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Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« on: February 19, 2008, 10:03:08 AM »
Different locomotion, and building it :)

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=7528701675902650345&hl=en

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 10:09:23 AM »
The middle part really proves the value in planning before getting to work :P

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 10:14:04 AM »
No, why? On the contrary, I love youst getting into it, hate planning (too much)

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 10:16:14 AM »
If you plan, then you always know what to do next and you'll be sure when you're done. You also make like 90% less mistakes if you plan the construction out or something ;)

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 10:32:23 AM »
Well... If you plan, you must be able to know what you are planing.

And since I am not using CAD, and laser cut pieces etc.. I just use what I have, the best way I can - well then I cannot plan, only try my way to get things together, and thereby just build, you see.

I cannot plan what to do when I do not know how things fit or does not fit - So I have to just do it = no planning.

Of course I have an idea of what I want, like "the Skiwalker", I thought it would be funny - well - take a look at this page, it should explain the inspiration: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/35


Can I see some of your work, a link?

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 10:37:23 AM »
Actually, when thinking about it, I did make a biped in ninth grade. It was just a premade set with one single engine, no intelligence unit and basically just gears that made the two legs move. It's nothing impressive and it sucked. I don't have it anymore I'm afraid.

I'm thinking about getting started doing this stuff, it's really interesting. I've read most tutorials on the site and skimmed the forums.

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 10:46:44 AM »
Robot building is fun! I love the moment when it comes to life from just being pieces!

I have made a complete walk through of a project that is more then just "a beginners project", but it will work as a VERY easy beginners project:

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/17

Let me hear if you really is going to build a little project, I am a pretty experienced newbee myself, can help with the basics etc,

you could also do this one, it is only 40$, and only takes an hour or 2, but is highly programmable: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/87

Ciao!

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 10:50:37 AM »
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I cannot plan what to do when I do not know how things fit or does not fit
sounds like the chicken and the egg problem ;)

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 10:56:17 AM »
Exactly, and these are extremely hard to plan your way out of! So .. thats what I said; Its just "do it" ;)

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 11:02:02 AM »
I also noticed you're danish, anything useful for roboteers around in Denmark? I happen to live in southern Sweden and can travel there easily (rather going to Denmark than going all the way to the states)

(Sorry for being offtopic :P)

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2008, 11:05:50 AM »
Yes, I am Danish. And no, the scene is dead. This is why I am spamming with videos like this to get robot-friends, and force my few danish friends to write in English on our site etc.. all because I have no robo-building friends in Denmark ;)
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6154034533075077289&hl=en

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 12:06:17 PM »
hmm I get the feeling someone edited that last post...
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Re: Off topic, please do not read
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008, 01:52:28 PM »
Yes, I am Danish. And no, the scene is dead. This is why I am spamming with videos like this to get robot-friends, and force my few danish friends to write in English on our site etc.. all because I have no robo-building friends in Denmark ;) http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6154034533075077289&hl=en


At least you have a swedish robo-building friend right here! I'm even from Skåne which is very close.
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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 02:54:15 PM »
at 6:22 is that cock-wheels?  :o

pretty cool robot though
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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2008, 02:56:49 PM »
hmm I get the feeling someone edited that last post...
Ha, no I understand why you get that thought, now I am reading my own post again :) But no, we have no cruel moderator as far as i know of, it was actually me who wrote it, I was just humble - or trying to be humble, in ASCII - because I felt a little bad about having put the "advertisment" for my own site on this site :) (See the video, and you may get me, it is just a robot showing my websites adress)

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2008, 03:11:19 PM »
at 6:22 is that cock-wheels?

Well.. erhm.. Ok, what I am trying to say is that you should stay away from the transfer with a piece of string. It works like a piece of s*** ;)

On the very robot´s front, erh.. yes - it IS a cock-wheel.. but.. it is just used as a disc to hold a piece of piano-wire (hard metal) on place to the servo!

Get it? :D Never mind, it is a cock-wheel, but not used as a such! And I recomend them over string!!

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Re: Off topic, please do not read
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2008, 03:15:02 PM »
At least you have a swedish robo-building friend right here! I'm even from Skåne which is very close.

how cool! I just got a private message from another, I think you perhaps are more than you thik over there! We have a small club in Copenhagen, some 20 people all starting building now (and soon entering letsmakerobots.com I hope), drop me a priv message, perhaps we can have some fun!

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Re: Different locomotion - Skiwalking!
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2008, 05:06:08 PM »
please dont triple post. say everything in one post. if you need there is a modify button on the right.
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