Great little chap is he .

Takahashi's design (robo-garage.com), Kondo servos and controller, and kit production by RC company Kyosho brought to life PF01.
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Great little chap is he .

Post by rep001 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:59 pm

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:59 pm

Looking forward to getting hold of one of these it has been a long time coming.I wonder how many different body sets will be available and what the add ons might be ????
Looking forward to getting hold of one of these it has been a long time coming.I wonder how many different body sets will be available and what the add ons might be ????
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Re: Great little chap is he .

Post by tempusmaster » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:51 am

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rep001 wrote:Looking forward to getting hold of one of these it has been a long time coming.I wonder how many different body sets will be available and what the add ons might be ????

I'm not clear on what you mean by 'body sets'. The AT01 comes standard with a set of clear polycarbonate body shells that you can trim, paint, decorate using the same techniques that the RC car folks use for their car bodies.

Kyosho is also selling an optional set of opaque black polycarbonate shells. There's some rumors about third parties coming out with other body shell designs for the AT01, but no one's announced publically yet.

Beyond that, there are quite a few online resources covering vacuum forming polycarbonate shells for the hobbyist. One nice thing about the process is you can use balsa wood to fabricate the shapes, then draw the polycarbonate over them, so you don't need any heavy machining equipment.

The 'add-ons' are pretty straight forward. The AT01 uses the Kondo RCB-3 controller and KRS-4024S HV servos. So the KHR-2HV optional add-ons like the gyros, accelerometer, remote control, etc work fine.

The AT01 manual also includes sections with detailed instructions and exploded assembly drawings showing how to do two major mods. First, you can add an additional DOF to each arm by using additional 4024 servos and what appear to be standard Kondo parts. Second, you can add hip rotation by using a KRS-2350 HV servo and some additional parts.

Note: I haven't tried either mod yet, so I could be off-base, or it could end up being more difficult than it looks. Your mileage may vary. :D
rep001 wrote:Looking forward to getting hold of one of these it has been a long time coming.I wonder how many different body sets will be available and what the add ons might be ????

I'm not clear on what you mean by 'body sets'. The AT01 comes standard with a set of clear polycarbonate body shells that you can trim, paint, decorate using the same techniques that the RC car folks use for their car bodies.

Kyosho is also selling an optional set of opaque black polycarbonate shells. There's some rumors about third parties coming out with other body shell designs for the AT01, but no one's announced publically yet.

Beyond that, there are quite a few online resources covering vacuum forming polycarbonate shells for the hobbyist. One nice thing about the process is you can use balsa wood to fabricate the shapes, then draw the polycarbonate over them, so you don't need any heavy machining equipment.

The 'add-ons' are pretty straight forward. The AT01 uses the Kondo RCB-3 controller and KRS-4024S HV servos. So the KHR-2HV optional add-ons like the gyros, accelerometer, remote control, etc work fine.

The AT01 manual also includes sections with detailed instructions and exploded assembly drawings showing how to do two major mods. First, you can add an additional DOF to each arm by using additional 4024 servos and what appear to be standard Kondo parts. Second, you can add hip rotation by using a KRS-2350 HV servo and some additional parts.

Note: I haven't tried either mod yet, so I could be off-base, or it could end up being more difficult than it looks. Your mileage may vary. :D
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Re: Great little chap is he .

Post by slashsplat » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:25 am

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tempusmaster wrote:...The AT01 manual also includes sections with detailed instructions and exploded assembly drawings showing how to do two major mods. First, you can add an additional DOF to each arm by using additional 4024 servos and what appear to be standard Kondo parts. Second, you can add hip rotation by using a KRS-2350 HV servo and some additional parts...

Ah, tempusmaster-san, you, Sir, can apparently READ Japanese! I, however, are limited to English, but will study the manual, as I have one on the WAY!

Any updates on the AT01 would be greatly appreciated.
tempusmaster wrote:...The AT01 manual also includes sections with detailed instructions and exploded assembly drawings showing how to do two major mods. First, you can add an additional DOF to each arm by using additional 4024 servos and what appear to be standard Kondo parts. Second, you can add hip rotation by using a KRS-2350 HV servo and some additional parts...

Ah, tempusmaster-san, you, Sir, can apparently READ Japanese! I, however, are limited to English, but will study the manual, as I have one on the WAY!

Any updates on the AT01 would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Great little chap is he .

Post by tempusmaster » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:39 pm

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slashsplat wrote:
tempusmaster wrote:...The AT01 manual also includes sections with detailed instructions and exploded assembly drawings showing how to do two major mods. First, you can add an additional DOF to each arm by using additional 4024 servos and what appear to be standard Kondo parts. Second, you can add hip rotation by using a KRS-2350 HV servo and some additional parts...

Ah, tempusmaster-san, you, Sir, can apparently READ Japanese! I, however, are limited to English, but will study the manual, as I have one on the WAY!

Any updates on the AT01 would be greatly appreciated.

Well, I struggle with reading Japanese quite a bit, use the heck out of translation software, and sometimes have to ask my extremely patient wife to help.

Anyway, for the AT01, keep in mind that the servos, controller (RCB-3), and other options (remote control, gyro, etc.) are all from Kondo - which means that with a little care you can use the Heart to Heart 3 and other documentation that's already available in English. You have to keep in mind that the servo designations, and some of the setup is different for the AT01. But at least the Kondo English docs will get you 90% of the way there.

I have some more coming up on the AT01 that will be posted on Robots Dreams soon - as soon as I get a free moment. Stuff already in the queue include an antenna hack; a slick way to reverse/mirror servo setups; some helpful motion creations tricks; and a few other goodies. There's also a new foot/sole design in the works from a third party that I should be able to talk about in a few weeks.
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tempusmaster wrote:...The AT01 manual also includes sections with detailed instructions and exploded assembly drawings showing how to do two major mods. First, you can add an additional DOF to each arm by using additional 4024 servos and what appear to be standard Kondo parts. Second, you can add hip rotation by using a KRS-2350 HV servo and some additional parts...

Ah, tempusmaster-san, you, Sir, can apparently READ Japanese! I, however, are limited to English, but will study the manual, as I have one on the WAY!

Any updates on the AT01 would be greatly appreciated.

Well, I struggle with reading Japanese quite a bit, use the heck out of translation software, and sometimes have to ask my extremely patient wife to help.

Anyway, for the AT01, keep in mind that the servos, controller (RCB-3), and other options (remote control, gyro, etc.) are all from Kondo - which means that with a little care you can use the Heart to Heart 3 and other documentation that's already available in English. You have to keep in mind that the servo designations, and some of the setup is different for the AT01. But at least the Kondo English docs will get you 90% of the way there.

I have some more coming up on the AT01 that will be posted on Robots Dreams soon - as soon as I get a free moment. Stuff already in the queue include an antenna hack; a slick way to reverse/mirror servo setups; some helpful motion creations tricks; and a few other goodies. There's also a new foot/sole design in the works from a third party that I should be able to talk about in a few weeks.
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Post by slashsplat » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:09 pm

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Will be waiting and watching.
(I pity your wife, the chore of ultimate boredom...)
Will be waiting and watching.
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