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Clockwork Androids
« on: October 19, 2015, 11:11:32 pm »
I want to build a robot out of knex using only one motor.

I am able to get the robot to swap tasks with this type of gearbox: https://youtu.be/WlGI07xRFuI

The problem is, I don't know what I want to get the robot to do. Any Ideas?

It would have to be a looped task (the robot ends where it started) and I would like it to look similar to a human because my friend believes I can build sentient knex machines,
which I can.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2015, 08:22:35 am by mathsboy314 »

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 08:05:34 pm »
I'm actually pretty impressed by that motion you've got going right there. Simple bipedal locomotion with a single motor and no sensors or active control would be a pretty impressive feat. You might be able to pull it off.

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 02:37:13 pm »
I have made a K'nex gear system that turns itself on via a ball flicking a switch and then turns itself off after 1 rotation of a certain rod. I am going to use it for an element in my new ball machine but I think you could use it so that a ball turns your robot on, it completes a task (eating the ball etc) and then returns and turns itself off ? It is like shadowman's leave me alone box mechanism just a bit more complex?

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 11:34:07 pm »
btw I just found out their actual name is 'Automaton'.

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 01:02:53 am »
I think I found what @popcorn537 was describing.
My knext challenge is to make a knee.

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 06:27:44 pm »
Wow this looks so so cool! maybe make it walk?
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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 03:04:45 am »
That's my goal. I almost made it, but my motor isn't strong enough to raise the foot.
As a result, the robot falls forward instead of stepping forward.

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2016, 12:20:29 pm »
These are so good I want to have a go myself :):) (Adds to my lonnnnggg list of things to build...)
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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 06:35:50 pm »
Pretty neat robots here! I like this! Bi-walkers are not easy to build!
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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 03:46:12 am »
Here is a newer version of the om nom nom robot. Hopefully I can make it a part of my next ball machine.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 06:21:13 am by mathsboy314 »

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2016, 05:26:12 pm »
Ahah wow i absolutely love it! Please make instructions :D Would it be okay if at some point, i either copied your build or made my own one with the same concepts? Because i really love it. It's so clever :)
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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2016, 12:17:09 am »
Of course you can make your own version!

Currently, the machine isn't working every time a ball comes. I will make instructions when the machine works every time.

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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2016, 04:57:43 pm »
Cool :) Knowing me ill forget about this and come back to it like a year later XD
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Re: Clockwork Androids
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2016, 10:54:13 pm »
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