First off, again, I concur with the name MaidCom
. I think it's a good one, for various reasons outlined already ITT.
The design is great, such as it is at this early stage.
-I'd stress the notion of explicitly allowing for modding the base kit, such as a specific set of Lady-bit Kits
). I would very strongly urge you not
to fundamentally include such things in the base design, but rather intentionally to allow for such mods to be added at Anon's discretion via the 'after market' realm.
-You already have a good understanding of the fundamental physics constraints we're all dealing with. Square-cube law
and all that. Having a 1 meter high robowaifu will bring along a plethora of (primarily social & legal) issues, but also brings a huge swath of engineering benefits as well. It's a reasonable place to start, but a full life-sized (145cm+) robowaifu should be the long term goal for the project IMO.
-I would suggest that the internal frame ideas sketch, while a great start so far, is just that; a great start so far
. Significant structural testing & redesign will be necessary as things progress, and so I'd commend you to plan for that (often drawn-out) process right here at the beginning. Scheduling time resources & whatnot. Pretty much the same for practically all the other systems involved.
-And on that note, while the Megumin character ref sheet stand-in is fine for now, I would suggest work on a custom one explicitly for the MaidCom
project be started immediately. As Gobi pointed out, the systems-engineering endeavor is a vital one to the success of a complex project such as this one. A basic, and fixed
, geometric plan-out is step one for that.
-While I greatly applaud your intent to keep the steppers & actuators counts low (by all appearances), it's going to be a tough row to hoe
. I'm sure you're well aware of this based on your named posts on the board. I'm right there with you though, and we must
find clever ways to reduce our component counts of all sorts, and particularly such massive ones as sizable steppers.
-On that note, batteries
. You're suggestion to place them low great increases the thrown-weight work her hips & knees must perform. I realize it's a delicate 'balancing act' see what I did there? :^)
keeping our robowaifus upright ATP, but once we achieve full bipedalism functionality, then the pelvic center-of-gravity
will the single best volume to locate as much mass as we can. For now though, if you don't intend MaidCom to lift her legs very far, then locating steppers & batteries there seems reasonable to me at this early stage.
Hope all that helps Kiwi! :^)
>For her controls, I was considering placing analog sticks where her nipples should be. Just feels natural.
Kek'd. We'll need a combo of both onboard, physical controls, and offboard, virtual ones.
P.S. Please remember that we can always go back in and edit the text of your OP. It doesn't have to be perfect yet. Cheers.