[SATLUG] Frikin sweet robot!

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Wed Mar 19 00:07:41 CDT 2008


On Tuesday 18 March 2008 01:12:28 am Brad Knowles wrote:
> On 3/18/08, David Kowis wrote:
> >  This is just too cool. Maybe we can pretend it runs linux or something
> > ;)
> >
> >  BigDog robot
> >  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww
>
> I've seen some earlier videos of this one, but they were all in tethered
> mode.
>
> So what the hell is that damn buzzing sound?  It sounds like the
> biggest meanest horse-size nest of hornets that I've ever heard....

One of two things... Either a 2-cycle gas powered mini motor-gen for power to 
charge a set of lead acid gell cells for power OR it's hydraulic based 
actuator and that's the compressor.  

Since the pitch (load) of the buzzing seemed consistent, I would guess the 
former.

Tweeks


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