Having the Six move around on a hardwood floor is quite noisy. I'm pretty sure the neighbor one floor down is going to kill me soon if i don't do anything about it - and we also know that 4am is the best time to do a quick test on a new move :-)
Has anyone done anything about this problem on their Six ? Like:
- putting rubber soles on the robot ? door stoppers maybe ?
- rubber coating the end of the feet ?
- knitting robot socks ? making robot shoes ?
Besides that, is it best to have traction or to allow the Six to slip a little bit ? I noticed it does slip a little with the standard movements - but it could have it walk more with its feet up if needed.
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3M Self-Stick Pads clear rubber pads
Thing is most solutions like those suggested will simply change the noise from a clacking sound to dull thumps. It'll still be noisy downstairs. What is really needed are soft rubber pads, like foam rubber. Maybe you could cut little blocks of the stuff and then gouge a hole in the center and pull them over the legs. Perhaps a spot of glue to hold them on?
is that what you were thinking about ?
what is interresting is that you can put them on and take them off very quickly whereas the oher ideas are more permanent (but i could have two sets of legs).
it's really cheap so i'm going to try that (with and without some foam @WBS00001 inside between leg and finger thingy) and post a video to let you know the difference in terms of sound.
..other option, finger """gloves""", the spikes do add a nice touch...
@d.cochran touch aware fingers would be nice, but that would be another project in itself, not right now anyway.
I like the furry fingers. They would be cool on a six.