-2008, 04:17 PM
"so trust me most of the time"

ROFL
You're having a lot of fun with this, aren't you :)

GWJax
10-01-2008, 04:20 PM
oops did I say most of the time? I mean all the time, hehe

Jax

4mem8
10-01-2008, 06:15 PM
4Mem,
Can you answer - Would these be used at the bottom of the bot or the top?

Then, can you be trusted;)

ooops: Bottom I think? But as my adviser says they can also be used elsewhere in various parts of the bot.
:veryhappy:

4mem8
10-02-2008, 11:56 PM
First two pics are obviously not a dead give away in this early stage going by the pm's, maybe the next two will help a bit.

Xan
10-03-2008, 02:58 AM
Just like Matt said: this is so obvious! But I donít want to spoil it all so Iím just gone ask some questions for now :rolleyes:

Are you gone screw the two different kind of ďitemsĒ with each other? Or will there be some additional screws involved?

Xan

4mem8
10-03-2008, 03:40 AM
Just like Matt said: this is so obvious! But I donít want to spoil it all so Iím just gone ask some questions for now :rolleyes:

Are you gone screw the two different kind of ďitemsĒ with each other? Or will there be some additional screws involved?

Xan

Both, Xan. They will screwed together and additional screws added. :confused:

Adrenalynn
10-03-2008, 03:44 AM
Lotta screwin' going on in this thread.

And on that note - I'm going to bed. I think I *really* need some sleep. ;)

Xan
10-03-2008, 03:48 AM
Both, Xan. They will screwed together and additional screws added. :confused:

So it looks like 2 different kind of standoffs then ;)
I think I need some more pictures :P

4mem8
10-03-2008, 03:59 AM
True. :veryhappy:


So it looks like 2 different kind of standoffs then ;)
I think I need some more pictures :P

brickbob
10-03-2008, 12:22 PM
Just see the pic today cause I just came back from holiday.It looks like something that u put in after you drill a hole and hang a picture of something. he he he
Sorry 4mem8. That's not my answer.

4mem8
10-03-2008, 12:52 PM
Good point brickbob, it does resemble something like that.

4mem8
10-09-2008, 12:21 PM
Next round of pics due this Sunday NZ time, your Saturday in the U.S, I will give you 3 pics this time around. Just for your information the project is coming on great.

GWJax
10-09-2008, 01:31 PM
3 pics????? oh my! this may give the robot your making away.. but don't worry fellow contestents I'll help you out with it ;)

Jax

Rudolph
10-09-2008, 01:39 PM
Nuts. I'm gonna be away 'til Tuesday probably. Just have to play catch-up when I get back.

4mem8
10-09-2008, 11:33 PM
Pics will still be there Rudolph, Have fun.

Xan
10-10-2008, 10:22 AM
I'm looking forward to see the pics! But 3 pics at once? Don't make it so easy for us will yah ;)

DresnerRobotics
10-10-2008, 10:30 AM
They'll probably be more screws and standoffs :p

4mem8
10-10-2008, 01:51 PM
Ha ha, can't make it to easy Xan, And yes Tyberius you Could be right, Then again, you may not be.

4mem8
10-11-2008, 01:26 PM
Ok, Round 2 people here are some more pics for ya 4 this time, feeling generous. :wink:

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4540/27082961ds5.jpg

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8793/68147095du1.jpg


http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/4328/83232670qm9.jpg


http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5632/26835375ba5.jpg

Awe, to heck with it I'll throw in another one, He he.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/751/36014637pr8.jpg

Don't expect to get this amount of pics every time though, When it gets closer to resembling something I may post only 1 pic.

Adrenalynn
10-11-2008, 01:52 PM
That's some awfully nice looking sacrificial wood...

GWJax
10-11-2008, 02:00 PM
LOL, man 4mem8 you could had given them something to go by, hehehe, See I'm still standing up for you all..

P.S. wait you did! you showed them how to cut tubes and hex rods at the same length. This could come in handy if anyone did not know this trick!!!

Jax

4mem8
10-11-2008, 02:30 PM
I can spare some wood Adrenalynn, I have plenty of that, Plenty more of that to come. GW, Your right, I did help out with that jig, he he.

Nocturnal
10-12-2008, 02:43 AM
Ha ha! You use of jigs to cut things to size reveals EVERYTHING!

4mem8
10-12-2008, 04:20 AM
glad you see it that way Nocturnal he he.

GWJax
10-12-2008, 04:43 AM
But it only makes sense if you need alot of the same size rods for your robot. Or is he building something else and this is just a prop to toss you around a bit. Trully I'm not sure what he will do with these.. hehehehe

Jax

Nocturnal
10-12-2008, 10:17 AM
I could give you a spontaneous response, but here's one I prepared earlier.

It should be OBVIOUS to anyone with sufficient intelligence, a character clearly lacking in most people. All one needs to do is consider what we know about 4mem8. Firstly, he is quite bright, while nowhere near as intelligent as me, his intellect is a key factor. Second, he is a skilled fabricator, and clearly a creating a masterpiece of construction is within his abilities. Finally his is a good father, and as we all know, good fathers care about their childrens well being.

Anyone with even a modicum of intelligence should be able to see that 4mem8's son is only a few years away from driving a car, and as everyone knows, those first few years as a driver are perilous. Now as a good father, 4mem8 will clearly be thinking about how to minimize the risks to his child.

By now it should be obvious to everyone that 4mem8 has located the allspark.

http://www.verbicide.com/Allspark2.jpg
By now it should be clear to everyone of even limited intelligence that 4mem8 is building a guardian, a protector if you will, for his child during the dangerous times ahead. He is CLEARLY building Bumblebee to protect his son!

http://www.verbicide.com/bumblebee-small.jpg

Now since I have obviously won, I will take my prize!
Aha ha ha ha ha ha!
Aha ha ha.........

I apologize for the bad Vizzini impersonation. Sometime I can't help myself.

GWJax
10-12-2008, 10:47 AM
Very clever Nocturnal but I have to say 4mem8 has out witted you again since your not even close in compairsion to what he is building. ha ha

Jax

Adrenalynn
10-12-2008, 12:27 PM
Actually, I disagree with you Jax.

4mem8
10-12-2008, 12:43 PM
I could give you a spontaneous response, but here's one I prepared earlier.

It should be OBVIOUS to anyone with sufficient intelligence, a character clearly lacking in most people. All one needs to do is consider what we know about 4mem8. Firstly, he is quite bright, while nowhere near as intelligent as me, his intellect is a key factor. Second, he is a skilled fabricator, and clearly a creating a masterpiece of construction is within his abilities. Finally his is a good father, and as we all know, good fathers care about their childrens well being.

Anyone with even a modicum of intelligence should be able to see that 4mem8's son is only a few years away from driving a car, and as everyone knows, those first few years as a driver are perilous. Now as a good father, 4mem8 will clearly be thinking about how to minimize the risks to his child.

By now it should be obvious to everyone that 4mem8 has located the allspark.

http://www.verbicide.com/Allspark2.jpg
By now it should be clear to everyone of even limited intelligence that 4mem8 is building a guardian, a protector if you will, for his child during the dangerous times ahead. He is CLEARLY building Bumblebee to protect his son!

http://www.verbicide.com/bumblebee-small.jpg

Now since I have obviously won, I will take my prize!
Aha ha ha ha ha ha!
Aha ha ha.........

I apologize for the bad Vizzini impersonation. Sometime I can't help myself.


Well Nocturnal, You have outdone yourself here, In fact I SHOULD give you your prize right now for the above compliments he he. BUT flattery will get you nowhere :rolleyes:. If only I could build the Allspark, ho hum.

GW:, Nocturnal is thinking on the right lines, or is he!! Hell now I'm confused :eek:

Adrenalynn: I think you could be right, Now we have confused everyone lets wait till next weeks pics. :tongue:

GWJax
10-12-2008, 01:49 PM
LOL thats why I love these things, you never know who is really telling the truth!!!

Jax hehehehe

Nocturnal
10-12-2008, 06:51 PM
Very clever Nocturnal but I have to say 4mem8 has out witted you again since your not even close in compairsion to what he is building. ha ha

Jax

No surprise there. You could say Vizzini is famous for three things, believing himself to be much smarter than everyone else, being very wrong and dying while laughing seconds after having declared victory.

Its a little old now, but if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching The Princess Bride, the book is also good.

Adrenalynn
10-12-2008, 07:35 PM
It's not old - it's timeless.

Do you want me to send you back to where you were, unemployed, in GREEEEN LAND?

Nocturnal
10-12-2008, 09:22 PM
Don't make me break out the ROUS

4mem8
10-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Funny ppl, very funny.

Adrenalynn
10-13-2008, 01:35 AM
Don't make me break out the ROUS

That's fine. I can live indefinitely in the fireswamps. I'm not saying I'd want to build a summer-home there, but...

Nocturnal
10-13-2008, 04:54 AM
I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?

You don't seem to be laughing 4mem8.

GWJax
10-13-2008, 06:57 AM
Ok I have to check out the book and video so I can tell what you all are refering too..
I really never watch videos or read books that are not dealing with electronics
Jax

4mem8
10-13-2008, 07:04 AM
No I'm not he he.

4mem8
10-18-2008, 05:15 AM
Ok guys, more pics for you to guess at, Maybe this time a few more clues.

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2178/76325316hz3.jpg

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2271/23066300mb3.jpg

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9136/13fn5.jpg

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/4518/67228343ys9.jpg

That's all for this week.

4mem8
10-19-2008, 02:37 AM
WOW, Almost 24hrs and no one has responded to round 3 of this competition, I take it that those that have entered still want to play the game!!.

Adrenalynn
10-19-2008, 03:46 AM
I suspect that showing a couple pieces of plastic sheet and yet-even-more nylon stand-offs isn't something to make people jump up and down. . .

The only correct answer to what you've posted so far is: "practically every robotics project ever built, and most others besides" ;)

4mem8
10-19-2008, 05:15 AM
Ah yes, But you don't want to end it to soon do you????? or do you! At least ppl could ask some questions.

GWJax
10-19-2008, 08:57 AM
Ok come on guys this is a pure give away of what part he is making, Once I saw the pictures I knew what is was right away and 4mem8 is not giving me any hints on what he is posting next. Just think to your self what would he be doing with all those standoffs and the cut plastic, Just put 2 and 2 togeather.... or at least ask a question hehehe

Jax

4mem8
10-19-2008, 12:25 PM
Yeah, Jax to the rescue, He he he.

4mem8
10-19-2008, 12:50 PM
Ok, it seems that i may have not given you guys enough, so i am posting 4 more pics that has to start to give it away for you.

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9886/46pb8.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8854/47tc3.jpg

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1121/48de2.jpg

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9192/49np6.jpg

Hope that helps you out a bit more guys.

GWJax
10-19-2008, 12:56 PM
Now if you guys can't figgure this one out your blind. hehehe
Jax

Rudolph
10-19-2008, 01:04 PM
Just put 2 and 2 togeather.... or at least ask a question hehehe

Jax

The way my brain's been working this past week I kept getting 11...

So, driving method is fairly obvious now. Narrowing it down to which robot, movie/tv show, and year is still evading me though :)

GWJax
10-19-2008, 03:04 PM
well it's about time one of you and figgured what he has been building, these photos were going to be for next week but I asked 4mem8 to help out a little bit more for those who don't think like us, ha ha. and yes the movie, year, and robot is going to be the most difficult to guess. So start asking questions to narrow it down.

Jax

Rudolph
10-19-2008, 03:16 PM
Rudolph's question of the day:
In the movie/show, what kind of scale is the robot, large (people mashing) or small (I'll bite your ankles!)?

GWJax
10-19-2008, 03:21 PM
I'll let 4mem8 answer that one.. hehehe

elios
10-19-2008, 11:35 PM
o o o i know what it is! i know what it is!!!

Ill give a massive clue :::: the movie is pre-november 2008!

hows that for ya!!!

Muwhahahahahahaha

4mem8
10-20-2008, 12:07 AM
Definitely people mashing Rudolph, BUT, People can also mash it as well.

4mem8
10-20-2008, 12:08 AM
Good call elios, That gives a lot away.

Xan
10-20-2008, 01:54 AM
The “tr-“parts are looking very professional again 4mem8! I’m gone check some things on the net and maybe I’ve got a clue… :rolleyes:

Xan

ps. You're doing a great job with both competition and the bot. Don't let the number of reactions discourage you. I’m kinda busy at the moment and maybe the other players to :)

4mem8
10-20-2008, 02:24 AM
Thanks Xan, I await your reaction to see if you can come up with a clue as to what it may be. Quite true Xan, Maybe I have a bit more time than others here, so I will be patient.

GWJax
10-20-2008, 06:52 AM
Does O.W come to mind?
yes it's a name.

Jax

4mem8
10-25-2008, 01:07 PM
Ok guys, I'm going to give you some more pics that I hope will give you some more clues than the last pics, These should start to become more apparent as to what it might be.

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/9356/16vc8.jpg

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6844/34so0.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4481/36rk8.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8799/18fu8.jpg

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9986/17pq7.jpg

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/8601/20kd3.jpg

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/961/51cy3.jpg

There, I have given you a boost of 7 pic, yes 7 this week, You should at least get an inkling as to what the motive power is. Now after this weeks pics it will start to get interesting. DON'T forget that you can ask questions here, But to say what it is you have to pm me with the subject line Robotic contest, and you only have 10 attempts at it then you are out of the running. Have fun.

GWJax
10-25-2008, 01:19 PM
What is it. hummmm not quite sure need more pictures!!!!! this is harder than I thought, It looks like it might be a rollercoaster ride or something like that..
Jax

4mem8
10-25-2008, 02:13 PM
Ha ha, nice one GW.

elios
10-25-2008, 02:16 PM
hmmmm, thanks for having me round yesterday, 4mem8. Crysis is a great game... pitty my 3 year old laptop wont run it.... your bot (above) is really coming along, and it is going to look amazing once its completed!!!

4mem8
10-25-2008, 02:52 PM
Thanks elios, Fun having you around, Now you know my secrets he he.

Adrenalynn
10-25-2008, 03:50 PM
How come your stuff is always so much prettier than mine? [Oh well, mine are "smarter". :tongue: ;)]

4mem8
10-25-2008, 05:20 PM
Adrenalynn: I can't argue with that statement, you know my weakest link.

Adrenalynn
10-25-2008, 05:24 PM
And you mine, Mr. Eight. ;)

4mem8
10-25-2008, 05:34 PM
ha ha, touche

GWJax
10-25-2008, 06:21 PM
Oh so now 4mem8 is making pretty robots hahaha I'm glad I'm not in your boat 4mem8... Maybe it's good that we live so far apart, just kidding I really wish we were next door to each other then some really amazing robots would be built but then again your doing that anyways...

Jax

4mem8
10-25-2008, 06:41 PM
Oh that flattery will get you everywhere he he. And yes I wish you were next door also. I think the neighbors would be worried at that. he he.

GWJax
10-25-2008, 06:55 PM
LOL yes they would but we would have to do it behind closed doors then let our army out to take over the block. hehehe

Jax

Adrenalynn
10-25-2008, 08:47 PM
ha ha, touche

Hey now! No touche without permission. :tongue:

4mem8
10-25-2008, 11:28 PM
Ha ha depends how you read that, did you read it as touch-e or touche as in sword fencing, if not the later I see what you mean and I do need permission. He he.

4mem8
10-26-2008, 03:07 PM
We have 13 entrants here in this competition, Surely someone has a question as to what it is?? I am doing this for fun on this forum.

GWJax
10-26-2008, 03:49 PM
OK I'll start it off, What years are we looking at when the movie came out in a 5 yr period?

Jax

Bug57
10-26-2008, 04:07 PM
im in

sthmck
10-26-2008, 05:49 PM
I have a question. Did the robot play a major or minor role in the movie?

4mem8
10-26-2008, 06:12 PM
GW:, About a 5 year period.
sthmck: minor part. With big intent.

GWJax
10-26-2008, 06:31 PM
good answers 4mem8 but I think your wrong about my question. It should have said it's still running.

sthmck
10-26-2008, 06:53 PM
wait you mean it came out in the last five years?

GWJax
10-26-2008, 07:55 PM
Humm did I just type that out loud!!! sorry 4mem8 I some times forget when I'm thinking and when I'm typing..
Jax

Nocturnal
10-26-2008, 09:36 PM
We have 13 entrants here in this competition, Surely someone has a question as to what it is?? I am doing this for fun on this forum.
:-) If I think of a question that you might answer without lying to me, I will be certain to ask. At the moment, I have to admit, I am stumped.

GWJax
10-26-2008, 11:01 PM
well n. you now know its a track system but the problem you face is telling him what track unit robot it is....I too would be stumped but at least I would ask ramdom questions and may be you'll get a slight hint from the answers
jax

4mem8
10-26-2008, 11:46 PM
Ok, guys I promise I won't lie to a question you ask, I can't vouch for GW though. This decision is just to make it a bit easier for you all.

elios
10-27-2008, 12:00 AM
if i were in the comp, i would go to the video store and get out every single movie, within the last 5 years, that featured robots that mash up people... :D

GWJax
10-27-2008, 12:08 AM
Ouch thats alot of videos don't you think? But that may not help you!!! I'd use Google as my search process, knowing its a track system that will bring down the guessing

Jax

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:16 AM
Thanks guys that is of great help to our contestants,he he.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:17 AM
Rudolph, Great answer to the contest, But as I have informed you it is wrong. Have another go.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:21 AM
See how much fun it is when ppl ask questions and pm me with an answer. Keep it up guys.

Nocturnal
10-27-2008, 12:34 AM
:) I've already been using google, and wikipedia, and IMDB. I've encountered a variety of robots that I had never heard of before, but none of the would appear to fit with what 4mem8 is building, so far.

So tell me 4mem8, are you building it on a 1 to 1 scale?

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:36 AM
ok, Guys Rudolph has guessed the right answer, At this stage I will withhold the correct answer so you can have another go at guessing it. No prize though. Only the bonus prize left.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:42 AM
Nocturnal: No, Not on a 1 to 1 scale.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:44 AM
Hey guys, don't forget the bonus round, You have to guess from the pics supplied so far what the ruse is, something in the pics that will NOT be used in this project.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:46 AM
Also just to let you guys know Rudolph also won GW's competition on R/C well done Rudolph.

GWJax
10-27-2008, 12:49 AM
Yes I agree well done rudolph well done, but there are still 2 more prizes on my comp and soo a bonus round of a fourth prize as well that will be posted soon on the R/C giveaway thread.

Jax

Nocturnal
10-27-2008, 12:53 AM
Congrats Rudolph :)

GWJax
10-27-2008, 12:55 AM
Nocturnal don't give up yet more prizes to win.. Just remember that..

Jax

Rudolph
10-27-2008, 12:57 AM
Well, I had to live up to this;


No problem Rudolph glad to see you here..Plus have pun with the give away.. I see your trying to win both of our prizes, hehehehe Good Luck Mate
Jax

Thanks to both 4mem8 and GWJax! I'll buy you both a beer (or seven)(or drink of choice) someday :)

4mem8
10-27-2008, 01:09 AM
I will definitely take you up on that Rudolph. Well done on both competitions.

Nocturnal
10-27-2008, 02:19 AM
Nocturnal don't give up yet more prizes to win.. Just remember that..

Jax
*Laughs* I'm not giving up, and I was never interested in the prizes.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 02:31 AM
Ha ha, I know you Nocturnal, You just love it for the challenge, Look forward to your answers.

GWJax
10-27-2008, 05:38 AM
"giggles" I know that Nocturnal your like RetroPlayer in for it for the game and challenge not the prizes...
Jax



*Laughs* I'm not giving up, and I was never interested in the prizes.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 06:29 AM
Ok, guys We have decided that seeing the main prize has been taken, we will keep it quite by the winner, and open this comp up to anyone that wants to have a go at what it is. There is still one prize left up for grabs, and that is to find out what object is in the current pics that does not belong there or will NOT be used in this project. so you will have to go back and see all the pics. Have fun.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 12:48 PM
Well, What do you know, milw has just guessed what the mystry object was, It was the AA battery in the idler gear. Well done milw. I thought this might throw ppl off and think it was for a comparison of size, but no, you are to cleaver. Competition will still go on and see if you can guess what the robot is, No prizes though.

M'mmm so a clean sweep by R/C and TRC combo forums.

GWJax
10-27-2008, 12:58 PM
Way to go milw!!!! congrats! now see if you can sweep the R/C giveaway 2nd prize...
4mem8 I can't wait to see the next photos and see how everyone does after the next post. I guess no more twisting the truth now... hehe If you are having a hard time guessing what 4mem8 is building keep the questions comming from all members!!!

Jax

Rudolph
10-27-2008, 12:58 PM
But it's so simple. All he had to do is divine from what he knows of you: are you the sort of man who would put the AA battery in his photo as a size comparator or a charade? Now, a clever man would...

Okay, truly sorry about that. There's no reason to take this thread back there. Those responsible have been sacked.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 01:03 PM
ha ha, I like your thoughts Rudolph, This comp will only get better as more reveiling pics come on line, Stay tuned. Hardest section are coming up to build.

Adrenalynn
10-27-2008, 01:21 PM
you are to cleaver.

737

???

4mem8
10-27-2008, 06:12 PM
HA HA, THANKS FOR PICKING UP THE TYPO ADRENALYNN, Mind you, I could have used those when Rudolph got the right answer, so maybe I was right after all , he he.

4mem8
10-27-2008, 06:27 PM
T-1000 yeah, cool bot

Adrenalynn
10-27-2008, 09:51 PM
Grats on making T-1000!

4mem8
10-27-2008, 11:45 PM
Thanks Adrenalynn.

4mem8
10-28-2008, 11:51 PM
Ok, seeing the competition has been won, I am going to post more regular pics as I progress with this project, But I would still like you to guess what it is by pm ing me with an answer for those that still cannot guess it, and just ask general questions here. So that said more pics coming for ya.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1403/35kv5.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/1883/40lr0.jpg

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9500/42mh6.jpg

Tracks are 395mm long, 350mm wide, and 105mm high and 75mm tread.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2905/44ho1.jpg

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5461/45gu8.jpg

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/3289/46ys2.jpg

This was a mod to the above track sides after finding another pic of my project, Argh.

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6049/47ff8.jpg

Battery plates.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7867/48ve3.jpg


http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6273/51hd5.jpg


http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9892/52nv8.jpg


http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/2042/53ri3.jpg


http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/7507/54xl4.jpg

Ok, that will do for a few days, see if that helps you out, the next pics I promise will start to look interesting for you.

Adrenalynn
10-29-2008, 12:18 AM
Damn that's gorgeous. What would it cost me to have you whack a platform like that out for me, 290x290 max? Could I afford you? :) I've got some kick-butt motors already, with a 6mm shaft (shafts cut down to 35mm-ish, if that'd still function in the application)

4mem8
10-29-2008, 12:32 AM
What rpm are your motors 6mm shafts, I need two at about 63-80 rpm , I could do a swap?? And make you a base track unit kit set. Send me the 2" tracks and sprockets and idelers, hex rod and nylon tube. Is the clearance ok at 24mm for 2" system?

Adrenalynn
10-29-2008, 12:43 AM
We'll take it to PM - but the motors are a "little faster" than 80RPM. :)

About 200oz-in @ 860RPM. Was hoping they'd work for the track system.

But yeah, I have motors. That's never a problem. We'll take it to PM and not clutter your thread. You just do such gorgeous work!

4mem8
10-29-2008, 12:56 AM
ok pm it is, Thanks for your comments Adrenalynn, Always appreciated.

4mem8
10-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Any idea's as to what is is yet guys??.

GWJax
10-29-2008, 06:25 PM
I have no CLUE!!!! ha ha

Rudolph
10-29-2008, 07:01 PM
*nodding enthusiastically* Yup!

Oh, sorry.

4mem8
10-29-2008, 11:20 PM
Nice one Rudolph, Prize will be sorted this week end and posted next week. Same with yours milw.
GW, still playing games I see ha ha.

GWJax
10-30-2008, 06:45 AM
I don't play games I just forget alot!! at least I know it in the year 2000-2004 and a blockbuster movie but I cant remember what it is. May be Barney the dino..?

GWJax
10-30-2008, 06:51 AM
OH I forgot Happy BirthDay 4mem8......." driving to work While singing your birthday song"

Jax aka GW

Adrenalynn
10-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Happy DirtDay, 4mem!

4mem8
10-30-2008, 12:48 PM
Yeah, Thanks Gw and Adrenalynn, Another year older and wiser he he.

Adrenalynn
10-30-2008, 12:51 PM
It's a "dirtday" 'cause it puts ya one year closer to being in the dirt. :tongue:

4mem8
10-30-2008, 12:55 PM
Have not thought of it that way, BUT how true.

GWJax
10-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Nice thinking Adrenalynn!! I'll have to start using that phrase, hehe:)


It's a "dirtday" 'cause it puts ya one year closer to being in the dirt. :tongue:

Nocturnal
10-30-2008, 11:17 PM
Happy belated dirtday 4mem8. I've still got no idea what your building. I'm going to be annoyed if it turns out that I have seen the movie.

4mem8
10-30-2008, 11:41 PM
Nocturnal, I will be surprised if you Have not seen it very surprised. Thanks for the B-day wishes.

4mem8
10-30-2008, 11:44 PM
Tomorrow I will put up some more pics, and this will give you a much better idea as to what I am building.

milw
10-31-2008, 09:14 AM
I guess this is where not going to movies and not watching TV becomes important- I haven't a clue either. Photos are still too generic for me to guess :( But it sure is looking nice, whatever it is!

4mem8
10-31-2008, 01:43 PM
Thanks milw, More pics coming up in the next 2hrs.

4mem8
10-31-2008, 02:13 PM
Ok, Here we go some more revealing pics he he.

http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/8247/55bb2.jpg

MDF jig for polycarb sections


http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/3705/56kn9.jpg

Mdf jig for base plate.


http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/1723/58sy1.jpg

Mdf jig on top of polycarb, ready for routing out.


http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9009/60uo9.jpg

Using a ball race straight edge cutter.


http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8184/62pr8.jpg

Mdf jig [Bottom] Finished product [Top]


http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4076/61xi4.jpg

Jig for base plate.


http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7207/64ax5.jpg

Internal MDF ring.


http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9577/67ll3.jpg

Ah ha you say, what can this be!! This is the jig for which I will be building on to make my final lower body mold.
More pics later today.

elios
10-31-2008, 03:51 PM
wow nice, 4mem8. i wonder what it is.... i really dont know... not fer sure.. hehe

Rudolph
10-31-2008, 03:59 PM
I love the work you put into the building process. "This is the jig, to make the mold, to make the part." I just haven't found that kind of patience and/or focus.

Also, happy belated birthday. I'll even sing; "This is your birthday song. It isn't very long." </singing>

4mem8
10-31-2008, 05:04 PM
Thanks guys, I'm so appreciative of your comments.

4mem8
10-31-2008, 11:19 PM
Ok, some more pics, Oh BTW DB also pm'd me the right answer, congrats DB.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/6282/70qg6.jpg

Tape for size comparison.


http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/4083/72qo5.jpg

Cardboard cutouts for balsa cladding.


http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6075/73wa0.jpg

Matchbox for scale, top section is for the raised panel on the front.


http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2963/75cm7.jpg

Balsa wood stack for mold making.


http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7629/76no9.jpg

Cladding the jig.


http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/636/77px9.jpg

Adding the sections of balsa.


http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2696/78mr1.jpg

Sections nearly complete.


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Cardboard template for the front raised panel.


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4313/80rv6.jpg

Use of scaling dividers helps get correct scale. from the pics I have which are not many.


http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9922/85fd1.jpg

Front top raised panel now fitted.


http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3671/89wq7.jpg

Filling in the radius's with fine soft filler as I do not want to dig into the soft balsa, this filler is softer to sand than the balsa, once all the filler has been added for the coveing it will be treated with 4-5 coats of MDF [Medium Density Fiberboard] sealer, this will harden up the balsa and filler.

More pics tomorrow, these will be the last pics for a while as we have nearly caught up with my progress to date on this project.

Rudolph
11-01-2008, 12:12 AM
Looking good!

"Cladding the jig" sounds like something the Irish would do at a pub...

Congrats DB!

Nocturnal
11-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Hmmm.... Bell's are ringing, but they are all unfortunately, video game related bells.

Is it going to be packing a gun? perhaps a bfg?

4mem8
11-01-2008, 01:44 AM
ok, Nocturnal, There is a video game with this bot in it, it will also be packing two guns, But if I tell you what they are I will give it away [Possibly] The pics are very rare to find, Have seven now as Rudolph found one that did not have, And Nocturnal they used Mattracks in the real thing, That I did not know.

GWJax
11-01-2008, 03:25 AM
Great work 4mem8, Making planes in the past really helped you out in this area I see..
Nocturnal I am building the guns for 4mem8 and will be shipping them to him when finnished, plus I'll be giving him the update pictures soon as progress continues on with these.

Jax

4mem8
11-01-2008, 06:15 AM
Oh yes, those guns Gw, Mean and dirty.

Adrenalynn
11-01-2008, 06:40 AM
What, no love for the high-res pic I sent? [pout]

BTW: In relation to your prior query - just drop the voltage to 7.2v on the Lynxmotion motors. It's not even fast enough to get out of its own way... (75RPM under no load. See my new thread)

4mem8
11-01-2008, 02:35 PM
Only just woke up, so just seen your pics. Have commented. thanks for posting your finds.

4mem8
11-01-2008, 03:11 PM
More pics for you, These will be it for a while as it has reached the stage that I have got to. Enjoy.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/4135/91bg5.jpg

Underside coving detail.


http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8029/92yj2.jpg

Ready for sanding.


http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7590/93vt0.jpg

Plug starting to look good.


http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8679/94gw9.jpg

Shape not looking to bad.


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Side shot.



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Front view before the mods to the lower section.


http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/292/99oe1.jpg

Mods to the lower front now done, with the rebates in the hatch.


http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1543/100ek1.jpg

Showing the rebates in hatch, Pics will be slower in coming now as I have reached the pics I have taken to date and the modeling on this project. However there are to date 102 pics and a lot of them have not been shown because of the competition, and also there have been a few pics where I have put the real photo next to my project for comparison but did not want to show due to the competition, I will give it another week for ppl to guess what it is [Two] PPL have guessed what it is to date. Then I will start a tutorial on it. Maybe post to my website first.

GWJax
11-01-2008, 11:20 PM
Very nice work 4mem8!!!! I just can't wait till I send you the rest of the products so I must hurry on that so I can see what you can do with them.....
Jax

Nocturnal
11-02-2008, 01:11 AM
I've still got nothing :)

4mem8
11-02-2008, 01:23 AM
I'm going to leave it for another week Nocturnal, So next Saturday all will be revealed.

GWJax
11-02-2008, 08:12 AM
OK Nocturnal goto my comp and look at all the pictures in the THREAD and not the gallery you will find one picture that is part of this project and It just might be the Gun...Or at leat the starting of it...
Jax

4mem8
11-02-2008, 11:11 AM
Yeah GW, That gun will be the give away, So Nocturnal and others have another week to guess it, Then I can upload some more pics and also put it in the next TRC competition round.

4mem8
11-02-2008, 11:18 AM
Here's another pic of the cardboard template of the upper section.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9603/101qd2.jpg