$15 Theo Jansen StrandBeest Kit

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  • ercoerco Posts: 18,319
    edited February 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm an HXT900 man myself, thanks. I've modded a few for CR and am getting proficient at it!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,319
    edited February 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Halfway there! Hope to have this working by next weekend. I didn't say finished, just working. Real robots are never finished.

    Edit: Started a new thread in Robotics at http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/153918-TheoBot
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Martin_HMartin_H Posts: 3,988
    edited February 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »
    I didn't say finished, just working. Real robots are never finished.

    This makes me feel so much better about some of my projects. I often get them working, but never feel like I finished them. It's often why I revist a robot later and make major modifications, because there's something that needs improvement.
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,319
    edited March 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Just saw this robot horse kit. Only 4 legs, but it has a definite Theo vibe to it.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,319
    edited March 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    The twins like their solar-powered Theo-style Pegasus, and bedecked the chariot with flowers. Built from this $10 Ebay kit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151074705957
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,319
    $5.08 now: http://www.ebay.com/itm//282404994531

    Three years later, one-third the price! I hope the cost of college education follows this trend.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • erco wrote: »
    $5.08 now: http://www.ebay.com/itm//282404994531

    Three years later, one-third the price! I hope the cost of college education follows this trend.
    Move to NY. They just announced that all residents would get a free education at state supported schools.
    Jim

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