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Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:43 pm
by Apoptosis
The following video is a documentary of sorts. The video shows the Cajun Crawler. It was a project that was completed for the Fall 08 semester at the University of Louisiana. The scooter was inspired by Theo Jansen's leg mechanism. Throughout our research, we found no application where Jansen's leg mechanism was used as a weight-bearing application or vehicle. The legs are made of standard 5052 Aluminum. The joints all contain deep-groove ball bearings.

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:38 pm
by Alathald
As cool as that is, Jansen's sand creatures are just that much cooler

Now, to find my old erector set...

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:01 am
by DMB2000uk
woah, those sand creatures are amazing!

Dan

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:09 pm
by martini161
ill be impressed when it can take the fatty up a flight of stairs :lol:

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:45 pm
by kappage
thats the coolest thing i have ever seen a cordless drill used for.. If you have the right tools i dont see why anyone could make one, youd just need to be very accurate

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:58 pm
by Alathald
kappage wrote:If you have the right tools i dont see why anyone could make one, youd just need to be very accurate
Precisely why I so desperately want a CNC machine. I've got visions of an electric wheelchair with these for wheels. Even found the correct ratios that Jansen uses after a bit of research...
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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:21 pm
by martini161
kappage wrote:thats the coolest thing i have ever seen a cordless drill used for.. If you have the right tools i dont see why anyone could make one, youd just need to be very accurate
thats like saying if you had the correct tools anyone could build the hover dam

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:18 pm
by vicaphit
Alathald wrote:Image
I tried building this leg in fantastic contraption, and it didn't quite work. Although I cannot get the exact measurements correct, obviously.

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:36 pm
by Alathald
I had the same idea, I think the beams in fantastic contraption are a bit too elastic though...

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:15 pm
by vicaphit
I was able to build something that worked like a leg, but couldn't stand on it's own or do much.

Here is what I came up with:
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I can't post a link to the contraption because my workplace blocked FC, and I had to find a workaround.

Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:20 am
by martini161
wow, i gave up on like the 10th level of that game :lol: this is why i changed my major from a mechanical to an electrical