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    I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    http://www.google.com/search2001.html

    Use it, find some old stuff you were into, cool old sites, and/or old tech that makes us laugh.

    Here's my robotics projects from highschool.

    This is a quadrapod that I build in woodshop when I was 14 (1998, I know, im still a youngin). I traced my Hexapod 2 PE onto graph paper, pasted that onto some sheet pvc and cut the entire thing out using a bandsaw and a belt sander.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200106290...om/proj029.htm

    I get bonus points for the awesome MSPaint "tech sketch".

    And here is where I prove the Generalized Peter Principle true by upgrading the robot to the point of worthlessness. I got it to turn itself over, but it was too wobbly and unstable to actually walk anymore.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200106111....com/index.htm

    I also built one of these when I was 13: http://web.archive.org/web/200106111....com/index.htm

    That's right! Representin' the oldschool yellow PVC.

    Now outdo me!

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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    Unable to outdo...

    I built this in 2001, but for some reason it doesn't show up in the google 2001... go figure.

    Anyhow; it was my graduation thesis in high school (back here that's at age 17)

    http://www.arrickrobotics.com/robomenu/arachno.html

    Also one of my beam bots : Here

    I'm actually amazed at how accurate you got your quad with the wood Tyb... great stuff!
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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    It's made out of sheet PVC actually, I just used the band saw to make the rough cuts and the belt sander to get the flat/straight, smooth edges.

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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    Sorry - when I was 13, we didn't have this fancysmancy InTarWeb Thingie.
    I Void Warranties�

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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrenalynn View Post
    Sorry - when I was 13, we didn't have this fancysmancy InTarWeb Thingie.
    Did you guys even have "electricity"?

    I can link you to the wiki if you're unfamiliar.

    /rimshot

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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    I haven't seen him around much - probably the job-hunt thang?
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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    Heh.. whippersnappers..

    When I was 13 we didn't have dial phones here in So. Sphincter, and Dwight Eisenhower was president. Robots existed in the mind of Asimov.


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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    [moved to off topic]

    Come on Ty!

    �In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed�
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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyberius View Post
    Did you guys even have "electricity"?

    I can link you to the wiki if you're unfamiliar.

    /rimshot
    Hey, easy there, some of us are older then her.

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    Re: I'm throwing down the nerd cred gauntlet

    he he, you can count me in that BMoscata, no respect for the elder.

    Quote Originally Posted by BMoscato View Post
    Hey, easy there, some of us are older then her.
    People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.


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