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Old 03-06-2015, 06:23 AM
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Talking Project S.A.M.

Hey All

Since I have finished the V12 Engine, I have been going through many ideas what to do next and after taking 3 options I have settled on a transformer.






Now I am not really a fan of the movies but the idea of making a transformer has been there on the bucket list for quite some time now, I have looked into which is the best one that one can make work and move and bend and so on, and this one is the best shoot of getting it to work.

My model is going to be close to this version in that of the type of truck but that is as far as it goes.

I have looked at trucks out there and the Scania is the truck that I best like and I found some good drawings of these trucks.

The scale of the model is going to be big, the smallest that I will think of is maybe 1:24, but it is most likely going to be on the scales of 1:18 or 1:15 because of the detail I want to add in the movements.

For those who are wondering what S.A.M. is: it's Symbiont Articulated Mechanism.

This model is going to have a lot of moving parts, the best way for me to get this to even be a workable model is to design it in Inventor (Which by the way I am busy teaching myself. I do have some experience in 3D design packages namely Pro-Engineer, but Inventor is by far easiler to design in)
So that I can see and test the movements before even cutting the first piece of paper.

At this moment that is also the extra part of mobile weapons storage platform that will go with the truck/transformor as well.

May the Force be with me.

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Old 03-06-2015, 08:15 AM
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I will follow this with a lot of interest
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:23 AM
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looks good, I'll be following this...still want to build the engine though LMAO
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A bit of an update, I am busy working on the number joints that are going to be required to get the model to work as a robot, and man is there lot !!

So what I have decieded to do is start a build of a model that will just be moving parts firstly and the second model will be the vehicle that changes into a robot, reason been is that to get the model to work smoothly I need to first get all of the joints and movements right.

So I have named this project for the movement model "Project Patches" it will look alot like a robot that is out there but I am making it work and move to get to understand how and what is required for a robot to move.

After all of the build and R&D of the movement the vehicle will be built around it to complete the S.A.M.

Here is 2 photos of the legs and the starting point of the movements needed for the legs to work 100%

Enjoy




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Old 04-01-2015, 06:39 AM
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An incredible project you have chosen. Best of luck.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:04 PM
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Update Time on "PATCHES"

I have now finished the leg design, there is 6 axis of movement on the leg, the rotation of the leg will be done on the hip deign phase.
The photos that I have posted shows the leg straight and with all the movements taking place.

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straight


movement shot 1


Movement shot 2


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Old 04-22-2015, 03:23 AM
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Update time.

I have now finished the deisgn of both legs, and the hinging point that joins the legs.
Next part is going to see how one can add wheels and some leg guards around it.

Enjoy the update photo..

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Hi . This will be very difficult model !
Will be required high accuracy during the construction of the paper .
I follow the project and look forward to the first cut success, Henryk
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:08 AM
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Update Time, I have been off work for a week on holiday and of which I have been able to get some more deisng work done on patches.

I have now completed the hip design which adds 3 more axis of movement, which then brings the total movement to date at 9 Axis.

here is the photos with the hip and read wheels in place, the armor is a bit on the low side for now, that will come later.






Now the next major design point is the Arms.
At the moment I have 4 axis done for the arms, more work is still needed before it is complete.







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Old 05-04-2015, 08:14 AM
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Wow, an incredible project. You may end up with close to a thousand individual parts! One to definitely watch with great interest.
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