Packbot Scout - Operation Enduring Freedom, et al

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    After I first saw PackBot in action at a robotics exhibition at the New York Hall of Science back in the early 2000s, I've been obsessed with robotics. Something about having an artificial construct capable of basic thought, reasoning, and perception, and having a race of artificial life walk (or roll) alongside us is both fascinating and disturbing.

    PackBot is probably one of the first robotic 'soldiers' to have seen active duty, with different variants serving with EOD techs, urban-combat teams, and even going along on LRRPs. The PackBot scout, however, is the focus of the model, and is probably the most rugged (albeit simplest) version of the PackBot, though it seems that it has been phased out by the end of OIF, presumably to make way for the newer, more versatile PackBot 510, 310, and FirstLook robots. Nevertheless, the scout served valiantly as a sort of robotic point-man for reconnaissance teams overseas and even during 9/11.

    Depending on how my battalion's wifi holds up during the next few days, I'll either upload build pics as the testbuild goes along, or I'll just post a gallery at the end.

    In the meantime, have some preview pics:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Parts printed, testbuilding now:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very interesting, be nice if you posted pictures of the actual units you are modeling. :)
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Sure!! Cute little fella:
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    main chassis done:
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks really cool!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    aaand done!!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Cool, I think you must be the first to model one of these. :)