Robots should be made of wood!

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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 03:41:57 pm »
You're absolutely right, as long as water can't go through, it's ok. Didn't know concrete had been used for ships though!  O0

I love beautiful sailboat designs. I think robots designers coud get inspired from them sometimes. Skeletons aren't my taste really, wooden or not.


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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2017, 04:53:49 am »
How about a bit more plastic (PVC) "animals" or beings as their creator denotes.
He is definitely quite the genius as his creations have evolved over time.

Watch them. They're beautiful, moving, articulated, ambulatory wind-walkers. Are they real?
To their creator, yes and he hopes they live on after he's gone from this world.

While I personally don't quite see them as living beings in the sense that we humans know it but they are very...Moving!

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_003&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&hspart=iry&p=wooden+kinematic+sculptures+on+beach#id=5&vid=56956a7cac14b3f4130b7e1447e79459&action=click

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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2017, 08:01:34 pm »
Beautiful.
To a french speaker, it's very funny how english people use the word "real". I understand the meaning.

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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2017, 01:40:23 pm »
What about Hardware made of Hardwood?

The beautiful gets beutifuler.

May need a Hard-Boot first run through though.

Then the Software is Wetware made of SoftWood with a light hint of Dew.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 02:06:16 pm by LOCKSUIT »

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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2017, 11:25:23 pm »
god when the strandbeest broke looked like a horrible amount of work down the drain.

My opinion about making a robot out of wood, its kinda a nice decor effect,  depends on what aesthetic you want i guess.

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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2017, 01:50:18 am »
Great ideas however, but for the same reason wooden ships and wooden bridges aren't still around...Durability.

Even wooden railroad ties are being replaced with concrete ones on some railroads. Wooden siding is now vinyl and as they say, vinyl is final. (OK it rhymes).

Wooden fences are now vinyl clad as are posts and doors.

Sadly, as for furniture, people seem no longer willing to pay the higher price for quality, solid wooden furniture. They seem content to buy that veneer clad particle board, MDF or Plywood product instead of solid Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Popular, etc.

Wooden you know it....
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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2017, 02:18:55 am »


apan Tests Wood Pulp for Stronger, Lighter Vehicles: 

https://www.greenoptimistic.com/japan-wood-pulp-cars-20171003/#.WdbZ2h9gg-U


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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2017, 02:20:38 am »
Sure, no harm in trying but don't blame me when those termites leave you sitting high and dry!  ;)
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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2017, 02:33:40 am »
Art, are u just setting me up for a reply.

Sometimes its not all about efficiency making these contraptions we love,   wood might not be the most strongest,  but its quite strongish, and it even has a bit of flex to it if you need a spring.     

wood actually makes a good accessory to a steam punk robot, and a bit of seat leather would be good and maybe some rusty iron wire, to go with a clockwork brain.   see,  its all about knowing where things fit.

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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2017, 03:02:18 am »
Or perhaps in your case, the fine art of repurposing.  O0
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Re: Robots should be made of wood!
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2017, 03:06:43 am »
ah... i c. :|)

 


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