4 Jan 2002
(updated 1 Feb 2002 at 09:52 UTC) »
i have three subscriptions, and am ordering spares
frequently. reason: lots of bits to test and break. the
axis developer board, ultimately, when the circuit diagrams
are made available (issue 19?), i will probably plug in to
control it :)
12 motors, from robotbooks.com, are an INSANE $USD 4,140
(excluding shipping!). however, these motors would allow
the spiderbot's legs to move at an equally insane 11 feet
*per second*, and for *each leg* to be capable of lifting
3000 kilograms - that's 3 metric tonnes.
these are some _serious_ electric motors. normally, people
only buy one - for a spinning disk weapon!
12 motors equals 65 kilos.
battery array plus electronics equals 5? kilos
frame equals an estimated 25 kilos, if using stainless steel
box frame, and that fancy polycarbon plastic whatever.
65, 70, 95, that leaves 65 kilos for weaponry & legs.
yikes... it's going to be close. the limit is 150 kilos for
a walking robot...