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Posted February 10th, 2012 at 12:46 PM by dok

This guy was my roommate my sophomore year in college. His end of the room was basically a workshop, with all sorts of crazy inventions. I spent many days watching his various robotic walkers and snakes and vehicles work their way around the room, and/or getting pegged with his homemade crossbows and tape ball guns.

He's really put on earth to make stuff like this, and I'm so happy for him that he's managed to navigate the corporate world and actually get one of his ideas out there. This was never a sure thing, because although he's a mechanical genius and incredibly passionate about this stuff, he also might be the most stubborn person I've ever met. He has his own way of doing things and he's completely unwilling to compromise them.

You can read a short feature about him from last year's Wired Magazine here. It's about the 12-foot tall metal version of the spider walker that he built.

As an aside, he's also one of the best athletes I've ever met. He was a decathelete in college.
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Filthy the Clown's Avatar
I get the impression that he loves caffeine. Lots of it.

'The first video showed a toy-size prototype scurrying across the floor. The latest shows a towering monster.'

LOL; reminds me of the Judas Priest tune: Metal Gods.
Posted February 10th, 2012 at 06:36 PM by Filthy the Clown Filthy the Clown is offline
That thing is sooo freaking cool..but a bit loud..i want one :p
Posted February 10th, 2012 at 09:40 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
dok's Avatar
Jaimie is naturally caffeinated.

Here's the youtube vid from the toy company:
Posted February 11th, 2012 at 12:51 AM by dok dok is offline
I submitted a name...I hope i win :pray:
Posted February 11th, 2012 at 01:43 AM by Onacara Onacara is offline
chas's Avatar
I wannit! I wannit!

But seriously, its interesting how much ego you need in this world to get anything accomplished. And how people who don't do anything love to tear you down when you try.
Posted February 11th, 2012 at 10:33 AM by chas chas is offline
Shockma Ranyk's Avatar
That's boss.
Posted February 11th, 2012 at 06:25 PM by Shockma Ranyk Shockma Ranyk is offline
That toy actually looks really fun- I like how when it turns, only the 'head' of the spider moves and the legs just start walking in a different direction instead of rotating.

Edit: I see now that I am a bit (lot) late on this, but it still looks fun. Haha.
Posted May 15th, 2012 at 02:43 PM by ZAKOVANI ZAKOVANI is offline
dok's Avatar
They picked "Attacknids". Was that one of yours?

Here's an interview that Huffington Post did with him.
Posted August 11th, 2012 at 12:02 PM by dok dok is offline
dok's Avatar
The Attacknids are on sale now, although shipping to the USA is sort of nasty. Here's a review that's really positive.

Jaimie is also doing a kickstarter to create a kit version that you build yourself.
Posted July 15th, 2013 at 09:55 PM by dok dok is offline
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