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2021-11-27 10:01:20 PM  
That would be a bad call, Ripley, bad call.
 
2021-11-27 11:09:49 PM  
What morons with a machine may look like. The idiot doing pullups into the area between the arms is special, for sure.
 
2021-11-27 11:14:58 PM  
I stopped watching when the Brostep started. fark off with that obnoxious nonsense.
 
2021-11-27 11:18:20 PM  
WANT!
 
2021-11-27 11:26:47 PM  
Strangely enough, it actually looks like it could be a useful industrial tool. Like, it's halfway practical as a forklift replacement, especially for nonstandard loads and locations.
 
2021-11-27 11:31:44 PM  

KiltedBastich: Strangely enough, it actually looks like it could be a useful industrial tool. Like, it's halfway practical as a forklift replacement, especially for nonstandard loads and locations.


i liked the dig at megabots at the end. unlike the other "battle mechs" recently this one actually looks like it isnt a fragile off balance mess.
 
2021-11-27 11:39:03 PM  

KiltedBastich: it actually looks like it could be a useful industrial tool.


First, I'd want the arms to have waldo controls rather than joysticks.

Second, I'd want a seated rather than standing cockpit configuration. If it's not walking, it's far better for the operator and makes the use of pedals easier.

Third, since you're unlikely to need arm and wheel control simultaneously, you could have the waldos switch modes between pincer and steering control.

Fourth, the base and turret / arms need a swivel mount between them.

Fifth, once you've done all that, the thing is going to need a tilt sensor to prevent the operator from moving a load that's beyond the safe capacity of the device.  And some strain sensors to prevent the operator from swinging something around faster than the motion created could be safely and quickly arrested.

Then I'd go with lights and a better operator cage to finish it off.

But I like the basic concept.
 
2021-11-27 11:44:47 PM  

Unsung_Hero: KiltedBastich: it actually looks like it could be a useful industrial tool.

First, I'd want the arms to have waldo controls rather than joysticks.

Second, I'd want a seated rather than standing cockpit configuration. If it's not walking, it's far better for the operator and makes the use of pedals easier.

Third, since you're unlikely to need arm and wheel control simultaneously, you could have the waldos switch modes between pincer and steering control.

Fourth, the base and turret / arms need a swivel mount between them.

Fifth, once you've done all that, the thing is going to need a tilt sensor to prevent the operator from moving a load that's beyond the safe capacity of the device.  And some strain sensors to prevent the operator from swinging something around faster than the motion created could be safely and quickly arrested.

Then I'd go with lights and a better operator cage to finish it off.

But I like the basic concept.


Some flame decals on the sides would be cool too, to make it go faster.
 
2021-11-27 11:55:31 PM  
The power- loader was a forklift that was adapted for multiple gravity operations (zero gravity, low gravity, high gravity), while giving the range of motion of a person while protecting them during operation.

This actually looks good, but if they are smart, they will put down patents on all the technology they built for this 'mech'.  In 20 or 30 years, they could be very rich off quality patents.
 
2021-11-28 12:01:56 AM  

Unsung_Hero: KiltedBastich: it actually looks like it could be a useful industrial tool.

First, I'd want the arms to have waldo controls rather than joysticks.

Second, I'd want a seated rather than standing cockpit configuration. If it's not walking, it's far better for the operator and makes the use of pedals easier.

Third, since you're unlikely to need arm and wheel control simultaneously, you could have the waldos switch modes between pincer and steering control.

Fourth, the base and turret / arms need a swivel mount between them.

Fifth, once you've done all that, the thing is going to need a tilt sensor to prevent the operator from moving a load that's beyond the safe capacity of the device.  And some strain sensors to prevent the operator from swinging something around faster than the motion created could be safely and quickly arrested.

Then I'd go with lights and a better operator cage to finish it off.

But I like the basic concept.


Agreed on all points. It's intended more as a movie prop recreation than a proper industrial design, which is why I said "halfway practical". It needs work, for the reasons you mentioned, but it's surprisingly functional even as it is. My only quibble with your analysis is that a standing position with proper support could be very effective. Sitting all the time isn't great for your health, and a taller, narrower profile has its uses.
 
2021-11-28 12:08:34 AM  

Unsung_Hero: I'd want the arms to have waldo controls


Yeah, that.

The source material has waldoes.

Aliens - Get Away From Her, You Bitch!
Youtube j51DfrLHUek
 
2021-11-28 12:33:22 AM  
I've lived near Peoria, IL most of my life, which is where the Caterpillar HQ is. My mom told me (so this isn't verified) that after Aliens came out, people were calling the CAT offices asking how they could order one of the power loaders they saw in the movie. They had to disappoint the customers by telling them it didn't exist.
 
2021-11-28 1:08:21 AM  
Sigourney Weaver tells a couple of Jokes to the NY Times!
Youtube qwQ6-pNjaWk
 
2021-11-28 6:51:20 AM  
Sigourney Weaver, Andie MacDowell, Sally Field.

Those were my crushes when I was a young lad.
 
2021-11-28 7:16:52 AM  
"Tell her to ask for the Gatekeeper.  She'll know what it means."

Oh, nice crushy thing too.
 
2021-11-28 8:36:39 AM  
These guys also made a fully-functional light sabre.
This place is Santa's workshop for the neckbeard demographic - complete with nerd-bro elves.
 
2021-11-28 9:32:15 AM  
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2021-11-28 9:54:38 AM  
I tried watching, but screaming bros? No thanks.
 
2021-11-28 10:04:31 AM  
I can't believe they actually finished it.
 
2021-11-28 12:37:02 PM  

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That a question I'd love to ask her.
 
2021-11-28 12:43:22 PM  

thornhill: I tried watching, but screaming bros? No thanks.


Made it to 0:56 when bro brought out his guns.
 
2021-11-28 1:09:04 PM  
i have never been so disappointed by something so farking awesome.
I've been following the build since the start. the choice to go with tracks over legs makes sense, and is the only way the project could be feasibly made, but damn the tracks are a huge let down after dreaming about the vehicle from the movies throughout my childhood.

If given the opportunity to play with this power loader or a forestry processor, I'd choose the processor.
 
2021-11-28 1:25:23 PM  

SumoJeb: i have never been so disappointed by something so farking awesome.
I've been following the build since the start. the choice to go with tracks over legs makes sense, and is the only way the project could be feasibly made, but damn the tracks are a huge let down after dreaming about the vehicle from the movies throughout my childhood.

If given the opportunity to play with this power loader or a forestry processor, I'd choose the processor.


I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to do it again with legs in a few years. That must bug them a lot more than it bugs us.
 
2021-11-28 1:37:58 PM  

EvilElecBlanket: I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to do it again with legs in a few years. That must bug them a lot more than it bugs us.


It would be a huge mistake.  Legs just aren't a stable enough platform for a mobile loading machine.
 
2021-11-28 1:48:18 PM  

Unsung_Hero: EvilElecBlanket: I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to do it again with legs in a few years. That must bug them a lot more than it bugs us.

It would be a huge mistake.  Legs just aren't a stable enough platform for a mobile loading machine.

Give it four
 
2021-11-28 1:52:03 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Unsung_Hero: EvilElecBlanket: I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to do it again with legs in a few years. That must bug them a lot more than it bugs us.

It would be a huge mistake.  Legs just aren't a stable enough platform for a mobile loading machine.
Give it four


Six is better for less computationally-expensive machine balance, and I suppose there's an argument for that in some environments.  Still for 99% of the places you'd want that machine, I suspect tractor tires on four corners would be a much better investment.
 
2021-11-28 2:03:22 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Colour_out_of_Space: Unsung_Hero: EvilElecBlanket: I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to do it again with legs in a few years. That must bug them a lot more than it bugs us.

It would be a huge mistake.  Legs just aren't a stable enough platform for a mobile loading machine.
Give it four

Six is better for less computationally-expensive machine balance, and I suppose there's an argument for that in some environments.  Still for 99% of the places you'd want that machine, I suspect tractor tires on four corners would be a much better investment.


big ass electro magnets in the feet and a steel floor. Might be the only way.
 
2021-11-28 2:06:45 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Colour_out_of_Space: Unsung_Hero: EvilElecBlanket: I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to do it again with legs in a few years. That must bug them a lot more than it bugs us.

It would be a huge mistake.  Legs just aren't a stable enough platform for a mobile loading machine.
Give it four

Six is better for less computationally-expensive machine balance, and I suppose there's an argument for that in some environments.  Still for 99% of the places you'd want that machine, I suspect tractor tires on four corners would be a much better investment.


Like these guys:
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2021-11-28 2:16:13 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Unsung_Hero: Colour_out_of_Space: Unsung_Hero: EvilElecBlanket: I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to do it again with legs in a few years. That must bug them a lot more than it bugs us.

It would be a huge mistake.  Legs just aren't a stable enough platform for a mobile loading machine.
Give it four

Six is better for less computationally-expensive machine balance, and I suppose there's an argument for that in some environments.  Still for 99% of the places you'd want that machine, I suspect tractor tires on four corners would be a much better investment.

Like these guys:
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It's too bad that Timberjack never put their walking tractor into production
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2021-11-28 3:21:47 PM  

SumoJeb: i have never been so disappointed by something so farking awesome.
I've been following the build since the start. the choice to go with tracks over legs makes sense, and is the only way the project could be feasibly made, but damn the tracks are a huge let down after dreaming about the vehicle from the movies throughout my childhood.

If given the opportunity to play with this power loader or a forestry processor, I'd choose the processor.


Visiting Tally Ho - Rebuilding Tally Ho EP1
Youtube 4FhTu3aGM60

Have I got the thing for you, buddy. This English chap has been rebuilding an old english racing boat for the last 4 years and documenting every step. Good stuff.
 
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