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Drinking robot. cycloidal drive automata test 1

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First test of the drinking robot. It uses my 21:1 cycloidal drive speed reducer.

 

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robothut

The design is based on the vintage japan drinking toys. Here is a video of the insides of a drinking Bear .

 

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Roboto

Now that is so cool looking/working!!!

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RoboDerby

Just wonderful John! I am excited to see this one finished. Maybe he is standing at a bar for the base? Maybe a tiki bar type feel. Perhaps with bulbs inside the bar lighting the robot through a translucent bar top? ...or not. 😉 But if you do go that route, you can surely color me interested. Whatever you come up with for the finishing details, that cycloidal drive of yours produces some smooth lovely action.

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Brian..

A great illusion for the kids. I used to sell these novelty tinplate battery ops. Sadly the market collapsed.

 

There's another version of the toy  (Jocko the Monkey) where the water is actually poured into the mouth. You get a double pouring action for your money and it shortens the length of that tube. It also shortens the life of the toy!

 

Your mechanism is ideal for automata, John. 

 

 

 

 

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robothut

To bad they did not have silicone rubber tubes to use back then, more of these vintage toys would still be drinking  liquid if they did.

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Martian Gil

A-F***ING-MAZING, John!

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Andyman

I was not aware of these "drinking" toys. Very clever. You took it to the next level, Mr. Rigg! Most excellent.

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Tinplate6

John, if you made a body, colored the water brown, and labeled the bottle “oil”, this would be a sure-fire gotta have item!

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Golddalek

Nice mechanical action....So fluid....Great engineering.

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6Stelab9

That's a great trick. It could be perfect for Bender (the only drinking robot I know) .

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Mick_B

The next round is on me!

really cool!

I second MG’s comment.

looking forward to seeing what comes next

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Morbius

Fantastic as always!!!!!!!! Wow.

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