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    Re: New Mech Warfare competitor, Pics and Stuff

    That's a really cool bot Marc, congrats on some really nice work. I have to admit that I'm super annoyed with myself though over your design, as the general concept is something I have been wanting...
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    Sticky: Re: MW 2013+ Ruleset Additions and Changes Discussion

    hmmmm, I see your point jwatte, ty :) In the games those are still bipedal clasifications by-and-large but, with the explicit specification of a "Biped Class" it does leave room for inclusion of...
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    Sticky: Re: MW 2013+ Ruleset Additions and Changes Discussion

    TY jwatte - don't see the reference but I'll check other threads to be sure.
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    Sticky: Re: Funding/Donation for Mech Warfare

    Ty,

    Have you considered looking into the possibility of selling M-W embossed/printed/silk-screened clothing and accessories? A variety of designs and styles revolving around M-W in general and...
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    Sticky: Re: MW 2013+ Ruleset Additions and Changes Discussion

    How will quads, hexapods and/or crawlers fit into the Mech class designations?
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    Question(s) Re: Reserved Bioloid ID #'s?

    Hi Fergs, tician - thank you both very much for your replies. I was planning on usning ID#0 for the pelvic-mounted torso yaw servo, so I'll adjust my numbering scheme accordingly on that and keep the...
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    Project Re: Obstacle Avoiding Robot

    Thanks for the info tduv.
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    Project Re: Obstacle Avoiding Robot

    Looks like an interesting project, thanks for posting it. I may well use your project as a guideline in developing an inexpensive test platform for verifying the implementation of multiple sensor...
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    Question(s) Reserved Bioloid ID #'s?

    Are there Bioloid ID #'s that are either reserved or ill-advised to use?
  10. Thread: Tekbotic 1

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    Project Re: Tekbotic 1

    It's a great premise but a viable warehouse implementation would need to be a really sophisticated set up, or the environment would need to be strictly controlled. Hopefully either you've had...
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    Contest Entry Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Vote confirmed - hope it goes well for you Zenta
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    Re: Overseas purchases

    Hi Fanatic, Slugman,

    My apologies on the tardy reply. Looks like I'll have to just factor in an extended delivery time frame for purchase shipped from overseas - something I will endeavor to...
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    Re: Pro Lite V2 vs. Turnigy LiPo's

    Hi r691175002,

    My apologies on this exceedingly tardy reply. At this point I'm not involved in aerial robotics (although I do have a concept in mind), but the information you provided is very...
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    Overseas purchases

    I'm still waiting for my battery and LVD, which I ordered back on 2011.10.15. Unfortunately I only took a passing notice that they were being shipped out of Singapore, and after making an inquiry...
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    Re: EX-106+/RX-64 Humanoid Robot: Giger

    Thanks for the replies darkback2, Ty, very much appreciated. I was hoping to explore some joint configurations (although I'm thinking what I had in mind for the ankle would be a bit much), so it's...
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    Re: EX-106+/RX-64 Humanoid Robot: Giger

    Nice work on Giger Ty - no surprise there! :) It seems to me that PLM's have gone to the wayside with bipeds - if that's so any comments on why that's case? When I do build my biped I was planning on...
  17. Hard Disk Drive spindles useful as turret mounts?

    (Disassembly note: Be aware that opening up the case of a hard drive will void it's warranty, so undertaking such an activity is at your own risk. Both Phillips and Torx screws were encountered with...
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    Re: Pro Lite V2 vs. Turnigy LiPo's

    Hi draikani, gdubb2,

    Thank you both very much for your replies which, as usual, are very much appreciated.

    @gdubb2: No worries my friend. Even thinking at the time that you were referring to...
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    Re: Pro Lite V2 vs. Turnigy LiPo's

    Hi gdubb2,

    Thank you very much for your timely and informative reply - very much appreciated Gary.

    With your comments here, I'm considering having three types of batteries - one modest and one...
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    Pro Lite V2 vs. Turnigy LiPo's

    Considering the price points, I'm contemplating going with a Turnigy 3S 35C 5000mAh LiPo for about $50+tx, s&h, or the Pro Lite V2 3S 20C 4350 mAh for about $100+tx, s&h.

    On occasion you get more...
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    Question(s) Re: Monitoring LiPo battery while it's in use.

    Hi cire, SK,

    Thank you both very much for your timely and helpful replies. I hadn't as yet researched how to properly dispose of the battery and that warner/monitor looks like it will work...
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    Question(s) Monitoring LiPo battery while it's in use.

    I've twice run down my LiPo while connected to my arbotiX to below recharging threshold. I obviously need to re-think my procedures here. Both times I had the arbotiX connected to my laptop via the...
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    Contest Entry Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    I'm a bit outside of LA for a few days and can see all the pics as well as providing access to your blog site Zenta. Very nice work, as usual.

    Regards
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    Contest Entry Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Dang, my bad. :/ Just did a tracert to abc.com to double check and I'm now connecting through RedShift, which is a local ISP. It's my sis's house but I would've thought she'd say something about the...
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    Contest Entry Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    No Zenta, I'm not. I confirmed www accessibility via a new search as well. FYI, my ISP is Comcast.

    Regards
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    Contest Entry Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    uhmmm, outside of your signature Zenta I don't see any pics/links on your post (#32; and I can see pics/vids from other posts). :/

    Regards
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    Re: 2011 Scoring System Info

    Thanks for the info and timely reply Fergs, much appreciated

    Regards
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    Re: Drew's Quad Walker

    Just took a quick glance at your blog Drew - definitely liking what I saw! Best wishes on your project.

    Regards
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    Re: 2011 Scoring System Info

    Will the mech-based scoring apparatus be the same as for MW'11? I did a search on the TR store site for "scoring plates" and didn't get any results - are the plates and transponders currently...
  30. Question(s) Re: Dumb question, not "robot" related but robotics component related.

    Good points cire; knew about the low pressure but not about the bore ratio. Not sure that I'd consider 90 PSI low for an inner tube-based bladder - not that it has to be made from one but, it seems...
  31. Question(s) Re: Dumb question, not "robot" related but robotics component related.

    @Quantum: hmmmm... I'm thinking the pump and home-made bladder could probably be cobbled together for under $40 <shrugs>. Depending on execution and diligence I'd hesitate to use the term sloppy but,...
  32. Question(s) Re: Dumb question, not "robot" related but robotics component related.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBuv7M4qdBg&feature=player_embedded

    @Quantum: Think. You know better. Unless you've never heard of an air jack or air brakes, which...
  33. Question(s) Re: Dumb question, not "robot" related but robotics component related.

    Hi Domo,

    How about an alternative? You could use a bicycle pump - similar to this one, for under $10 to $20. I selected a foot operated pump with a gauge and valve-stem lever; might be able to...
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    Re: advice for robotics startup?

    I'm sick as a dog right now but I have to ask, why would you ask a bunch of strangers for advice in steering your own future? That's completely beyond me but, if you want to abdicate the helm of your...
  35. Thread: Chassis

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    Project Re: Chassis's brother

    Congrats SteamAutomation! :D
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    Re: The Ultimate Arbotix Thread

    Thank you Fergs, very much appreciated.

    Regards
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    Re: The Ultimate Arbotix Thread

    Has the Arduino 22 IDE been tested on the arbotiX? Is Arduino IDE release 22 recommended over release 18?

    Regards
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    Question(s) Re: Battery or charger problem

    What battery? What battery charger? What's the battery's current voltage reading?
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    Re: Problem with starting pypose

    @Fergs: I didn't see any difference in my GUI on commenting those lines out but, I'm running 32bit Win7, rather than WinXP.

    Regards
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    Re: Maxwell at AAAI (Playing Chess)

    Fergs, if it was worth anything from me to you, I'd +rep... Obviously, you're highly regarded because you're quite capable, and to me this is you're most impressive robotics project.

    Regards
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