Thursday, September 29, 2011


Converting Giger over to the Darwin-OP framework. Work in progress here:

Updated the torso design a bit here, eventually going to 3D print the entire thing:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Giger v4 Walking Progress Part 3

Things are pretty stable now, bezier curve interpolation is coming into play now. The Farrell's Gumstix Controller and software really shines through here. I'm guessing I can easily get another 50% speed out of this without trying too hard.

Mech Warfare 2011: East Coast Event

Friends out at Shepherd University hosted the first annual East Coast Mech Warfare competition. It was pretty much a repeat of Year One for Mech Warfare at Robogames; nobody was ready, everything was breaking last minute, and a sense of utter chaos. Perfectly normal for a first year competition. Hey- at least they did the arena right and we had Wifi locked down. I threw together a quick video showing the final match between Draco and Giger.

New 3D Printed Head

Had my friend Erik model up a new 3D printed head to protect the camera and give Giger some personality. Printed @ for like $40. Not bad at all!

Monday, March 14, 2011

import progress

Giger is now officially physically complete, no more building. Now it's time to haul ass and get his walking gaits improved.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Matt's new camera

It's awesome, and stuff. Also; WTB focusing skills for Matt.

Wifi video fully funtional, weapons mounted

I have this weekend to get him firing, walking faster/better, and turning. Also, need getup motions. Phew.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Giger v4 Walking Progress Part 1

VERY rough work so far, only about 20ish minutes or so into it. This is the very first iteration but I wanted to show my progress as I hit certain milestones. More to come soon!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Progress on Giger v4

Complete ground up rebuild, hopefully my final one. Took a lot of what I've learned from Farrell Robotics as well as my trips to the competitions in Korea last year and this is the final result. This is a much more compact, lighter weight, and more efficient version. 4.7kg total weight standing at 44cm tall. Giger uses 14x EX-106+ and 8 RX-64.

Walking progress videos next!