27 Aug 2002 mikegotis   » (Journeyer)

Note: BIPEDAL WALKING Humanoid Project re: REDUCING OVERALL WEIGHT Today, replaced a lot of metal hardware, i.e. bolts, nuts, spacers, washers, with their nylon and phenolic equivalents. Nylon and phenolic materials are readily available at a local parts surplus store. The amount of weight saved is equal to one complete computer! This is good news, especially since the plan calls for another onboard computer, networked to the first. There are still some metal hardware pieces that could be replaced for more weight savings. This will allow mounting more of the exoskeleton, and reducing wear on the motion control servos for walking.</em>

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