Welcome to my website. I have migrated to this new format, which should be easier to keep up to date. Please leave me feedback on my robots, or if you see anything not working on the site. I welcome your comments!
I couldn’t seem to find any contact info for you on the site.
We are casting a brand new robo-technology show for a well-known cable network. The show is competition-based with VERY high-end robots which need techs to advice, upgrade, and control all for a cash prize.
Please email me at mike secrethandshake DOT com if you’d like to know more. I’ll give you my office number by email so I can go into more detail about the show.
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Hello Dave My name is John. I have really found you inspirational and your website has proved very useful. I would like to ask though where would you recommend I get all the material for Loki’s frame?
Thank you a lot for posts and I hope you find the time to help me out with this.
Loki is made almost exclusively with angle aluminum. I just bought it at my local ACE Hardware. Different ACE stores have different selections, so check around. Also, you might be able to get cheaper on the internet, I don’t know.
Well I am thinking about starting to build my robot. how much did all this cost you? how long did it take for you to make loki? I am so intrested in learning all i can so i too can build my own robot..so if you can please send me a e-mail at email@example.com thanks
i was wondering were you mounted the kinect sensor and how u mounted i
I wanted the Kinect to pivot smoothly at center axis so the distance is constant when the Kinect pans from down (looking at the floor) to up (looking at a person). So, I removed the Kinect base, and attached a servo at one end and a pivot point at the other end. I had an old servo that was bad, so I pulled the gears out and used that as the free-wheeling pivot.
Next, I routed the cable so the Kinect could pivot freely while keeping the cable hidden and snug. I use a spring to keep light tension on the cable so it says out of the way.
To remove the base, you have to disassemble the Kinect and destroy the base (to get the cable out).
Here’s a picture of the modified Kinect (bottom view)
Hope this helps!
Hi dave Could you please send me how to make a loki please i am begging to you.
I have only dreamed of having a bot like yours after watching Short Circuit’s Johnny Five when I was a kid. I’m now 35 yrs old and thanks to you I might have a chance to fulfill that dream. I’ve always been drawn to electronics but have never learned programming. I’m hoping that I can take your source files and make this dream a reality and learn whats needed to get a Loki clone up and going. Might be a long road as I’m already having issues just getting the Kinect SDK installed.
Thanks again for not being selfish and your willing to share your skills so others like me can enjoy Loki
Yes, I loved Short Circuit! I will caution you that this is advanced programming! I suggest you start with a small robot and Arduino to get started, and get the idea of programming, then work your way up. Either way, Best of luck!
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