Nuts about spiders?

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by swainy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:43 pm

Go get me some conkers Right Now!

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by jman » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:36 am

Anybody want to get rich? Let's build some replica conkers for arachnophobes. I bet they'd sell like lottery tickets!

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by swainy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:05 pm

jman wrote:Anybody want to get rich? Let's build some replica conkers for arachnophobes. I bet they'd sell like lottery tickets!
Nope, people will probably wait another 60 days, save em salves some money?

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by swainy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:17 pm

Oh yeah, If you big butch guys think for one second I believe you would sleep in a room full of spiders you are mistaken.

Don,t we need to prove things on this forum? Huh Huh Huh?

pmsl :lol:

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by geckzilla » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:58 pm

There's an incredibly tiny, cute jumping spider on the wall right next to my computer right now. I wish I had a macro lens to take a photo of it. It's only about 2-3 millimeters at its longest dimension. :mrgreen:
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Beyond » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:24 pm

Yeah! They ARE cute when they're that small. They have to take such BIG hops just to get around.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Orca » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:19 am

This is my kind of spider.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Beyond » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:44 am

Well....it wasn't fuzzy at all and it did not even jump once. Actually it did not seem to be very active at all. :(
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by geckzilla » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:29 am

Poor spider bot doesn't even have 8 legs.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by bystander » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:02 pm

Orca wrote:This is my kind of spider.
geckzilla wrote:Poor spider bot doesn't even have 8 legs.
Yeah, I don't think you can call it a spider. Hexapod is more appropriate.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:29 pm

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Orca wrote:This is my kind of spider.
geckzilla wrote:Poor spider bot doesn't even have 8 legs.
Yeah, I don't think you can call it a spider. Hexapod is more appropriate.
You know though; something like that may have a place in exploring planets where it would have to traverse soft soil. :wink:
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by bystander » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:10 pm

orin stepanek wrote:You know though; something like that may have a place in exploring planets where it would have to traverse soft soil. :wink:
I think the pointed legs might be a disadvantage, however, if you put some snowshoe type pads on the ends ... Still, eight legs would be better, especially if the front pair could rotate horizontally in front, and perhaps even grasp ...

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by geckzilla » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:00 pm

Yeah, but the more joints and moving parts it has the more chances it has to fail in such a harsh environment.You have to wonder if the simplicity of the wheel is really trumped by the versatile multi-leg system.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by BMAONE23 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:14 pm

Perhaps place wheels at the end of each leg that could be locked or unlocked. Unlocked for faster travel accross plains and locked for climbing up slopes.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:44 pm

geckzilla wrote:Yeah, but the more joints and moving parts it has the more chances it has to fail in such a harsh environment.You have to wonder if the simplicity of the wheel is really trumped by the versatile multi-leg system.
I've got a hexapod robot. The advantage is that it can climb over things that would be impossible for a wheeled device. The disadvantage is that the legs are complex and fairly fragile. I have seen some nice hybrid wheel/leg designs proposed for Martian exploration robots.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:50 pm

Spirit probably could have used some type of legs for backup!
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Orca » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:56 pm

Chris, did you build that?

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:01 pm

Orca wrote:Chris, did you build that?
Yup. A long time ago now- 1997.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Orca » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:09 pm

Pretty cool.

I've always thought robotics was an interesting field.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by swainy » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:44 pm

Who cares about the robot, what is the thing its standing on?

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:37 pm

A playful dog statue.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:51 pm

swainy wrote:Who cares about the robot, what is the thing its standing on?
One of my wife's sculptures, Dog Days.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:54 pm

Spider-infested ship turned away from port
Thousands spill out as cargo is unloaded; vessel last docked in South Korea

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Beyond » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:00 pm

Where's a can or two of RAID when you need it :?:
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