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I love this man like the brother I never had!!!
Max The Magnificent   7/30/2013 1:48:53 PM
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Of course I do have a brother -- my little bro' Andrew -- and I wouldn't trad ehim for the world -- but this guy is like the brother I don't have -- I can't wait to see the final giant robot -- please keep us posted Caleb

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Re: I love this man like the brother I never had!!!
Caleb Kraft   7/30/2013 2:15:39 PM
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Yeah, I can't wait to see this thing walk. He actually tried to take a step some time last year and a beam snapped. There's no telling if this thing will stand up to the pressures exerted by its own movement.

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Re: I love this man like the brother I never had!!!
Max The Magnificent   7/30/2013 2:20:09 PM
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@Caleb: My first thought when I saw the picture "Like this, but bigger" was "Shades of the Incredibles" -- I'm sort of tempted to his smaller spider robot ... but then I think "what would I actually do with it?"

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Re: I love this man like the brother I never had!!!
mcgrathdylan   7/30/2013 3:07:37 PM
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I can't wait to see this thing walk, either. But can you imagine if you happened to be out walking in the woods and didn't have any idea about this project and suddenly you saw a giant robot spider walking toward you? Freaky.

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Re: I love this man like the brother I never had!!!
Max The Magnificent   7/30/2013 3:53:04 PM
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@Dylan: Can you imagine if you happened to be out walking in the woods and didn't have any idea about this project and suddenly you saw a giant robot spider walking toward you?

I'd think "Oh no ... not again!" :-)

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Re: I love this man like the brother I never had!!!
kfield   7/30/2013 3:54:25 PM
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@calebkraft 

See it walk? I want to ride it!!!!

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Re: I love this man like the brother I never had!!!
rick merritt   7/30/2013 4:23:46 PM
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What fun! And working with his kids, too!

Speaking of brothers, is this guy related to Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs? In any case, I think he needs his own show in addition to the Kickstarter funding.

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What's in your lap?
kfield   7/30/2013 2:18:11 PM
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I know of some people who work with their dogs in their lap (Hint: he just joined the EETimes staff) but this is the first I've seen an engineer working with a toddler in his lap!! Totally cute.

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Max The Magnificent   7/30/2013 3:50:40 PM
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@kfield: ...this is the first I've seen an engineer working with a toddler in his lap!! Totally cute.

I thought it was cute too -- but being a roughty-toughty manly-man engineer I didn't want to be the first one to say so.

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Max The Magnificent   7/30/2013 3:52:00 PM
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@kfield: ...this is the first I've seen an engineer working with a toddler in his lap!! Totally cute.

I loved my dad, but he didn;t have an engineering bone in his body. When I saw thsi video with the kid helping build the robot I was thinking "that woudl be totally awesome as a kid to have a dad like that"

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OldSchoolTwidget   7/31/2013 11:24:45 AM
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It brings tears to my eyes, because I DID have a dad like that.  He taught me the resistor color code before most kids learn to read.  He died much too soon.  I still miss him.

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Max The Magnificent   7/31/2013 11:32:03 AM
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@OldSchoolTwidget: I still miss him.

I know what you mean -- my dad passed away in Jan 2000 -- at least we all got to see the start of the new millennium together -- even now when I'm in a book store and I see a book on say "silent movies" or "variety hall theater" I think to myself "I'll get that for dad" and then I remember that he's gone...

 

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Moon Landing?
Susan Rambo   7/30/2013 8:47:00 PM
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This robot looks like the Lunar Module on legs. Maybe we send one to the Moon?

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Johnny Quest fan?
B20   7/31/2013 12:16:04 PM
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Awesome!  Real-life version of the Johnny Quest episode featuring a robot spider.

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mcgrathdylan   7/31/2013 12:28:04 PM
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That's right. I knew this whole thing sounded familiar. I've seen that one. And no, I'm not really a Johnny Quest fan, but I do have kids that are. :)

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JQ rocks!
LiketoBike   8/1/2013 11:11:51 AM
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Shoot...I avidly watched Johnny Quest as a kid.  As an older kid :-)  (and somewhat later; you can date that by knowing when JQ was on the air...) I bought the complete DVD set.  Now I can watch Dr. Benton Quest whup up on that big old spider whenever I want :-)

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 11:28:44 AM
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@LiketoBike: Shoot...I avidly watched Johnny Quest as a kid.


I hang my head in shame to report that I don't recall even hearing the name "Johnny Quest" ... but I was brought up in the UK, so maybe that explains my lack of world knowledge :-)

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Re: JQ rocks!
Caleb Kraft   8/1/2013 11:44:46 AM
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I don't know about you, but thsi would have blown my mind as a kid. To see stuff like this in movies and cartoons, then to see someone actually building it!



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