Let's Make Robots!
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bluesthue's picture

The locomotion is extremely cool and the eyes look great.

OllyR's picture

Wow. what a cute robot. Love the millipede movement. very clever system.

Dan M's picture

A good project which I find interesting.

The motor module looks well built and reminded me immediately of the centipede.

The helical gears moving the legs is a good idea.

I also like the cover to make the Cambrian Bear which gives it a look reminiscent of a living animal.

I will be interested to see your future efforts with Shellmo.

You mentioned katana.

Ever since I was a very small child, I have had interest in weapons of many sorts. For perhaps 25 years I had a "utility" katana which I took with me times such as while camping with friends. Finally, I decided I would be able to have a good blade made using the traditional folding techniques. A katana was made for me, and then about two years later, I contacted the same swordsmith and he made a wakazashi to match the katana, so I now have the dai-sho set. As an old man, I will proabably never need to wield them in battle, but to have them is a happy feeling, nonetheless. I cannot afford the very best, but they are the best which I can afford. I have since given my older katana to a nephew who is an adult now.



lumi's picture

Well, I am a bit late to welcome you to LMR but better later than never :-)

I already downloaded the files for Shellmo and figured out how to place the main structure on our print bed. There is not much room left. maybe later this week I wiull start to print one :-)

I learned about Shellmo last week when basile posted the link. I am very happy that you joined LMR to show your masterpiece :-) Haha, before you do that Japanese modesty let me just say, it's a pices of art and it's a masterpiece of engineering. Well done Sho-san. 

Duane Degn's picture

I also like your robot.

I thought your discussion of "beautility" very interesting.

I very much like the concept of beautility.

I think many things can have this quality which would normally look mundane.

I've called circuit board beautiful before and I think it was the blend of beauty and utility that made them so attractive.

I'm fan of Mecanum wheels, IMO these also have a beautility aspect (however my robot does not share this trait).

You mentioned: 

I think there is a difference between the maker's culture of Japan and Western country.

I'm curious of what you mean by this?

I know many Japanese cultural elements seem very strange to many westerners and I'm sure the opposite is true.

Thank you for posting your robot and taking time to explain some of your ideas. I found both very interesting.

Enigmerald's picture

Thanks for posting. It's unique and also has a great look!


sho's picture

Thank you very much !

That is COOL!  The motion is so fluid and smooth.  Great job especially with the eyes. 

I look forward to seeing how you get those legs to move like that...



sho's picture

I'm interested in eyes of robots very much.

I want to understand Psychological effects of eyes of robot.

Roxanna77's picture

Cool robot, the leg motion is so smooth! excelent work!
I really need to think about  getting a 3D printer.