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    Re: New parallax bot

    I don't really see what justifies the 5k price tag...

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    Re: New parallax bot

    I don't really see what justifies the 5k price tag
    First production run is my main guess. Manufacturing costs are really high when you don't order high quantities. They said they only have 5 right now, but 45 on the way. Reading through the thread it seems that these little guys are packed full of features though. They mention that it's programmable and has encoders and some autonomous control features, so that'll jack up the price too. I'm guessing that it comes assembled too.

    Still, these are really damn cool imo! They look like mini dune buggies

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    Wow, it looks beautiful. Based on the mechanics and custom machining involved, I can understand the price tag. However, there's no room to bolt on any machine guns, so I wouldn't drop $5k on it. It would make a good rugged recon vehicle, though.
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    Re: New parallax bot

    However, there's no room to bolt on any machine guns, so I wouldn't drop $5k on it.
    Come on Dave, what about Mad Max style side mounted machine guns

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    Re: New parallax bot

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Come on Dave, what about Mad Max style side mounted machine guns
    Tell Matt that it's for a video that you want to do for Trossen Robotics... Maybe he'll will buy you one both the robot and gun : ).
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    Re: New parallax bot

    I guess that depends upon who he is planning to shoot

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    Re: New parallax bot

    Hey man, you're the one who shoots flying monkeys at my head They are stuffed though so I guess it's not fair for me.

    Hey, we can mount some nerf turret side mounted guns! That'll even up the playing field a bit.

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    Re: New parallax bot

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Hey man, you're the one who shoots flying monkeys at my head They are stuffed though so I guess it's not fair for me.

    Hey, we can mount some nerf turret side mounted guns! That'll even up the playing field a bit.
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    It might be best to fight with this thing outside. "WHAT IS THAT SOUND!!!! AND WHY DOES IT SMELL LIKE A CAR IS RUNNING IN HERE!!!!!!"

    If you send me more yoyo squids and robot parts, I could join in on the fight...

    LOL

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    Re: New parallax bot

    Oh yeah, I forgot, make sure to use a good web Proxy.
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