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The Tech Manual
« on: December 29, 2022, 02:20:01 AM »
Hi folks,

Here are the Rules of the "Automatons on Parade" Uninhabited/autonomous vehicles Group Build:

  • Have Fun!!!
  • As the name implies, the idea is to represent things that are computer controlled as opposed to human controlled.  This includes UAVs, UGVs, USVs, robots, self drive cars, optionally piloted vehicles, armed or unarmed etc - you get the point.  If need be ask me.  Both real world or whiff are welcomed and encouraged. Any medium - so physical models, Pixels/profiles and stories (and anything else if you can think of it) are all welcome.
  • Creativity encouraged as is collaboration
  • Duration is 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Mar 2023.  An extension may be granted, but only a short one and only if the Moderator (me) feels like it.  (Bribes welcomed on this front.)
  • Physical creations and pixels/stories will be judged separately
  • Any questions are to be directed to the Moderator (me again!)
  • See rule 1

Regards,

Greg
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2022, 05:15:01 AM »
Looks interesting!
Ummmm, how did a rule#6 get in there?

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2022, 01:35:29 PM »
Were things like the F6F drones computerized enough to qualify?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palmdale

IIRC, there were earlier contraptions that could be controlled in the air, and even landed (rope or cable hanging beneath to detect proximity to ground? ).
Remote control Nazi tanks?
V-1?

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2022, 12:57:12 AM »
Ummmm, how did a rule#6 get in there?

There has always been a Rule 6
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2022, 12:57:36 AM »
Were things like the F6F drones computerized enough to qualify?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palmdale

IIRC, there were earlier contraptions that could be controlled in the air, and even landed (rope or cable hanging beneath to detect proximity to ground? ).
Remote control Nazi tanks?
V-1?

I would be happy to allow
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2022, 07:56:55 AM »
I guess we can go back to 1913 when the first auto-drone was considered then built & tested in 1916 ... or even earlier ? ;)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2022, 08:05:45 AM by raafif »

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2022, 01:08:12 AM »
I guess we can go back to 1913 when the first auto-drone was considered then built & tested in 1916 ... or even earlier ? ;)

Go as early as you like.
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2022, 05:42:04 AM »
Thinking about a Jules Verne undersea drone but don't have any idea what at present - need to use the Force :icon_vader:

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2022, 02:17:54 PM »
Sounds great! A scale o rama Nautilus with grappling arms and collection basket in front?

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2023, 10:18:19 PM »
Question. Does an ICBM count as sufficiently autonomous for this GB ?
TIA,


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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2023, 01:19:39 AM »
Question. Does an ICBM count as sufficiently autonomous for this GB ?


Yes
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2023, 03:21:01 AM »
 :smiley:  . . .  ;)  . . .


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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2023, 10:18:42 AM »
Hi,
Can I sign up to do a Kettering Bug?  It looks like there is both a paper model and a small scale 3D model available of it.  I'm hoping to maybe use either the existing paper or 3D model as a starting point for a larger scale build (maybe 1/24th, 1/32, or even 1/35 scale).

Pat

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2023, 01:02:26 AM »
Hi,
Can I sign up to do a Kettering Bug?  It looks like there is both a paper model and a small scale 3D model available of it.  I'm hoping to maybe use either the existing paper or 3D model as a starting point for a larger scale build (maybe 1/24th, 1/32, or even 1/35 scale).

Pat

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2023, 02:11:52 PM »
Does the moderator think this might be too far along? Finally assembly is required although I don't have a special really huge building for it like NASA does. Pretty much everything needs painting and I'll print new decals for it.
This is a partially built “Shuttle C” vehicle I started far too many years ago to think about. It would go with my finish things before starting new stuff plan.
I have a bunch of other rockety things I could bash together for some whiff launch vehicles.



The pile o' parts.



About what it should look like. Shuttle C was a proposal to reuse timed out Shuttle main engines and recovered SRBs to launch non-crewed cargo vehicles to the ISS and launch satellites and such things that did not need a crew. Without the weight of shuttle wings, tail and crew compartment much more mass could be launched compared to regular STS launches. This way components that were no longer rated for crewed flight could be used one more time and not sit in a warehouse forever.

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2023, 03:30:15 AM »
Happy to allow
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2023, 12:35:07 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2023, 01:29:45 AM »
2wks to go folks.
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2023, 12:57:55 AM »
Last day or two...
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Re: The Tech Manual
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2023, 12:46:15 AM »
Time's up folks.  Get your entries into the completed entries area.
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