Big Changes Afoot.

A project log for Remote Control Land Strider

I got it in my head to build a Land Strider, pretty much just because I think they're neat.

douglas-millerDouglas Miller 01/07/2016 at 19:450 Comments

Heck with it. I'm making some changes. Okay. MORE changes. What, you didn't know I was making this up as I go? Well, Surprise, I am! Anyway, on to the changes...

After some whining, and just a little bit of begging and groveling, I managed to talk Steve, the head honcho over at SeeMeCNC, into letting me into his stock of bearings. Soooo.... I'm changing the files, reprinting about a third of the parts, and adding bearings to all the little joints in the legs. 64 bearings, to be exact. And while I was adding bearings, I thought 'why not just beg a little more?' and Steve hooked me up with some of the larger bearings to go on the push rods connected to the cams. Hell, why not?

Got the first leg done and almost done with the second one. They spin very freely with the touch of a finger now. My Rostock Max V2 printer is doing it's thing, and in only a day or so this change should be done. Good deal.

I'm not scared to hang my dirty laundry out in public. I took on this project to have some fun and learn a few things, and so far I'm doing just that. Could I have thought this out a bit better before I started? Sure. But where's the fun in that? Lol.