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Kjorkis

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« on: January 29, 2014, 08:20:45 PM »
Hey All,


My name's Ken. I'm a EE who recently moved into the area from Gainesville. I really like neuroscience, robotics, tinkering, and board sports.


I've got a million half completed projects I'm working on but the big ones I'm proud of include an EEG controlled RC car, a PC vision robotic hand that mimics other hands, and a motorized 'land surfboard' (I attached a pic  8) [size=78%]). [/size]


Since I've moved down here I haven't had a lot of space to work on projects or people to share my creativity with. Familab sounds like an awesome group of people and I'm excited to learn more about you.


Let me know if you have any questions.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 09:30:16 PM »
Howdy do!? You'll find plenty of what you're looking for here. Welcome!  :D

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 08:23:24 AM »
Nice landshark. Are those pipes for a 6 cylinder pancake engine? It looks cool!

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 06:08:01 PM »
thanks! T[size=78%]hose are actually skid bars for stability. It's got an electric motor and a couple of lead acids on the bottom.[/size]

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 03:57:13 PM »
Welcome! Can you bring the board to open house??? It looks great. Is there any issue with feet and the rear wheel since it comes through the top? Have you been working on a cover design? Welcome to the lab, you're going to enjoy it!


Mac

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2014, 06:41:55 PM »


Hey! The wheel is the pivot point for all the balance. You strattle the wheel to ride. If you lift your feet, you should probably worry more about bailing then stepping on the wheel.


I think it need some electrical work... if I can get it going, I'll bring it by for you to check out.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 10:07:37 AM »
Great explanation! just bring it. you may end up fixing it in the lab.


Remember, whatever feature is on a board will be exploited by the inventiveness of the user(s). This not only applies to riding boards but circuit boards as well ;)


So if you put a wheel cover on it, someone would figure out how to balance on that (and perhaps juggle at the same time).


Consider a mod that puts tiny wheels or a scraper (spark emitting preferred) for the front and rear tips of the board... that way you can invent tricks and wipeouts never before fathomed. We could get a go pro on it as well!


What are some of the other projects you mentioned?

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 04:28:51 PM »
Hey all,


I had a lot of fun on Tuesday. The lab is awesome.  You've got a lot of cool people with a bunch of awesome stuff going on.


Is anyone going to be around next week that wouldn't mind me visiting? I was hoping to come by and take a closer look at the tools as well as get to know everyone a little better. 


- Ken