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Ramp walking toys #3: Introductory Computational Model of a Passive Dynamic Walker

06-09-2015 12:33 AM by MagicSawDust | 1 comment »

For those interested or can understand the science behind ramp walking toys, found this: Click on the image to download a PDF copy – links to a new page. This refers to the kind that rock from side to side, as the walking robot types. Trying to read this as a strange hypnotic effect on me – puts me to sleep zzzzzz…. My simple solution is to simply put the axis of rotation above the center of mass. Fortunately I have access to a CAD program allows me to pin...

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Build A Flash-Bang Gun

03-31-2012 11:53 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 31 comments »

The grandkids love coming to the workshop and building all sorts of projects. One of the most popular projects is a flash-bang gun which captures the imagination of the kids and produces an amazing effect. In this episode of the American Craftsman Workshop I will show you how to build a flash-bang gun. Then, to show how well they work, I have a backyard shootout with 2 of our grandkids, Olivia and Cole. Hope you enjoy, Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share the Knowledge

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