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    Cerberus - Robot Protector of The Realm!

    The arm will have 4 degrees of freedom, and the turret will be able to spin almost 360 degrees. So... yes absolutely, there will be target tracking. I will most likely only allow weapons to fire under manual control though. I have had some painful lessons with my previous bots (and scars). Brad
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    Cerberus - Robot Protector of The Realm!

    Yes, I forgot to mention self docking. This will have that as well, and since Cerberus is a 3 headed dog, I guess it will be a dog house! The bot will mostly hide in its charging house, waiting for a deer, bear, or human to come on the property. At that point it will respond accordingly. Brad
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    Cerberus - Robot Protector of The Realm!

    Something I started back in my city days. Dug this out of my collapsed junk shack and put a little work on the rear steering system. This large robot will autonomously patrol our farm and chase away deer and bears. I will be using a combination of GPS and machine vision, which is much easier...
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    Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Great to see "No Lathe Hubs" come together so nicely! Lookin' amazing! Brad
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    Golden rules of tidying ?

    Ever since moving out of the city, I find no need to clean the "garage" here! .... freedom!!!!!
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    I challenge anyone to guess what I am making here!!

    Lots of fun guesses, but.... nope! Here is what this project has nothing at all to do with... Farming, gardening and food in general. Temperature or environment in any way. Insects, pets or any other living creature. Music, art, dance, theater, or TV. Security, sound, video, or photography...
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    I challenge anyone to guess what I am making here!!

    Plenty of interesting guesses on my Secret Project, but alas... only one person kind of hit the nail on the hammer (he is also a secret for now)! Here is a pic of some of the components that work together to make everything work. This is only about half of the mechanical parts, there are many...
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    Horizontal bicycle plans - a question

    Another note on using a front hubmotor..... never on an aluminum fork! Brad
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    I challenge anyone to guess what I am making here!!

    The goal of this multi part device (Square unit and Pyramid unit) is to allow someone to test their skills against mine. Unfortunately for my opponent (victim), I will always defeat them in a way that leaves them wondering "how the hell did you do that" for days! The more technical the victim...
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    Mulin' Some H2O!

    Thanks! We have a dozen of those birdhouses and I think swallows, siskins, and even blackbirds have moved in this year. The yellow finches too...
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    Mulin' Some H2O!

    We went from winter to mid summer in 3 days out here! So now my trusty YardMule is called to action.
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    So what's next?

    What is the cost on those drum brake hubs? They sure are nice!
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    1938 Le Super Triporteur Cyclauto

    It's a clever design! No induced pedal steer, no chain interference, and can use 26" wheels for most riders. The only change I would make is to use a triple tree fork. A lot of stress will be put apon the fork crown, where the tem is welded to the fork. Brad
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    I challenge anyone to guess what I am making here!!

    Here is a render of what the "Pilot's Device" may look like. The "Spectator Device" is the box thing with all the sensors and computer guts. of course, both units have a great deal of electronics inside, including a mini computers, motor drivers, RF links, and multiple sensors. Once...
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    I challenge anyone to guess what I am making here!!

    No optical illusion or time keeping, but good guesses. One other thing to note... absolute silence is paramount to successful operation, and half the engineering has going into silencing the motor, gearbox, and several other mechanical parts that are not yet shown. There is a small "robotic"...
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