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    Re: Robobuilder, Bioloid, RB2000 Discussion

    Yeah, that bot was awesome for its time.
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    Just For Fun Re: CONTEST: Crabfu Challenge = $100

    What ever happened to "I, Crabfu, will be the judge"? Man up! :p
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    Interesting Re: new humanoid robot, what do you think of it

    Io would be much more interesting. :p
  4. Thread: Hug a developer

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    Just For Fun Re: Hug a developer

    I'd be ecstatic if I ever got final requirements with a full month to go. :wink:

    The last one resonates though.
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    Re: So I filed for unemployment..

    Sorry to hear that. I guess I won't be buying my airsoft gear there after all.
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    Re: MECH Puppeteer CP - Combat software

    Nice work. You definitely get style points for adding mech flavor to the UI. Fun stuff!
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    Contest Entry Re: The Bratinator Project

    This is a cool project... I'd be interesting in seeing updates if there's anything new going on. :)
  8. Thread: ED 209 Scout

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    Re: ED 209 Scout

    I like the design of the feet, but they do seem a bit long now that you mention it.
  9. Thread: Minimum Energy?

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    Re: Minimum Energy?

    Awesome. That's pretty darn simple. :)
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    News/Announcement Re: Bigfoot real !?!?

    Kind of like the Bumble from Rudolph. :happy:
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    Interesting Re: littleBits (magnetic electronics components)

    I like the idea a lot... I would try it if it came with a micro board I wanted to program.
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    Re: Really strong servos? Dunno

    Does anyone know how the military actuates their robotic gun turrets?
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    Project Re: Custom joystick to control robot arm

    Love it... I hope to do something like that in the future. :)
  14. Re: Ok so I made a Whegbot. Its pretty cool actually :)

    Great work. Now let's see some video of the little bugger in action. :)
  15. Thread: ED 209 Scout

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    Re: ED 209 Scout

    I like the side extensions, makes it look more balanced with the wide parts up top.
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    News/Announcement Re: micromagic hexapod kit MSR-H01

    Hey Matt, great news on the kit.

    Is the p.Brain programmable by the user, or does it just run the hex engine? Will a separate microcontroller be needed to add additional behaviors?
  17. Re: Ok so I made a Whegbot. Its pretty cool actually :)

    I had a chance to stop by and meet Electricity (after he woke up :p) at his airsoft shop Desiderata Action Sports. Great guys there, very friendly and knowledgable about airsoft. I hope to stop by...
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    Re: Daventech Sonar Mount

    It can be mounted facing the opposite way. You just have to drill holes on the opposite corners. For some reason they only drill two holes.
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    Question(s) Re: Which Sonar and why?

    This is why I use the Ping. It gives really accurate and consistent readings, and it detects very narrow objects. I haven't had to try a bunch of different range finders because the Ping works so...
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    Poll: Just For Fun Re: Junk Bot Challenge

    Ok, I'm gonna jump in too then. I have various leftover robot bits that are just collecting dust... including gearhead motors, Hitec servos, SES parts, Parallax electronics.

    I'll gather some...
  21. Re: Ok so I made a Whegbot. Its pretty cool actually :)

    That came together quickly. Clever use of scavenged parts.

    I'll bring a surplus little single channel motor controller (stock 1/18 race car ESC) with me when I stop by the shop if you need one...
  22. Thread: My Robot Project

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    Re: My Robot Project

    Great robot!

    Do you mind sharing how you made those white plastic body parts? They look great. I would love to read a tutorial on that. :)
  23. Project Re: I did it! I made my first bot. Please don't laugh.

    Did you say you have an airsoft shop in MD? If so, PM me... I want to check out some airsoft stuff. While I'm there I'd like to see your bot, and I'd be happy to drop you some extra servos, sensors...
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    Question(s) Re: So like, how many?

    Projects seem to be spread out across Project Showcase, random forum threads, Blogs, and tutorials. You might want to a guide so that people can figure out where things should go. It probably also...
  25. Project Re: I did it! I made my first bot. Please don't laugh.

    That's killer. No description of your bot is complete without mention of the zip ties. I've seen RC cars bandaged together with zip ties, but your bot takes the cake! :)

    What small mech box are...
  26. Thread: Mech - Scythe

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    Re: Mech - Scythe

    Sweet quad design.
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    Re: Question on laptop purchase for my 2HV...

    What brought that on?

    I like the mini-laptops... I don't have one yet, but I will be getting one when someone comes out with a product that doesn't suck for a fair price.
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    Project Re: The Machine an AX-12 based Phoenix

    Very nice. I thought about doing the same thing with the Phoenix, but by the time the kit was actually released my interests had moved to other things.
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    News/Announcement Re: New Blood on the Team!

    Congrats, Tyb. Are you planning a Chicago Mech Wars event? :D
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    Re: Crab Fu motions now available for download

    Impressive gait. I thought these humanoids were capable of more than what is typically seen... I guess that's why he is Gepetto Emeritus. ;)
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    Re: Mech Wars Rules and Guidelines

    Groovy.
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    Question(s) Re: What makes a robot store a robot store?

    Here's my bit of advice - keep parts in stock. If I have to wait, I'll just order online. I need to know I can stop by a store and they will reliably have what I'm looking for... and it only takes a...
  33. Thread: MicroRaptor

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    Re: MicroRaptor

    Hey Jon,

    Is the single AX-12 for the tilt at the base of the long neck really going to be strong enough to support the camera, cannon and ammo sticking out that far? That joint looks to have a...
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    Re: Aldebaran's NAO gets a price tag (and review)

    If the dollar makes a massive turnaround I may be able to afford one. :p
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    Poll: Re: Robobuilder (New Korean Robot Kit)

    Some quick math shows me that the AX-12+ is at least 10% stronger in torque-per-gram than the better of the two wCK models at stock voltages. The weaker wCK is not even close. And that's not...
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    Poll: Re: Robobuilder (New Korean Robot Kit)

    The Bioloid servos (AX-12+) are quite a bit stronger, and you get 18 in the Comprehensive kit vs 16 in the base Robobuilder kit, so the higher price is more than justified IMHO. The Robobuilder looks...
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    Re: Florida Spar event?

    I'm planning to visit my folks in the Port Orange area around the holidays. I should be operational by then.
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    Re: Aldebaran's NAO gets a price tag (and review)

    Wow, $15k for a French Robosapien...

    Just kidding, I know it's pretty sophisticated. I guess they can charge an outrageous amount since they've been picked as the new RoboCup provider.

    I...
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    Re: Mech Wars Rules and Guidelines

    Ok, I was just joshing you because of what you had previously said about your commitment to DefConBots. All kidding aside, it would be great if you were building a mech. :)



    *bites tongue* :p
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    Re: Mech Wars Rules and Guidelines

    Right, and the second Hagetaka or MicroRaptor come in an ounce over 5 lbs, the weight limit would move up. Just keepin' it real.

    But please, continue to sarcasticaly criticize anyone with legit...
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