A case of engineers pareidolia

A project log for Tardygrade

3D printed quadruped with a tiny BOM

Dejan RisticDejan Ristic 07/20/2021 at 08:150 Comments

I'm not yet very far along on my journey as an amateur cad monkey.

Something I've noticed is that oftentimes (or maybe most of the time) dimensions in my drawings are dictated by some external constraint. But once in a while necessity doesn't demand one unique set of dimensions. I'm suddenly free to choose based on aesthetics or gut feeling. I find those choices disconcerting, because who's to say what THE right dimension is.

Anyways, at the end of this long and winding design process I noticed that the bounding rectangle of the robot frame somehow felt weighty and significant. Is that... the golden ratio? 

Well it turned out to be off by a little bit, but still pretty darn close. I will take that as a sign that god is 99% percent satisfied with my homework.

Also, now I think I know what it feels like to recognize the face of Jesus in a piece of toast.