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what to study for mechs
« on: February 01, 2010, 05:40:44 PM »
hi im considering taking this as my job and i need to know what 2 take for gcse and the like to go into building mechs i know some 1 does it!

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 07:20:26 PM »
Well, you'll need great scores in school and most likely need a uni degree, Years of experience!
If you are generally interested in this field, do some research about the jobs, its all in google.
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 01:40:49 AM »
kk thx m8

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 08:51:50 AM »
Check out mechaps.com They are trying to build an industrial mech. However they only take volunteers and pay in shares in the company that may or may not make it. Still if I lived close by I would totally be there every waking moment working on it.

Also what mech is that in your profile pic? Its to small but it looks like battletech. As I am getting back into the game recently it is intriguing me.
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 10:08:36 AM »
yeah its a madcat mk 2 i think
but prety kwl
i live in england if it helps
im in love with the mechwarrior games hense my exitement with news of a new game (see robot vids)
and why i want to go into mechs as a career
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 11:45:26 PM »
I've always been fascinated with exoskeletons.  Like, in Avatar the AMP suits (giant walking robots).  I'm going into Mechatronics (combo of electrical, mechanical, computer and software engineering)  for university.  I thought it would be a good start...

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 10:16:59 AM »
ive seen avatar in 3d its awsome ;D
only problem with the AMP
is they control it by pretending their arms and legs are the AMP's
if u see what m getting at...
how would u sence that i wonder.. :-\

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 10:56:33 AM »
My problem with the AMP design is the same problem I had with the matrix mechs. Why does it need a HUGE window? Or in the matrix case NO ARMOR OR WINDOW. Look at the Elementals from Battletech/Mechwarrior. Little windows close to the users face not a huge target to shoot through.
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 10:58:56 AM »
i assume its a clear compound of something that is like, bullet proof  :)

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 11:07:10 AM »
bullet proof glass and hardened armor plating are two different things. bullet proof windows don't stop large ordinance from penetrating. With a smaller closer window it could take something like an RPG hit without hurting the pilot.
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 12:47:30 PM »
remember the na'vi only have bows and arrows any thing else should be taken out by that behemoth of a gun it carries...

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2010, 02:14:40 AM »
My problem with the AMP design is the same problem I had with the matrix mechs. Why does it need a HUGE window? Or in the matrix case NO ARMOR OR WINDOW. Look at the Elementals from Battletech/Mechwarrior. Little windows close to the users face not a huge target to shoot through.

Visibility

Hard to fight something you can't see

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2010, 08:44:13 AM »
yah but if the "window" is 6" away from your face it can be smaller to keep the same visability. Unlike the amps where it was like 3' away making for a big window that arrows can penetrate
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2010, 03:23:30 PM »
yah but if the "window" is 6" away from your face it can be smaller to keep the same visability. Unlike the amps where it was like 3' away making for a big window that arrows can penetrate

Hey, they can't discriminate and neglect the rights of claustrophobics   8)

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2010, 09:05:25 AM »
lol
bit off topic but ill allow

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2010, 03:31:41 PM »
Well, you know that HAL suit that the japenese have made?  Its just a robot that is controlled by the electrical impulses in your skin.  So, even if the suit is not attached to you you can still move it.  So, all you have to do is make a bigger robot that has good balance and stuff by itself, and then use the same technology that HAL uses for us to control it.  Same idea with mechs, but scale it way bigger.  Hate to say it though, I dont think we'll be seeing the mechs you see in games and movie any time soon, probably not in this lifetime.  My advice to you is find another potential career that is almsot the same.  Work with honda and try to convince them to make ASIMO 10x bigger :D

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2010, 04:37:03 PM »
I don't think I can agree with that. There is a lot of active research out there right now into this kind of technology. Will it be the next 10 years? maybe not but my lifetime I hope will be longer then that. Even if it takes 50 years. I hope I'd still be kicking then. In my opinion I think we will have the larger variety before we get the household kind that ASIMO represents. Industrial Mechs used in forestry, construction, or whatever the come up with are safer in the early years in a controlled environment like that. Household environments require to much control and safety measure.
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2010, 10:21:39 AM »
thx u guys im just thinking with the forestry mech bbbbbuuuuuzzzzzz   good bi environmeltalists  ;D

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010, 03:01:32 PM »
I don't think I can agree with that. There is a lot of active research out there right now into this kind of technology. Will it be the next 10 years? maybe not but my lifetime I hope will be longer then that. Even if it takes 50 years. I hope I'd still be kicking then. In my opinion I think we will have the larger variety before we get the household kind that ASIMO represents. Industrial Mechs used in forestry, construction, or whatever the come up with are safer in the early years in a controlled environment like that. Household environments require to much control and safety measure.
+1. The stuff that the researchers have right now isn't too far off those mechs, i mean look at the exoskeleton, that thing could be made autonomous relatively easily and BAM, Mech!
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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2010, 12:52:27 AM »
True, they are close but haw hard are they working on it?  I'm sure much more pressing issues are to be addressed first.

But I'm just being pessimistic, I hope they do build them cuz they are awesome :D

BACK ON TOPIC  I'm sure engineering courses would be a good start.

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Re: what to study for mechs
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2010, 12:54:05 AM »
I'm sure engineering courses would be a good start.
Mechatronics would work too..
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