Mar 23, 2007

Gigantic Mech with NXT

On NXTLog, R2D2893 posted this gigantic Mecha, called Gibbous 8, whose head and arms are controlled by a NXT. Very impressive, R2D2893!

Here's another picture of the head, chest, and arms of Gibbous 8, showing the NXT and servo motors:

You can see more about this project here.

-Jonathan

UPDATE : There is also a Brickshelf folder with more pictures here.

15 comments:

Robolab29 said...

Can it actually walk? It looks like it can't.

Robolab 2.9

Maniac of Mayhem said...

Only the head and arms are motorized, so I'm guessing it can't walk. But with a second NXT...Maybe.

222Doc said...

I would think that weight will be much to high for a nxt servo to lift a leg. but maybe with a 1000to 1 gear ratio per servo motor:)
Mine needs 25to 1 to get the legs to articulate and its only 14" tall. But if he can it to walk that would be very cool. make a great video, it looks mean.

Andy said...

"The Terminator" hehe...
OMG!! It is so awsome!
It is over 3 feet (over 1 meter)!
It must contain several thousands
of parts. It is just... OMG it is so cool! I wish I had the skills and parts to make something like that.

Andy

222Doc said...

he is claiming at nxt log it walks? um i dont think so with 1 nxt? i hate to be a doubting tom but. all those articulting joints from 1 nxt? i think he needs to show a video of this walking. easy to say one thing but doing it is another. it will take 3 nxts and a few motomuxs to articulate all those joints, then the real hard part programing it....balancing on one foot all these things make me say "idont think so" but iv been wrong before. the people from Missouri have a saying "show me"

Jonathan Daudelin said...

That's strange... I'm almost certain it can't walk, because the NXT's three motors are all used up to move the head and two arms.

I wonder if, when he said it could walk, he just meant the legs were flexible...?

-Jonathan

Doc said...

lol no he was asked at nxtlog buy many and this is the post,

"Yes It can walk and Stand by itself but I am afraid its way to big for me to

post instructions

Posted by R2D2893 "


might be to big to film as well ;)

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