Friday, 13:06, 02/12/2022 - I'm super procrastinating.
In this mess of thoughts and cool robots that I call "my mind", I did had some simple objectives that I already put some thought into it. Like this project being easy and cheap enough to build at home, unlike the carbon nanotube artificial muscles that need acetylene (a volatile, flammable and explosive gas) in a fricking furnace in order to be synthesised.
But let's lay everything in a plain and simple way:
- The skeleton, the actuators, the system and the power supply need to be simple and cheap enough in order to be bought locally or made at home.
- The full mech needs to be able to lift at least 1000 Kg of weight either on the hands or in the shoulders. This does not include its own weight and the weight of pilot, which can shift the weight demand to higher numbers. So let's keep with 1,5 to 2 tons in total.
- It is only possible to calculate the amount of muscles needed if there is a skeleton designed to support all this weight.
- After designing the skeleton, it will be time to design the actuators.
- And by measuring the amount of energy that it requires to lift a certain amount of weight, just then it will be possible to design the power supply.
- If the power supply can't power the entire body in a practical way, then it will be useless.
- If all the previous steps are done without trouble, it will be required to research and add the sensors to the design in order to be able to control it.
- After everything is designed, then it is time to build.
Although the best course of action is to continuously prototype and go back to the drawing board in order to continuously address the problems faced during the building process, I'm too broke to actually do that.
So I can only hope to do it in a single well planned shot in the sky that may or may not work.