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A-Pod
« on: April 11, 2009, 04:59:56 AM »
I must admit this has been the coolest looking and preforming hex pod I've seen.

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A-Pod part 1
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 05:02:21 AM »
hehe link removed much? here you go guys http://hackaday.com/2009/04/07/a-pod/ and bane to post a youtube vid just post a link to the video, the thing you type in your browser.
A-Pod part 1

saw this thing on hackaday and loved it, don't know why i didn't post it here tho...
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 05:04:24 AM »
heres the youtube link. <edited out>  I can't seem to embed it. ???

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 05:06:02 AM »
haha you just did! you just have to post the link to the vid to embed it now.
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 05:07:28 AM »
Ha ha,  :D  i don't know how but thanks for putting it on smash.

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 05:10:39 AM »
anytime :) do you get how to embed them now?
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2009, 05:49:24 PM »
Poke n push a spider around here http://www.onemotion.com/flash/spider/

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009, 06:53:22 AM »
hah, lol that's kinda creepy!
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009, 12:34:41 PM »
@A-Pod
That thing is awesome! I want one!

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 04:51:29 PM »
That is a very beautiful Robot!
I think the chauffeur did it.

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 06:27:39 AM »
That has beautiful IK algos. All done on basic stamps by the looks of it (loads of pics and comments from builder on trossen robotics forum)

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 05:59:59 AM »
Does anyone know what type of servos it using?  That looks pretty smooth for analog.

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 06:15:30 AM »
Does anyone know what type of servos it using?  That looks pretty smooth for analog.
HS-645mg as Paul said, http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=2762&highlight=a-pod
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 06:39:44 AM »
wow, I have some of those servos but mine don't move that smooth, even with a sequencer.  I wonder how he made that top piece; vacuum forming maybe?   

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2009, 06:52:16 AM »
wow, I have some of those servos but mine don't move that smooth, even with a sequencer.  I wonder how he made that top piece; vacuum forming maybe?   

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Then I mounted the upper body plate with the bottom side upwards onto the frame. After that I started to heat up the body plate (ABS plastic) with the heating gun. You've to heat it alot until a critical point when the plastic starts to get very soft. At this point you can easily shape it using different tools like a hammer etc. I used the pressured air for fast coolant.
This picture show my first attempt that didn't go so very well because I was stupid enough to drill the holes for the head section before I started the "molding" process.
its all in that thread bane: http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=2762&highlight=a-pod&page=2
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2009, 03:56:43 PM »
What! you mean I was supposed to read the thread first then ask questions?   :P :P :P :P :P :P

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2009, 04:04:17 PM »
heh, naa. of coarse not ;D readings for smart people. (just kidding)
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2009, 06:52:58 PM »
That thing moves sooo cool, although seeing it walk after all that was a little disappointing, I definitely can't complain!

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2009, 05:51:55 PM »
They are always disappointing when they walk...

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2009, 08:52:37 PM »
They are always disappointing when they walk...
how do you mean? i find it really interesting and amazing! especially this one...
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2009, 05:29:58 AM »
it looks really smooth and life-like standing still and moving around its head and all, but doesn't look like that then moving.  If you look how a real spider walks or any six legged thing you can see the imperfections in the walking algorithm.

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2009, 05:57:10 AM »
ahh, i see what you guys mean now. it does have its imperfections, but you guys still gotta admit, its a pretty darn good robot!
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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2009, 12:42:31 PM »
yep, and they always walk really slowly when the servos are capable of better

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Re: A-Pod
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2009, 02:03:51 PM »
Yeah, i was expecting it to go a little faster, although it could not be able to walk at all, and I would still love it.

 


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