reply to post by TheRedneck
honestly , I have 4 class's of robot designs , 1) walkers 2)crawlers 3)hawler 4) 'other'
the youtube is called the binary , I have a dragon , 'walker', micro ,and strider .
a)the binary is ballscrew / electric , b) the dragon is pure pnematic , and has a back bone of 5 link motor cycle chain. c)
'walker' is the big boy , bent tubing , deisel/hydrolic , 4 arms , and systems that would take decades to fully discuss, much
less understand . d) micro is a process to make nanobots ... e) strider was a early design that used soliniods and springs and
has a heck of a time standing still... but can run like the wind .
( honestly... stride falls over when it attempts to stop or slows down to much )
crawlers have diffrent kinds of tracks or 6 legs ... what makes it a crawler is that it is a platform for a extending
craining arm .
this class is more stable than a walker , less energy hungry , but can't deal with uneven surfaces, stairs or obsticals .
functionaly... they are what you send when you need a walker , but the path is clear .
hawlers are your standard robot/remote controlled cart.
they take a walker to where it can't go any further , or take cargo from a dock to a dock .
its all auto-pilot, power , guidance and drive ... wheels with a mind of its own .
good gas milage , simple and no bells or whistels .
hawlers come in three flaviors a)indoor electric / 2 wheels and a wagon b) out door / gas-hydrolic ,two wheels and a wagon c) 'other'
with in the first three class's... I have about 10 very well developed designs shovel ready . and about 20 less refined
I also have non class design's for ocean bottom farming/mining , air craft/hover craft , space station mantainace , off world
applications .... and other stuff that is pretty strange .
my heart is 'walker'
his fuel is deisel , that pressurizes the main hydrolic lines , which winds up metal springs ... so...
technicaly speaking... it is spring powered / hydrolic .
the hydrolic fluid is deisel oil .
the hydrolic piping is bent and spot welded into the fraim , the arms are made up of only springs ( tubing coils which
deliver or return hydrolic fluid ) and liniar actuators ... the hands are welded bar stock and linc'd hindge spring load'd
closed power'd open .
and if you don't think you undertand everything about him in 15 seconds... you are quite dull witt'd .
there is just a few tiny things that you will not understand...
and frankly speaking , the more you know , the more questions you will ask... untill you suddenly reolise ... there is a heck of
alot more going on here than meets the eye.
95% of him is so clear and easy to understand , its childs play... its the deal with the last 5% that will make you gasp .
I have a liniar accutaor design that has 14 parts , only 2 are machined to +/- .oo5 , and 4 are machined at all .
this accuator encodes lenght, decodes PWM digital lenght , pressure regulates both gas or liquid , between 700psig to 50psig ... is
self ajusting and self calibrating...
one wire gose in , the body of the accuator is its ground...
this one design is worth hundreds of millions of dollors , when you understand it... it is simplicity itself...
the robot needs 48 of them and I couldn't afford the technology of the 1980's ( wait a moment , he has been sitting on this
for 35 years !... yup ) ... it gets better , I have 12 patentable ideas in this one robot .... awaiting some one to sponcer
the binary is a throw away , he is a good little beasty , but frankly , I can do a great deal better .
I can sell you a 1000.oo robot that can take your garbage out , collect your mail or walk to the store .... if I have an
air breathing hydrogen fuel cell .
or a robot that can walk about for 15 to 20 minutes with no new technology ...
frankly speaking... some one is going to tell me... put up or shut up some day ... and its going to be very intresting for
I have come very close a few times , but each time , something happens , I give up , throw everything away , tell myself I am
done forever more... then throw my self into the flame again... like a moth to a candle ....
inventor agencys who take your money , sell hope and steal your soul . vulture capitalists who work you like a pimp when the
fleet in in port , univercitys that just want you as a student publish or parrish , friends who want fame and money , but
have no intrest in doing anything for it .....
.... and then the solitude... the vast stillness as you work with not another living soul who can even understand your
success's... however willing , your no smarter , not even a tiny bit more clever... but it took years to get to the
problem , and then more years to find a solution...
what they see is intresting ... what you see is solitude
invention is a kind of maddness