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by hongkongfooey71
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Robot parts
Replies: 5
Views: 3379

Robot parts

If I wanted to design, from scratch, a miniature robot, where would I look to find the various small parts?<p>Web site?<p>Such as actuators, servos, and all of the other mechanical doodads that is needed to make a robot come to life.<p>Thanks,
HKF
by hongkongfooey71
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Question on software
Replies: 4
Views: 2653

Question on software

Hello all,<p>I was just wondering what the most common or most popular software or programming language that is used in the robotics industry. (Private and Comercial)<p>I know this may be tough to answer, as there are many compilers out there. <p>The reason for my question is, I am wanting to get in...
by hongkongfooey71
Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion machine?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Motion machine?

Thats it!!<p>Thanks
by hongkongfooey71
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion machine?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Motion machine?

Does anyone know what the name of the device that allows motion from leaning? I saw this in an article somewhere but I can't find it anywhere.<p>From what I remember it has two wheels, a step to stand on, and a long T handle. All you have to do get movement is lean forward. and it even goes up hill....
by hongkongfooey71
Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with animation
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Help with animation

Just to update evryone who has responded. It looks like I may end up using the Arrick robotics MD-2 system. This will give me a computerized interface to several stepper motors and allow me to write a program, I.E. something to give me precise motion control.<p>It costs $700.00 though which is more ...
by hongkongfooey71
Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with animation
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Help with animation

My initial thought was to get a miniature motor, say 8mm diameter. Then I could drill out part of the rotor base and mount it in there or some other mounting option. This would hopefully take care of the rotor action.I haven't quite decided how to get the up and down motion yet. <p>As far as actual ...
by hongkongfooey71
Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with animation
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Help with animation

Is this helicopter in a diorama or just hanging in the air by itself?<p>It would be mainly for display. Built around a dioramic base, not in the air.<p>CJ
by hongkongfooey71
Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with animation
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Help with animation

Could you use a servo modified to turn 360? They turn slow to begin with. <p>Can you give me some more detail on how to do this? What kind of servo, how to control it etc.etc.<p>Thanks
CJ
by hongkongfooey71
Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with animation
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Help with animation

Hello, This will be my first post on this forum. I am looking to animate a pewter miniature. It is a dwarven gyropcopter from Games Workshop. Anyway for anyone not familiar with this model, it is a Fantasy pewter helicopter type machine based in 30mm scale.<p>I want to make the rotors spin 20 to 40 ...