Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New videos from 8294 Excavator

Now that the new sets are available, the first videos are also popping up at YouTube.

So here two homemade videos from the new Excavator (8294).
Very different from each other, but very interesting each one in its own way.


It looks a kind of stop motion film, but guess it is a mixed technique.
This cool video was produced by Martyn Boogaarts (robotica008)






Mine Excavator also arrived in the meantime, so I hope to find the time to make here a full review in the short term, but there is something to come first. :P

6 comments:

Parax said...

Nice job by Martyn, those 3 motors are well crammed in, now lets see if he can get two for driving the tracks too! :)

Robotica said...

@parax

Sure I did get all the motors in at first, but then I faced the problem with fitting the IR receivers and the wires. Therfore I changed the setup and pack the digger functions first. I did not wanted to lose the nice external shape of the model.

Look forward to version 2
martyn

Conchas said...

One thing that intrigues me is that we never see the boom/dipper selector in a different position ???

But since Parax commented the integration of three motors, maybe you have inserted two for these functions and made the selector useless!?

AVCampos said...

My guess is that Robotica dumped the multiplexing mechanism alltogether, and fitted motors directly to the LA inputs. For a remotely-controlled setup, it's much more straightforward, not to mention it makes more room for both motors.

Robotica said...

fact:

-I used 3 motors
-I kept the clutch.. to much hassle to take it out, but I do not use it. I will take it out in version two, where I will add 2 more motors for drive.
-I use 2 IR recievers, one on top, and one on the bottom.

martyn

Robotica said...

see:
2 white clutch gears

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