ty, crane sounds fun.
in the 90s i had a fair collection of aluminum pieces and rudimentary starts, music hardware then software took most of my time though.
back then it was crap to do - i remember trying to buy electronic parts in a local store, where some old man decided he didn't like my foreign accent or way of dressing or something and took an hour to assemble my list, taking each component in the back of the shop and probasbly destroying it
the other guys in the store were apologising and had their heads down because this old man was apparently a complete bigot about whatever stigma. really great.
of course, he was more interested in how i looked or sounded than what i wanted to do, and didn't want someone with "my" stigma (whatever that was) having any ability or function. what a load of crap mental garbage previous generations saddled us with. how are we supposed to help the world when it is kicking us in the face.
but yes, i've received recognition in audio for being an innovative genius repeatedly for over a decade. i mean, it's all relative, right, but > a decade of recognition in audio tech is a fair testimony for someone who isn't a puppet there to spend money on.
i've had an acclivity towards this project for decades now, i mean, i don't need to list all the activities that relate to it, like modeling, and all the thoughts i have had,
and like your usual happy self-sourcer, i've had my head up my backside in music tech for so long, i was really surprised to see these 60k motors. i ignored drones for years. i still do not own a smart phone.
last time i shopped, 2.5k was affordable, 12k was about the max i could find listed.
and today, people find so much more to communicate about their products! the concept of being able to use a microprocessor for a project like this is really something. but no collation.
as a newbie in the field,
eg. for quadcopter builds, you have to search and organise your product data yourself.. there's no retailer i've found that lets you compare the characteristics of every motor they sell et c. (apart from amazon if you get lucky).
so every newbie who wants to build their own quadcopter without following a recipe has to do a bunch of legwork identifying which products offer the best function.
i've checked robotshop.com haven't checked robo-shop thanks it's obviosu robotshop have a really small list of suppliers they are interested in promoting and availing to their customers.
seen firgelli and several other brands with entries in i guess the "faster, miniature linear actuator" field (most of these products look like they're aimed at people customising automobiles) but with the hours i've put into it, i've onyl seen so many videos et c.
most mini linears are like $70 up, lot to slam down for something you've never met.
i was hoping to see some existing projects and deal with other regions of the project that are more interesting to me, but it looks like i have to do the "legwork" haha and put the time in myself, wrapping my own solenoids and seeing if i can elicit better performance, the stats never seem very encouraging.
but we see all kinds of crazy stuff people are doing, but these people never discuss the actuators. i doubt that boston dynamics use hydraulics just because they're the most complicated and expensive. .....b ut what do boston dynamics use??? what would they use, if they had a $250 budget?
in some ways it's soo cool, but in other ways... it's like... nowadays... most people seem to only document by vlogging, understandably convenient. but people nowadays seem to talk reeeeallly slowly why i do not know.. and they always want you to watch them open the box for five minutes and explain how you need a thumb nail to open the box with. basically, i want to build a robot army to wipe out all the people who think i need to have the utility of a thumbnail explained to me for five minutes over and over and over again. you kids are crazy. can't you realise, everybody knows that already? is that part of the video used to exchange secret codes or has psychic applicatios? cool. for god's sakes, never video yourself opening a box. your hands are really fleshy that close up bro.