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Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« on: March 24, 2009, 07:10:46 AM »
I would never recommend this design to anyone for a whole host of reasons, but I still felt it amusing and neat.

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The following video is a documentary of sorts. The video shows the Cajun Crawler. It was a project that was completed for the Fall 08 semester at the University of Louisiana. The scooter was inspired by Theo Jansen's leg mechanism. Throughout our research, we found no application where Jansen's leg mechanism was used as a weight-bearing application or vehicle. The legs are made of standard 5052 Aluminum. The joints all contain deep-groove ball bearings. If you have any questions regarding it, please feel free to contact us. Thank you. The following links are videos we found that inspired us on this project:

"Theo Jansen - Kinetic Sculptor"
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"Simulation CGI of Theo Jansen's Mechanism"
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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 09:10:02 AM »
That is an interesting design, though I almost didn't watch it due to the starting filming style >.<

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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 01:07:50 PM »
That is an interesting design, though I almost didn't watch it due to the starting filming style >.<
Same here!

Also it seems like it falls forward very easy. I agree with admin about the design.

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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 01:13:51 PM »
those legs creep me out man although it is an interesting design. but the filming is sorta... ugh.
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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 05:15:31 PM »
I wonder how I could get my hands on one of those to test out. It seems fun to drive, even though I have no idea how you will even turn it. I don't see any buttons for left, right, fast, slow.

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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 05:15:37 PM »
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I would never recommend this design to anyone for a whole host of reasons, but I still felt it amusing and neat.

Just out of curiosity, why?  It seems to run good.  It looks like it has two drill motors, speed controllers, and drill batteries.  Pretty sweet project, but i could think of a whole bunch of other things to make with the resources that they have :D.

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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 01:32:05 AM »
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I would never recommend this design to anyone for a whole host of reasons, but I still felt it amusing and neat.

Just out of curiosity, why?  It seems to run good.  It looks like it has two drill motors, speed controllers, and drill batteries.
Because wheels are easier, too many parts (more stuff to make and can break), complicated design, vibration issues, low efficiency . . . the list goes on :P

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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 09:08:39 PM »
Just out of curiosity, why?

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Re: Cajun Crawler (Segway with legs)
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 03:30:20 PM »
For anyone who's interested, those legs are designed by a dutch artist called theo janssen.
They provide very stable walking patterns, but are only usable on flat terrain.
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