Real life mechs!

Medieval fantasy mechs powered by steam, magic, or the labor of a thousand slaves.

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Real life mechs!

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Post by cssmythe3 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:39 pm

Here's some more interesting stuff:

http://bleex.me.berkeley.edu/extarmspics.htm
http://bleex.me.berkeley.edu/bleex.htm
http://bleex.me.berkeley.edu/hydextenderpics.htm

I met the guy who runs the lab. Scary Smart.

Yes, that's Alan Alda of MASH fame in some of those photos, some PBS "Nova" show.


Here's an interesting group:
http://www.mechaps.com/

Wow, that's really weird, the BLEEX guy was in the NYTimes two days after I typed this originally. The NYT has better graphics guys and made it look even cooler.
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Post by Reese » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:20 am

wow, combine all four of those together, and you've got...

not a dragon mech, a 'mech is controled by two hand opperated levers, one per mech leg

something like the mechs in the anime Escaflowne

(the pilots of those were swordsmen, and the mechs basically had a cockpit/harness in the chest for the pilot that translated pilot movement directly into mech movement)
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or how about....

Post by x1628 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:42 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4082301.stm

booya. consumer mech walkers anyone?

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Post by Mr. Author » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:48 am

In ten years, those things wil be covered in metal and stomping around warzones.
(insert witty phrase)

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