Saturday, February 26, 2011
The design of the mech is quite reminiscent of the Catapult mech from the mech warrior series though there are a few very glaring differences. First the joint system will be Ball-joint, this allows for a wider range of motion and thought sometimes harder to work with, will make it that much more of a payoff in the end. Second the shoulder mounted missile system- GONE, those things are just begging to get blown off. The itty bitty arms/ legs, these will be bulkier, while this will add weight in the end this will add a ton of durability. The rest of the differences are minor. The foot layout will be different. I plan to make it "army applicable" (because seriously what is a civ gonnna do with a mech?) the back will be able to hold a "backpack" filled with whatever calibur of belt fed ammo they wanna put in there. each "forearm" will have a gun barrel going down the length of it and considering the barrel length this would be VERY accurate. I plan on giving it a "head" not sure why, but I never liked the catapult because it had no head.
Friday, February 25, 2011
I didn't get ANYTHING done today or yesterday. Right now I'm leaning towards M.O.I.S.T. for the project codename. Now here is the thing I need some brainstorming on what it stands for, it is okay if it ends up being like M.O.i.S.T. or something where one of the letters is just there and not really part of the project title.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I need some input guys and gals. There is a problem that isn't so much a problem so much as a style choice I must make. For the mech what controls should I use? The most obvious being a throttle/ joystick setup. Or should I go the extra mile or 10 and make it a holodeck type of room? This would be complete by a monitor that surrounds the entire room. With something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-8eVcN2z3k&feature=related ?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Alright I'm still putting out a call for names for the mech project as it's still just called "mech" on all accounts. I've designed a basic system of how its put together on autodesk inventor, mocked it walking on 3ds max, and viewed how itd look by rendering it in maya. so far so good. Ive decided to use ball joints with a series of pneumatics to provide movement. It will have the ability to side step though I haven't devised a way for it to not tip over yet. This is also up for suggestion.
I have spent the better part of the day applying to new jobs on monster as well as craigslist. On a subject that i haven't covered yet. The new beds in minecraft are GREAT. I mean no more waiting 10ish minutes if you're trying to do a project outside for the sun to come back up, and this is all determinate that you don't play on peaceful because that's just no fun.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I have decided that the time has come for me to get a new job. I have been working at Ruby Tuesday for some time now and recently the franchise I had been working for was bought back by corporate. Since then things have gone downhill rather quickly. If anyone knows of a job that needs filled in the Franklin/ Indianapolis area that pays $10 or more an hour I'd love to hear them all. Also the left foot of the mech has been made up in CAD. It is VERY basic right now. Eventually I will have more moving parts but until then the differnt parts will consist of feet L.legs U.legs. waist chest U.arms, L.arms, "hands" which are going to be a crude pincer device until later, and a head. Suggestions on what we name the mech project is now open.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Well it's day 1 today and since it's 2:00 am im gonna act as if it were just the end of yesterday. A friend of mine came over and we discussed the prototyping of a few things, I will be keeping these things as up to date a possible. The list of things that we will be working on here soon are; a hovercraft, a small mech prototype (this mech will be approx. 2 foot tall and will use external power), we will also be prototyping an immersion system for the mech's final stage of development. I also have a obsession with the game minecraft, as such I shall post "achievements" from time to time.