[FoRK] Wicked cool wind-powered robot / kinetic sculpture

Dave Long < dave.long at bluewin.ch > on > Tue Nov 21 13:54:21 PST 2006

>> Steering?  How life like is that?
> If you think along the lines of horse back riding, the
> horse is pretty life like.

That's exactly the line I was thinking along: where's the steering 
wheel on a horse?  The directional commitment occurs between the ears.  
No worries about diff lock engagement, few worries about traction or 
breakover angle (ramp: the full 90 degrees, more or less; hoof: should 
be a matter of minor farrier adjustment, not major concern), but the 
DWIM works best when your aids make your intent clear.


> P.S. To each his own biomechanical dreams.

How about Haflinger or Haflinger, depending upon the footing in the 


(which ad context will this trigger in the archives?  pony or 4x4?  or 
will it just yield the usual $name_of_plane hits which key off the 
package name in the archive URL?)

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