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  1. Re: Aringer - stylized life-size animatronic saber-tooth tiger

    Really majestic project Xevel and team!

    How'd you get it to reveal with flash?
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    Thanks means a lot, since FF has always been a big influence(reminds me of FF8's spider robot, A-TM092). About the servo color, they actually changed them from orange to white, so yay!

    Update:...
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    QuadFrameV2.0 Nexus edition

    5122

    New legs act as dampener, little too big though might rescale it.
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    Thanks guys, ya it is a white servo(basically company I buy them from changed their color).

    Here's some more pictures!

    Update #3:
    So I scrapped the turret idea since it was too flimsy for me....
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    Here's a pic of one of the legs missing and broken. Basically my original design had the leg serve as the servo horn, but it was too fragile to hold much abuse and broke and stripped its teeth when I...
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    Ya so update #2

    Now it has an Altera Max2 CPLD snap on mount. The servo horns now also snap onto their mounts reducing the amount of screws needed.
    Recently 1 out of 4 of the legs broke (25%...
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    Interesting Re: Robugtix T8 3D printed spider octopod

    I'm wondering how they mount their little servos, are they using cables like tendons or is it mounted at the joints.
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    Ya I find 3D Printing amazing since I can adjust the hollowness of the frame which is at 50% infill.

    Wow 1lb batteries!? Ya...lol I'm going to have to be very picky on my components. I'm even...
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    I actually have used the Sharp IR Sensor in a PIC uC, put it through the 16-bit ADC with some caps and moved a servo with the distance info. Worked pretty well and smoothly. What was happening to...
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    Totally forgot there are some tall bipeds in mechwarfare, good point.



    They are mini servos:
    HK15148 Analog Servo
    Torque: 2.3kg @ 4.8v, 2.5kg @ 6v
    Weight: 17g
    Speed: 0.17 / 60deg @ 4.8v,...
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    This is like my 3rd try at making robots, and every rendition I'm getting better at it using new stuff I'm learning on the way. (can you believe my 1st try at a robot was dremel'd out of a laundry...
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    Project Re: The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    Yes very interested in making robotics cheap enough for everyone.

    I'm using Catia and just clicked on the explode button when I'm in product assembly mode.
    3D printer used was a Printrbot LC with...
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    Project The Shiashi(cheap 3D printed quad frame)

    So I wanted something physical before I post this project and finally here it is....I present to you the Shiashi Frame with...me...I'll post better pics once I find my camera.

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    CAD...
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    Sticky: Re: Participant Geographic Locations

    It will always be, even if mechwarfare cease to exist it might still be useful to locate fellow mech creators. :tongue:
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    Re: simulator robot

    WAHHHHH these things exist!? Totally gonna try this out....
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    Smallest/Cheapest 3D Printer I've seen

    Talk about affordable....perfect for the budget roboticists to print robot chassis.

    http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-simple-beta/

    About 3.0-3.5 x 3.0-.3.5 x 3.0 inch print area


    I can...
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    Sticky: Re: Participant Geographic Locations

    Very good points and idea guys. With different status people with functional mechs can spar while still letting others without a mech have the possibility to watch/learn from each other/ or simply...
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    Sticky: Participant Geographic Locations

    Since participants are affected by the recent closing of RoboGames, I have taken locations of players for referencing. In hopes of seeing new event organizers or simple hangouts between players...
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    Re: Mech Warfare - State of the Union 2013

    thought east had Shepherd University or was that for just 1 year

    Btw is there a main thread for 2013 mechwarfare vids?
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    Re: Mech Warfare - State of the Union 2013

    So...is this new event going to be in Chicago? Will it start there and be copied to the west? Or....confused...:confused:

    Either way very cool to hear mechwarfare as a main event.
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    Just For Fun Re: The ultimate robot video collection

    In Russia.....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ3rAxSiiO4
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    Re: ROBOT FIGHTING LEAGUE coming to tv

    As tv is outdated, here's an internet link!

    Episode 1
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    Re: ROBOT FIGHTING LEAGUE coming to tv

    better be an h bridge
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    Re: ROBOT FIGHTING LEAGUE coming to tv

    I doubt it was cgi, since it was fast shots of the upper torso doing mostly punches....like they need cgi to do that.

    The 2 min vid had plenty of info, robots will be "shadow boxing" using maybe...
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    ROBOT FIGHTING LEAGUE coming to tv

    Finally youtube gives me an ad I want to watch.

    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA8n1gtUBU4
    News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSkKhU1hApE

    Real real steel.
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    Project Re: [FRAGILE]: Balsa/Bass Wood Biped

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    Here is my printed core mmmmmmmmmmmmm I love CAD and 3d printing :wink:
  27. Re: 3D printing Who in the community owns or uses one ?

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    My Printrbot LC which I bought for about $700usd w/shipping.
    Been 2 months and I have printed a lot, from mechwarfare robot frames to vases for my mum.
    I was surprised how long 1 lb/20$...
  28. Re: ABS Plastics: Minimal armor to withstand shots?

    Hmm according to gdubb's chart nylon 6/6 has a weaker impact resistance(1.2) than ABS(7.7) and HIPS(2.0)..elaughlin's 2.5mm armor might have been a right choice.....at least its score is super high...
  29. Re: ABS Plastics: Minimal armor to withstand shots?

    Mmm thanks now I'll have a starting point. I hope to find the bare minimum to reduce frame weight.




    Do you happen to know if your polystyrene is GPPS(general purpose) or HIPS(high impact)?...
  30. ABS Plastics: Minimal armor to withstand shots?

    Basically I will be fab'ing my own frame/armor and I need an estimate of *mm of armor I need to withstand a normal shot. I'm assuming the majority of participants will be using defender guns still....
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    Project Re: [FRAGILE]: Balsa/Bass Wood Biped

    *Edit: Redoing Fragile as an ABS framed robot, but with the same "fragile" lightweight concept as the original basla wood robot.

    Haha I'm going to have to rewatch bladerunner. I looked up...
  32. Thread: Any Bipeds ?

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    Re: Any Bipeds ?

    What do we have like 6 months til the next robogames? If I make it in time I'll be running a biped.
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    Re: Recognizing traffic cones

    Very cool! I love watching the navigator competition in robotgames. Will totally be looking at your project closely.
    Also are you wirelessly transfering the image to your laptop for computation or...
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    Re: What is this Horizontal Support Thingy?

    I meant the tether but now that you mentioned it, I am also curious about the flip/flop thingies on top too. So they are counterweights huh....
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    What is this Horizontal Support Thingy?

    Usually in bipedal locomotion research, I have seen this thing that assists the robot's side to side balance. What is it call so I can start researching the right method in making one for myself....
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    Re: Series Elastic Actuators

    Hey very cool, might have to try making one myself. Was thinking of a way to control servos relative to pressure/force on it. Only idea I had was to measure the servos' current but that doesn't give...
  37. Thread: Hobby Wars

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    Just For Fun Re: Hobby Wars

    Making/Hearing music, running, games, movies, and aimlessly roaming the net.
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    Just For Fun Re: The ultimate robot video collection

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT0OhCDBsGs&feature=autoplay&list=UL1AiGsA OH-Es&playnext=1
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    Project [FRAGILE]: Balsa/Bass Wood Biped

    *Edit: Switched from wood to abs plastics
    Name: FRAGILE
    Locomotion: Biped

    Structural Materials:
    ABS plastics
    //Balsawood/Basswood
    //Plastic Project Boxes
    //Ball Bearings
    //Epoxy
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    Question(s) Re: How to start off in microcontrollers?

    Pics are inexpensive(1$-4$) = noob friendly(I have fried my share of pics learning), and very hands on. All of them on microchip.com, some on ebay and other sites.
    The programmer is the most...
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