Doombot V1.0


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Hello all,
Been here for a while now and I thought I'd share my project with you, DoomBot V1.0.
He's a big one, a little under 5 feet tall. I'm still working on the platform, haven't really decided just yet, but I did get 2 wheelchair motors. Nothing is wired up yet, I'm still planning on adding a bunch of stuff on it so we'll see. The arms are all dc window motors and a pneumatic cylinder. Comments appreciated!

Influences are T-600-800, Predator, Alien (I live for H.R Giger). I'm sculpting all the panels once all the hardware is crammed in. This is gonna have a real sick exoskeleton, both for looks and strength. See my website to get an idea.:D

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Hahaha , you inspired Steven hawking that robots AI poses a threat to humanity, i can't see why. I would give the terminator a hug lol.
The Terminator is the coolest design ever.An army of those would be awesome. Wouldnt mind seein the human race take over by them.
Doombot :)
Well just seeing what is being built and created on here, I seriously do believe that humanoids are just around the corner in time. It's a little scarey, but on the other hand it is cool to think that maybe we are being a big part of history on here, creating artificial life. I just started building my robot for a hobby and I have always been interested and curious about building a robot of my own and it looks like things could go beyond that. So many different ideas, different builds and ways of doing things, this is a very fine place to be and learn from others.
Arm starting to shape up. Added the solenoids for the pneumatic cylinders. Next up shells.

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Thanks all for the very kind comments! I've busy redesigning the whole bottom part of doom...also done testing out the cylinders, they're pretty powerful! That means I can add more cool ideas on the bottom arm/claw area since I have a ton more freedom doing so because I don't have to be too concerned with "weight". I wanted to do more "animatronic" weaponry...:P
Doombot :)
All I can say is AWESOME man, that truly is a work of art in the making robotic wise.
That really looks like a powerful beast in the making. Very good work, curious to see how far you take this project? I'll be back, the famous last words :-}
I think you should set it up to play (maybe simulate playing, anyway) one of your guitars dude... make your own compressorhead bot...;)
Thanks again @stonewolf

@Richard R
I thought of doing don't think its a little cliché? hahaha. I may do a bot in the future where it's just a torso with a specially designed fingering system and a special fretboard to accommodate it...maybe we can make some lightning-fast black metal?! haha. Its something I can jam with that'll play along with me or even teach licks...or can even tune guitars for me...kinda like an interactive tablature or even an instructor...

Anyway this is where I'm at with Doomy I'm drawing out the "formers". It's like an armature for the basic shape of the outer shells. I will then sculpt panels out of Proclay (Monster Clay). It's a professional grade of oil based clay that a lot of F/X guys use...invented by a friend of a friend of mine. I shall then make silicone molds of the sculpt and cast fiberglass shells out of that.

My highly professional CAD drawing that took me 200+ hours to draw:
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Ok I'm forming the basic shape on the bottom of the body, I'm coming close to something I can live with (my design work seems like it never ends, I've come to accept I'm never content).

Here's what I've got so far, The basic skeleton, pretty soon panels/coverings are next. Stay tuned.:P

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Look Ma no hands

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A very professional build

Thank you sir. Much appreciated.
Freaking awesome! You've got some talent. He looks huge! Is he really the size of that fridge there?
Thanks! Yep he's varying in height right now, but I'm quite sure it's gonna stay this way, he's about 5' 6" right now.
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@Doombot on doombots hand there is a pipe leading down what is that for
I saw another robot that also had a pipe and they said that they put a liquid inside and it will cools the robot

I'm not sure what pipe you mean
That's just tubing to organize and protect all the wires.
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That's what I meant the tubing

Yeah I think I've seen what you're talking about...they were using a liquid cooling system not unlike what they use in cars, to cool the motors. Great idea.

For those interested, this is how I'm gonna measure feedback on the pneumatic cylinder:

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I'm sculpting outer shells for the arms, and I'm installing the potentiometers on the joints. I can then use the GetADC() command to read the value and use it in a script.

I'm using relays to control the cylinder, powered by CO2 canisters, the same ones used for paintball guns.
Not sure how I missed your Doombot?
Very cool work.
I hope you get the chance to upload more pics.
Here here! What's the latest on Doombot? The most badass bot I've seen.
Have not seen any updates with Doombot in long time ? Would love to see how it is progressing.