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Would this Sunday be a good day to come by to take photos and videos of you guys and Stompy in process?
I noticed you have a new kickstarter project http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2014/10/rock_em_sock_em_we_got_em Will you be finishing this one up soon? I can't wait to get my Stompy ride
Good to see the project is still going:
Maybe make a Kickstarter update for the users who have not noticed your Facebook page?
I really wanted to see this happen. I love robots and I am on all my school's robotics teams. Its unfortunate we got ripped-off.
What's the latest, gang? Been a lot of radio silence.
Recieved my tshirt, thank you.
Never got my two tshirts, and it's been nearly a year. At this point, I'd just like a refund.
I've not recieved any reward. What's wrong?
No updates in over two months? Are the rides going to be deliverable in 2013 at all?
New video update posted March 23, 2013. http://youtu.be/GJKu9PXsHRM
Please let me know when I might receive my backer rewards, I've still never received anything. Thank you.
Alternate link for the new video update: http://projecthexapod.com/blog/update-2192013/
The hexapod team posted an update on YouTube. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch…
Congrats on the article in Product Design & Development magazine!
One third of the international shipments were put in the mail on Friday; the rest will be mailed on Tuesday. (Monday is a holiday in the US.)
We apologize for the delay. Each of the international orders takes individual attention from us to figure out the correct postage and customs paperwork. We asked our international backers to cover the additional postage because it costs us nearly four times as much to ship a t-shirt internationally as it does to ship one domestically.
Thank you for your support and patience.
Going to ask again this time not so nicely...when the hell are you guys going to ship the international backers rewards??? Your treatment of non American backers is complete bullshit. I'd almost call this theft, first we get jacked up inflated shipping costs then you guys don't even bother shipping it. Seriously wtf! Guys put down the toys and send us our rewards just like you did for your American backers. 4 months late for a t-shirt??? Pathetic effort on your entire team!
When are you guys shipping the international backers items? Almost 4 months since project had ended, would have expected it by now.
My stuff showed up in the mail today. Thanks guys! :)
I know how busy you are! I've been trying to reach you on scheduling the big ride for my nephew, who i'm giving it to as a gift. Is there a way to get in touch with you?
@Sean We did do the mountain-top shout-out. There were 23 pages of names and we shouted them all!
We took video, but it was very windy that day so there's a lot of background noise. We're looking into ways to make the shouting more audible, but this has taken a back-seat to getting the t-shirts in the mail.
@Dana Thanks for following up! We expect all of the US shirts, bumper stickers, and wristbands to arrive in time for christmas. Sorry we missed the deadline for Hanukah. Unfortunately, international shipments might take a little bit longer as many of these will need individual attention.
In fact, the "Giant Robot" t-shirts are all packed up; we'll be dropping them off at the post office tomorrow!
Any chance of this coming before Xmas?
Intangible swag is also important! Did you do the mountain shout-out?
I'm not sure why they haven't posted this here, but here is their website which includes an update about the progress and swag from November 20th.
How about an update guys! It's been over a month
Any update on the swag? I plan to show mine off proudly!
@Kurtis - The shirts, bumper stickers, and wristbands are all on order! We expect the bumper stickers and wristbands to arrive in the next 2 weeks, and the shirts to take up to 4 - printing 800 shirts is a lot, after all. Once we get the shirts in, we'll blitz to get the swag packages out to everyone!
When do we get our stuff?
Really, no XL or XXL women's shirts? Well that's disappointing...
Help! I'm a backer, but there was a payment issue. Please contact me so I can get my pledge info to you ASAP. I tried emailing you via KS, but I haven't gotten any responses.
Thanks for the link. I notice the "Kabutom RX-03" has a set of tires beneath the center pair of legs (most visible around the 8:34 mark of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch… ). I think a "practical" hexapod should have the option of "skating" on wheels when terrain allows, in order to improve speed and conserve fuel, but I like that Stompy will be able to amble along with lots of clearance and no wheels required.
Relavent to this project. :)
Congrats! Now tell us that your real goal is world domination :)
I used to live and work in sumahville, at a long-since-closed bike factory. So glad to see ingenuity still lives there! As a fellow project creator, I'm excited to back a project from back home!
Awesome! Thank you everyone, this has been amazing to watch! We'll do you guys proud.
Yay! High performance upgrade! Congrats, guys! Break a leg (but not Stompy's leg, please).
Just bumped you guys over $95K. Go Stompy!
One small step for mankind, one giant step for gigantic spiderlegged robotkind.... congrats guys, just bumped up my pledge to add a ride - let's get you guys over the "high-performance threshold."
Wow, no joking on the 'giant' part! Looks awesome XD
Please do a video of the name shoutings!
Robotics fan at heart, work with them myself(though much, much smaller). Love what you are doing and hope all goes well. I hope if you make like $94,500 you will still do performance upgrade :)
Great project guys. Good luck shouting my name.
This looks incredible. Looking forward to hilarious youtube videos to come!
Very interested in the software behind this. Is your github page up?
Just under $5k to go for the performance upgrade!
See Benedict's hexapod in "Dick Sands the Boy Captain" by Jules Verne (1878).
I will say, besides the intrinsic robotic awesome factor, half of the reason I backed this project was the name; the other half was it reminded me of the giant spider from Wild Wild West.
That's the interesting thing about hydraulics, two extra legs would actually slow us down, the limiting factor in our speed is how much flow we have coming out of the pump, so if we add pistons it reduces the amount of flow we can send to each. ... which is why we need that performance upgrade, the bigger the pump the faster the stomping.
Neil - there will definitely be a video of us going up the mountain and shouting everyone's names... though at this point, its more likely to be a series of videos.
Will there be a video of you going up the mountain and shouting names?
The thing with 6 legs is that it's the minimum number you need to always have a stable walking gait. You could possibly move faster with 8 while remaining stable, but that assumes you can power (and pay for!) the extra legs. The frame would likely be larger to accommodate the extra legs as well, adding more weight/cost and further increasing power requirements as a result.