[Divconstructors] cashed in after Halloween and picked up a skeleton dog prop from the Home Depot, for the simple and logical purpose of turning it into a robot.
The first step was to cut apart the various body parts, followed by adding bearings to the joints and bolting in a metal chassis fabricated from 1/8″ aluminum stock. This is all pretty standard stuff in the Dr. Frankenstein biz. For electronics he uses a Mega with a bark-emitting MP3 shield on top of it. Separately, a servo control board manages the dozenish servos — not to mention the tail-wagging stepper.
[Divconstructors] actually bought two skeletons, one to be his protoype and the other to be the nice-looking build. However, we at Hackaday feel like he might have missed an opportunity: As any necromancer can tell you, a freakish combination of two skeletons beats out two normal skeletons any night of the week. Also, two words for you to consider: cyberdog ransomeware. We imagine you don’t really feel ransomware until there’s the family robodog ready to test out its high-torque jaw servos on your flesh. Of course if he were a real dog we could either remotely control him with a hot dog, or just give him a talking collar.
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Hm. Buying random props to turn into nightmare robots. There’s an idea.
Well, I’m off to the goodwill.
Agreed. That is a great idea using the skeleton like that. Great job,Divconstructors!
I love it.
Keep it up.
And thank you for the show.
Boston dynamics, is taking notes.
Two hundred of these running across the battlefield with glowing red eyes, packed full of explosives, with a machine gun on it’s shoulder. Most people would rather run.
Run where exactly 88mph is just enough to keep away from their current speed bot.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kswK2aI08
Run away to 1955, obviously.
Note: this escape plan does require a Delorean.
Behind a thick door, probably.
Why stop with a freakish combination of two skeletons–add a third skull for a skeletal Cerberus.
Cerberus likely derives from kerberos, meaning “spotted”. Lol. Hades named his grumpy, poorly-socialized, hundred-headed dog “Spot”. See Spot run. See Spot run after Sally. Run, Sally, run!
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