I am just concerned here, and perhaps it is a fault on my own part, but it
appears( and I underscore appears) that every time a thread in this post
gets too deep, it gets dropped. ( my news reader is less than adequate), so
this may be my skewed version.
Your appearent reluctance to disclose your project in detail in this public
forum leave me feeling uneasy. You have spoon fed us little pieces here,
including the basic concept of your synth muscle. Could you please, for the
sake of us all, post a digest of what you have revealed here, and perhaps
everything else that you are willing to reveal.
This is my impression:
self contained "industrial" humanoid biped
Distributed processing, assumed to be serial, 2 mbps.
Sub pocessor board needs to run at a bus speed of 20mhz.
Sub processor board needs 3 x 10khz PWM to 3x 40 khz,
Sub processor board needs power circuitry of 15 A, hundreds required
( Don't know if that is total aperage)
( Don't know what the bus voltage is)
I think I read that you plan to water cool things?
3 phase liner motor, without rare earth magnets, just copper on copper,
minimal air gap.
low resolution cmos images ( like 640x480)
I am not willing to join Yahoo groups because of the spam issues there, so I
realize I am posting in a bit of a vacuum. I do wish to err on the side of
caution when looking at your project, but your tactics make me feel
uncomfortable. Generally, since this is a pulblic forum, we discuss things,
well, publicly. Your responses seem to skirt different issues, leave
incomplete answers, etc.
Part of what makes me feel uncomfortambe is that you use your own vernacular
in your postings. SynthMuscle, FSys boards, AFAP (which I later figured
out). If it is a 3 phase linear motor, call it that. There is a person here
who posts regarding A.I. based on FORTH. I dare not invoke his name, because
then this thread will be shot to H***, but he comes across as a complete nut
job because he discusses his project in his terms, and assumes that everyone
else can follow. He hides behind his own terminology, and won't discuss
things in simple terms. Your project has a hint of that flavor.
Please understand, these are my own personal feelings, and I am only
expressing them for your benefeit, not because a I am some bridge dweller. I
am intrigued by your project, wouldn't mind helping, but I wanted to air my
trepidation. Believe me, I have better to do than be a flamer or a troll. I
have a literally 10 projects brewing, some with 4 year development times
that are better served by my not being a news group Don Qixote, tilting
lances with imaginary foes.
Again, I caution that this may be my skewed version.