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Offline WarlockTopic starter

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Clockwork devices
« on: July 06, 2007, 08:44:03 AM »
Does anyone know where I can find information on clockwork robots??? Is it hard to build them???

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Re: Clockwork devices
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 08:57:49 AM »
Do you mean the automated robots developed around the 17th and 18th century that represent some of the early examples of "true" robots because they were programmable through a system of interchangeable cams. The cams allowed them to perform different actions; an example of this is a dancing automaton. When different cams are used, different dances are preformed.

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Do you mean the ones from Dr. Who?

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Re: Clockwork devices
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 08:59:37 AM »
the 17th century ones.

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Re: Clockwork devices
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 10:19:04 AM »
Most ones made today are made out of metal (aluminum or tin) as in the ones found here... http://www.otherlandtoys.co.uk/gadgets-clockwork-toys-c-81_38.html

If you want to make one out of wood, I might suggest hunting around woodworker forums... most of the folks here are building robots that use electronics to control the robots, not mechanical cams and gears.

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Re: Clockwork devices
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 04:48:27 AM »

 


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