Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

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Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:43 pm

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.
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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by Alathald » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:38 pm

As cool as that is, Jansen's sand creatures are just that much cooler

Now, to find my old erector set...
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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:01 am

woah, those sand creatures are amazing!

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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by martini161 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:09 pm

ill be impressed when it can take the fatty up a flight of stairs :lol:

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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by kappage » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:45 pm

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
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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by Alathald » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:58 pm

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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Post by martini161 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:21 pm

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

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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by vicaphit » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:18 pm

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I tried building this leg in fantastic contraption, and it didn't quite work. Although I cannot get the exact measurements correct, obviously.
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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by Alathald » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:36 pm

I had the same idea, I think the beams in fantastic contraption are a bit too elastic though...
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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by vicaphit » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:15 pm

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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Re: Cajun Crawler Exhibition 08

Post by martini161 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:20 am

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

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