an ART 'CAR' that WALKS!?!

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Postby unjonharley » Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:18 am

robot, There is a macine that walks on three legs. It's called a "walking dragline" earth movig machine. The center is round and when it is standing on the center it can rotate. There is a shaft that runs across to each foot. It has three squares on it. On the squares are <eccentric> rollers.(off set wheels if you would) As the shaft rolls the center to the ground the outer rollers lift the feet. Then the eccentric rolls along an oblong frame. As the feet come froward the the eccentric comes to a hi point where the feet are again on the ground. The center is then lifting and so on. The machines weight is well over a million lb. Guess i could draw a rough schech. naaw
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:21 am

Oh ya, some what like a man on cruches. but more stable, being close to the ground
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Postby robotland » Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:05 am

Thanks, I'll have to look around for some info on it......There was a walking logging machine(four-legger) on "Mega Machines" a while back, that looked like the "pachyderm" walker that NASA built in the 60's but lower to the ground...
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Postby robotland » Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:08 am

http://www.hecltd.com/html/wd.htm

Dang. She's a BIG 'UN!
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:49 am

I was one of the welder/fiter-fabucater on te nasa walker. Also worked on several walking draglines and the crawler that carries the shuttle from ready to the pad. For the last one, I was the crane operator to torque every thing to spec too. They have severl new ones sence.
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Postby robotland » Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:24 pm

unjonharley wrote:I was one of the welder/fiter-fabucater on te nasa walker. Also worked on several walking draglines and the crawler that carries the shuttle from ready to the pad. For the last one, I was the crane operator to torque every thing to spec too. They have severl new ones sence.


Mister, that's just freakin' COOL.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:14 pm

The thread has inspired a 05 project. A BMan pedeling a bike ric-shaw. Lap-controled.
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Postby DVD Burner » Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:01 pm

I got this from the other list and thought it was just too awsome not to post here.
http://www.r50rd.co.uk/research/internal/v2i/engin/
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Postby robotland » Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:33 am

...We GOTTA get that thing out to the Playa. Transformer Camp! Of course, it would have to remain in "robot" mode to avoid being banned by the DMV........
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Postby DVD Burner » Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:49 am

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:12 pm Post subject: Re: an ART 'CAR' that WALKS!?!

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whoever builds the first art 'car' that has legs instead of wheels wins the funky burningman booyah!
only thing is...can it be done?


Bob knows something about that. you should ask him.

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Postby Dork » Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:02 am

Bob knows something about that. you should ask him.


Will any Bob do or are you referring to one in particular?
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Postby unjonharley » Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:42 am

Just saw a bug on the toons this morning. It walked upright and suported it's self between steps with it's four wings. The wings come to almost completely cover the bug when closed. The wings were round at the bottom when closed and pointed when open. The cartoonist was pretty sharp. Think I will put this idea in my back pocket for future. THose THat WAlk could be a neat sub-Theme some time. Like next year????
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Postby DVD Burner » Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:27 am

Dork wrote:
Bob knows something about that. you should ask him.


Will any Bob do or are you referring to one in particular?


this Bob

profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=535

He wont respond to me but I've seen a few things he's posted.

You'll have to ask him, I just cant remember where he posted that stuff.
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Re: an ART 'CAR' that WALKS!?!

Postby Bob » Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:49 am

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Combustible Gas Powered Pogo Stick
Patent No. 2,929,459
Inventor: Gordon Spitzmesser, Elwood, Indiana
Issued: March 22, 1960

From: Dick Spitzmesser
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 11:07 AM

Gentlemen:

My name is Edwin R. (Dick) Spitzmesser. I am the son of Gordon Spitzmesser, the inventor of the gas powered pogo stick featured in your web site. I was 12 during the time Dad was working on this invention- he had several other patents, and many ideas (he died last May).

I would test it each time he tinkered with it. It ran on butane, but really jumped high when we once used a mixture of acetelyene and oxygen! He used a model "A" Ford spark coil which delivered quite a few volts to the unprotected spark plug - as I once found out when my zipper came in contact with it briefly. I haven't had a thrill like that since!

In 1960 or 1961 we were invited to appear on the "Dave Garroway" show in New York City. Dad was interviewed and I demonstrated the product on national television. By the way he called it the "Pop Along."

He never made any money from the invention, but he enjoyed it immensely. He was working on a car that would run on water, but would never tell me the details. Thanks for honoring him on your website.

Edwin R. (Dick) Spitzmesser

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Postby Bob » Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:58 am

Four of those + a lawn chair = more fun than Camp Carp's Velodrome, I'd wager.
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Postby Steven bradford » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:58 pm

You could try to find one of these surplus http://www.plustech.fi/Walking1.html
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Postby Steven bradford » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:02 pm

More walkers than you can shake a leg at http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/leglab/b ... links.html
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:12 pm

This year I want to try real hard to get this guy to the playa.

http://www.r50rd.co.uk/research/internal/v2i/engin/

only problem is how this thing will hold up to playa elements.
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Postby sputnik » Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:43 pm

I think this is a fake
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:39 pm

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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:40 pm

Why did you say that?
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Postby sputnik » Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:16 pm

I want to know why you aren't somewhat skeptical. Did you notice that the video of this thing moving always has a visual break between the live action of the inventor walking and then the machine moving?
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:30 pm

Hmmm,

Let me see what you're talkin about.
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