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Giger, now with guns
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:19:31 PM »
I spoke to the guy who made this, he said he spent $10k to make it. He's been working on it for over a year now . . .

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 09:35:03 PM »
10k?!?!   :o wow thats alot!
i hope it does more then walk around and make shooting sounds...
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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 02:14:02 PM »
Agreed... 10K?  Are you sure?  Is it made of unobtanium?   ???  It's cool, if it only did more stuff...

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 02:45:36 PM »
Yeah, I agree about the price, did he by any chance uh... Have every part laser cut then finished off with a waterjet? With some better gaits that thing could be pretty damn awesome!
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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 10:02:55 PM »
Well for a start, each servo cost $300.

And he probably had several prototypes until he got it right, meaning he had to pay several times for watercutting.

There is a quality wireless camera inside the chest, too.

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 12:18:17 AM »
Fair enough then but i think it could use a flamethrower... Just sayin...
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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 02:58:01 PM »
Well for a start, each servo cost $300.

And he probably had several prototypes until he got it right, meaning he had to pay several times for watercutting.

There is a quality wireless camera inside the chest, too.

Why use 300 dollar servos?  Would cheaper servos work just fine?  Wait 10K? For a second I though it was 1K.  I could see that.  But still, I'm not saying anything bad about it, but what is it's main point?  Besides looking cool?  I'll admit it looks to be VERY well put together, and the parts are VERY well made, but what's the point of building a robot if not to DO something?

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 03:05:53 PM »
I take that it competes in mech warfare Corrado33?
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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 04:38:22 PM »
if someone want to play mech warfare you need to register here

http://mech-warfare.com/contactus.aspx
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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010, 10:45:59 AM »
He just awesomified it.

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2010, 11:53:38 AM »
Ok now that's cool!  Is that the same bot?  Looks much different.  Well, chest up it does.  It also walks (well shuffles) much faster now.  I like it!

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 02:51:25 AM »
It's very cool, the price is high because he has 6 of these: http://www.crustcrawler.com/motors/RX64/index.php?prod=67
8 of these: http://www.crustcrawler.com/motors/RX28/index.php?prod=66
10 of these: http://www.trossenrobotics.com/dynamixel-ex-106-robot-actuator.aspx

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107 kg·cm


now that's a lot.
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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010, 03:18:56 AM »
Keep in mind that he is an employee of Trossen Robotics, so he probably got a 10% discount off everything . . .

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2010, 11:55:47 PM »
And he is probably sponsored, so he might even get everything free.  I definitally want to compete in mech warfare one day...

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 04:34:03 AM »
Keep in mind that he is an employee of Trossen Robotics, so he probably got a 10% discount off everything . . .

Wow... Then he probably got everything for free.... It's called advertising... 8)
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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2011, 07:57:11 PM »
The final version . . . probably . . . it's not so great at walking, but looks very bada$$

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Re: Giger, now with guns
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 01:49:28 AM »
You call that JUST bada$$.... That's ubera$$.... Hell, it is...
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