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  1. This mod adds a PartModule that enable generic animations to move sub parts! Thus, it is a light-weight option for modders and players to use instead of the more advanced robotics mods out there. Even works for stock parts! When a part contains components that move (due to animations, gimballing or moving control surfaces), this part module can move any connected part in response. Thus, a part modder may add a moving boom, rotators, hinges etc without learning anything more than they already know from before. Parts are moved by using physical forces in the joints. This means that they will obey the laws of physics. Limitations & known issues #3 There is a caveat for physics-less parts - while they and any other physics-less sub-parts to them will move with the animation, any physics-enabled sub-parts will not. For example, a cubic strut connected to a hinge will move with it, but a tank connected to the cubic strut will not. Basic usage AnimatedAttachment will be automatically added to all parts containing a ModuleAnimateGeneric, ModuleGimbal or ModuleControlSurface. So there is no need to do anything else to your config. Players simply use the "Deploy" button or similar to run the animation and any connected sub-part will move with it. Advanced usage A player can adjust this in the VAB by enabling the stock feature "Advanced tweakables" in the settings and then right clicking the animated part, to set maximum force and spring strength. Part modders may potentially override the default settings in the part module, but this has not been tested much yet. Mods using AnimatedAttachments Rocket Emporium contains several parts that uses this part module Compatibility This mod has been tested for compatibility with * KJR * KIS/KAS License Released under CCA-NC-SA 4.0. Credit Thanks to @Rudolf Meier, @blowfish and others for answering many questions about quaternions and whatnot, and @HebaruSan for the awesome work with CKAN. Change log Download Download from CKAN or from github.
  2. MS-02 ZEPHYR - ENHANCED MOBILE SUIT Type: SPH Details Class: ship Part Count: 360 Pure Stock KSP: 1.12.1 Description After the successful prototype of KMS-01, further R&R results in a much slimmer, scaled down version with enhanced mobility and function. Zephyr is geared to handle within the Kerbol system. Multi rolled can be used for Construction, First Responder, Military application and the list goes on. Able to recover from falls and with smaller frame means it will be more stable than previous models. Since using new flag systems for body parts you can customize each aspect of the unit with your own colors. Included will be 3 camos and a multitude of different color packs. ( links will be in description or comment section) Interchangeable parts will allow you to customize and use the main frame as a stepping stone if you choose. (recommended different head styles to compliment or different hands (default grab units) Action groups have been designated to dedicated KAL9000 Robotics. All parts are fully stock with only using DLC for required usage. No need to download flags if you choose not to but HIGHLY recommended if you want the full look for the mobile suit. Ship Color will be the red / white variant of C7 design but please mix and match and use your imagination. (default flag colors are named, window3.png (white), windowtint.png (grey) Red.png (well for red) and Default flag C7 aerospace) Action Groups and Pilot Instructions Toggle SAS and set navigation to Radial Out Gear to toggle Antenna head and AG5 to toggle hidden antenna AG1 to Stand AG2 to Walk (Note: Default stable run speed is 1.6 speed at around 4.0 -5.5 m/s can increase to 1.4 and get 6 - 7 m/s but will fall more often) AG3 Sit and Stand animation (Note: can sit on objects and use this to start tilting forward. Once in position you can hit AG1 to stand up if you fall over. This is also needed to dock and undock kerbals in cockpit. AG4 Kneel ( used to conserve energy. Once in kneel position you can turn off SAS Further Notes When launching I recommend using Unlimited Energy (all mechs on ksp use a TON of energy you can use it without it does not take long to fully charge) (You can turn on unbreakable parts/crash damage if you would like but I usually run with this off. Make sure if you are falling or tripping over to fall either chest first or back. Main things that will explode are the navigation lights and arms if moving on hard drops.) The Root part to move the unit is the back radial docking port. Attach to docking. Use this to easily dock with other craft to transport this unit to other sites by flying transport aircraft or to take off planet. Will not fit in a standard MK3 Cargo unit will need to have a custom cargo bay. Other than that have fun! Download Links Flag Links https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcox4xl96y8rgfo/InterstellarKevs%20Custom%20Flags.zip?dl=0 or download individually https://www.dropbox.com/home/KSP/InterstellarKevs Custom Flags Craft Links https://kerbalx.com/InterstellarKev/MS-02-Zephyr https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2545517240
  3. Do you think there be robotic parts in KSP 2? Will they be added in the base game or in a DLC? I really hope they add robotic parts in KSP 2, so I can make cranes, excavators, and other equipment in KSP 2. If they do add it, I want them to be procedural, where I can make a hydraulic cylinder really long, really short, wide, or skinny. Also, telescopic crane booms similar looking to Liebherr's TELEMATIK system, and NON-FLOPPY ROTATION SERVOS, SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR TO CRANE SLEW RINGS. Also for VTOLs and similar things.
  4. Explore the Kerbal Universe like never before with Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground, the latest expansion pack for KSP. Breaking Ground is all about exploration, experimentation, and technological breakthroughs. Study mysterious Surface Features on all of the moons and planets of the Solar System. Set up a base and deploy experiments for the long-term study of celestial bodies, and test your creativity with brand new robotic parts. Breaking Ground will help you and the Kerbals reach new horizons, all in the name of Science! Robotic Parts Take your creativity to the next level! Brand new robotic parts, include hinges, rotors, pistons and rotational servos. These parts come with new control mechanics and let you create all sorts of inventive vehicles and crazy contraptions to aid the Kerbals in exploring their Universe! Surface Features Find interesting Surface Features, like mineral formations, meteors, craters, and some even more curious planetary features across the solar system. Study them and collect valuable scientific data with a brand-new Rover Arm! Deployed Science Bring equipment for experiments with you from Kerbin and deploy them on the surface of a celestial body to take measurements over time. Set up a science station and put your crew to work. From seismometers to weather stations, there are plenty of experiments for you to try out! Additionally, we’ve kept our promise that all players who purchased the game through April 2013 will receive the expansion for free. To redeem the game click here and follow the instructions. Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion is now available on Steam, the KSP Store, and will soon be available on GOG and other third party resellers. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new DLC so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. CLICK HERE for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion. Happy launchings!
  5. What it does Adds the ability to "slave" one robotic servo to another. When you change the master's target angle, it automatically adjusts the slave's angle accordingly. Automatically takes care of updating the slave's traverse speed and damping, too. Locking the master will lock all its slaves, too. Lock an entire limb with one click! Can slave as many servos as desired to one master. Can toggle a hinge's "slaved" status on/off, either in the editor or in flight scene. Super simple UI makes it a breeze to set up complicated robotic limb motions that are controlled from a single hinge. Easy to toggle hinges in and out of slave mode as needed. Simplifies working with the KAL-1000, too! Now you only need one track per master; the slaves take care of themselves. A picture's worth a thousand words: Download from github License: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 Source code [NOTE: Requires Breaking Ground expansion. It won't actually hurt anything if you install without Breaking Ground being installed... but it won't do anything for you, either.] Development status SlaveDriver is currently in pre-release status. It's functional and (I believe) reasonably "safe", both to run and to uninstall after use. It's fully playable, you can grab it now if you like. However, it still has some rough edges, known issues (see discussion below), and not-yet-implemented features, which is why I'm calling it WIP. Use at your own risk. How to install Unzip the contents of "GameData" to your GameData folder, same as with most mods. (Note, includes ModuleManager.) Why would anyone want this? The Breaking Ground expansion introduces a variety of robotic parts. These are great fun to play with, but I've found it tedious to set up multi-jointed robotic limbs, because every single joint has to be set up independently. This means a few things: It's very awkward and tedious to build and design a multi-jointed limb in the vehicle editor. Trying to get multiple joints coordinated properly requires doing a bunch of tedious math to correctly coordinate all the various traverse speeds, damping values, etc. with the angle ranges, and any time you touch any one of these, you have to do the math all over again. If you want to use the KAL-1000 to control a complex sequence, every single joint needs a separate control track, and keeping those synchronized is a nightmare-- not just to set up in the first place, but to maintain when you need to tweak things. Which you will. A lot. Because robotics requires a lot of tweaking. SlaveDriver does one very simple thing that I find highly useful, by allowing me to reduce the number of "degrees of freedom" of a collection of joints, thus greatly simplifying the build-and-control process. How do I use it? The UI is as simple as can be: When you place a hinge on your craft, SlaveDriver automatically analyzes its "parent part" hierarchy, from the hinge up to the vessel's root part. This is fully automatic, no action needed on your part. If it doesn't find any hinges along that path... it means that there isn't any potential "master" to use, so it decides it can't do anything and leaves the stock UI alone. (Note the right-click window at right, in the above image. That hinge is mounted to the root part, can't be a slave because there's no viable candidate for a master, so its UI looks standard.) If it does find anything, then it adds a "Slave to <part name>" button at the bottom, like this: By default, it doesn't change the behavior-- everything is "un-slaved" and behaves as normal by default. But if you want to put it into "slave mode", just click that button. When you do that, the UI for the part changes. Note the right-click menu for the "elbow" hinge in the above illustration, at top left. Several controls are now missing: you can't set the target angle, the traverse rate, the damping, or lock/unlock it. That's because as long as it's a slave, all of those are controlled automatically by its master. You can still see what the values are, though: it adds some display fields to show their values. The above example shows a robotic limb with six hinges in it: one at the "shoulder", two at the "elbow", and three fingers hinged at the "wrist". All of the lower five are slaved to the shoulder. Planned features and known issues This is still a work in progress. Here's the current status: Planned features The mod currently enables slave mode for all of Breaking Ground's hinges (two square hinges, three alligator hinges). It does not currently support rotational servos, though I plan to add that feature in an upcoming release. It does not support rotors, nor do I plan to (the feature doesn't really make sense for them). Pistons are not supported either. Uncertain whether I'll do those or not-- there are some interesting design issues to work out. I'll likely add an "invert" button to go with the slave button, i.e. slave is at min angle when master is at max, and vice versa. For now you can accomplish the same effect on a square hinge by just rotating the hinge 180 degrees about its axis, but that won't work for the alligators. Known issues The most important problem is a doozy: If you wiggle the hinges around a lot in the editor, then parts start to "drift" away from the hinges that they're attached to. This bug can be worked around if you're careful, but it's annoying as hell; this one bug is the thing that's stopping me from calling this a "release". If you see something that looks like this, that's what you're running up against. I believe this is a bug in KSP itself, not my mod. Sounds like it may be the same issue mentioned here. If I'm right that it's a KSP bug, then hopefully they'll fix this soon. Doesn't affect vessels in the flight scene; appears to be purely an issue with the editor. If you have a slave's UI window open when you toggle the "locked" status on the master, the the slave's UI window gets messed up. This is only cosmetic; if you close and re-open the slave's UI, the problem fixes itself. The display of the "locked" status on the slave's UI says "true" or "false" rather than "yes" and "no". Bug reports (other than the above-mentioned issues) and feature suggestions welcome! Hope folks have fun with this.
  6. We all use and love infernal robotics. It offers great possibilities and adds a very important part of space exploration to the game: robotics. But we all know that there are also limitations and problems with the project. The idea of this project is to solve all those problems and take it to a new level. Main points of the project: major parts of the code will be re-written, made more robust, more efficient and easier to understand correct handling of reversals of servos in the editor as well as in flight during undocking and redocking enabling collisions of parts connected with servos fixing the problem that parts move away from their original attachement points over time minor bugfixes in gui adding ik for robotic arms (maybe in an other project) ... One thing that will not work is backwards compatibility. The new version will offer almost the same functionality and almost the same interfaces. But it is already clear, that it cannot offer exactly the same. This is also why a parallel installation of the new version with the old one is planed. If you do have comments on this, ideas, things you think someone should look into, then please write it in this thread. The latest beta (almost rc) versions can be found here https://github.com/meirumeiru/InfernalRobotics/releases https://github.com/meirumeiru/InfernalRobotics (source code) It is recommended to use KJR Next with this mod. It is an improved version of original KJR and works correctly with the moving parts of Infernal Robotics and other mods. [WIP] Kerbal Joint Reinforcement - Next https://github.com/meirumeiru/Kerbal-Joint-Reinforcement/releases https://github.com/meirumeiru/Kerbal-Joint-Reinforcement (source code) the Infernal Robotics Sequencer can be found here https://github.com/meirumeiru/IR-Sequencer/releases https://github.com/meirumeiru/IR-Sequencer (source code) ... but there is also a new development going on for this mod! More info will follow... the Infernal Robotics Active Struts (a new project using the old models) can be found here https://github.com/meirumeiru/Active-Struts/releases https://github.com/meirumeiru/Active-Struts (source code) This project wouldn't have been possible without the support and help of @ZodiusInfuser Meiru
  7. [a part mod inspired by Luna, Venera, Insight, Sojourner, Curiosity, plus some convenience stuff] Introduction Hi there, space-traveler! Don't just stand there; come in, look around, try out our classic hot-pants - the originals, the best, famous around the solar system! And, welcome to... Aah, more interested in rocket parts, aye? Well, no matter, we got that too. As of now, our line-up consists of just two manufacturers of very essential cosmos equipment. Martin & The Probes The up-town start-up company Martin & The Probes was funded by the income gained from the chart-topping hipster band with the same name. They focus on neat stuff for your everyday probe needs. RB-1 Spherical Probe Container (1.25m non-atmospheric lander) This product has been called the flag ship of M&TP, at least by their commercial department! This very handy spherical container protects your important scientific equipment, that someone is paying for you to bring to some place despite every scientific opportunity there having been exhausted already! Crash tolerant, comes with internal batteries and is like totally round - you'd be crazy not to buy it! RB-2 Reentry sphere (1.875m atmospheric lander) Land your probes in style with this heat resistant thingamabob! Made from the finest plastic composites on the planet. Well, on a planet. RB-4 Space Container (3.75m space or lander fairing) This positively large deployable fairing is a great fit whenever you need to send way too much sensitive equipment to space. Comes with an extra bottle of spray paint! Thermal Fairing (3.75m top cover for heat shield) Land in style on distant planets using the latest in cone-based technology! AID-X1 (0.625m decoupler) Ever wanted to put a non-stackable item on both the top and bottom of your probe? Fret no more - the Advanced Interstage Decoupler is here you help you! AID-X2 (1.5m decoupler) The larger version of the interstage decoupler lets you stack even bigger non-stackable things together! Astro Composites International Here at ACI we believe space is 20% science and 80% fashion! We focus on structural rigid components for your spectacular rocketry moments! Lightweight Hex Platform (2.5m inner diameter - probe lander platform) Sometimes, building probes vertically doesn't really cut it - spruce things up with this amazing probe platform, which comes with integrated holes! Hex Struct (1.25m - structural building block) No-one is really sure what this is intended for, so we usually just store our designer wellies in it. The top can be removed, but only by our senior engineers. Review Download Download from CKAN (RocketEmporium) or grab it from here. Dependencies Some parts (the robotic ones) are fully dependent on AnimatedAttachment to do anything useful. Many more will benefit greatly from it being installed. It will allow you to attach solar panels on the probe containers, for example. Known issues * The view from the cameras doesn't contain all effects, like atmosphere. Compatibility No known issues with any 1.4.x version. Has not been tested with earlier versions. Change log License Published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License. Credits Thanks to @Atubara for the awesome artwork in the top =) Visit https://www.reddit.com/r/kerbalculture/ for more great fan-art!
  8. Tutorial covers the basics of the UI, how the timeline works, as well as examples & tips to make things far easier to work with. Breaking Ground - Robotics Tutorial on Youtube
  9. I am trying to dock vessels on the surface (any body), the purpose is to transfer fuel from ISRU mining/refining equipment to spacecraft. Rather than trying to make all my vessels have docking ports at exactly the same height and orientation, I'm trying to use the robotic parts to facilitate docking port alignment. The problem is that there is a bug when docking rovers on the surface using robotic parts. The bug usually results in the total destruction of one or both vessels. The bug was reported on the tracker here: https://bugs.kerbalspaceprogram.com/issues/23177 There have been a few threads discussing the issue, here's one of them: I am still struggling with this bug, and have not found a satisfactory way to dock vehicles on the surface. Using the 'Klaw' instead of docking ports doesn't help, the same ship destruction occurs. I am looking for suggestions to successfully dock vessels on the surface, I'm hoping someone has found a way to mitigate the surface docking bug. I realize there are several mods which would make surface refueling possible. I do not use mods, so that suggestion would not be helpful to me- although other players may find those suggestions helpful. Any suggestions for docking surface vessels (rovers, or rover to large ship) would be appreciated.
  10. Hello Kerbals! Apparently, sport makes you healthy and strong, increases your life expectancy and all that. Well, seeing as your life will probably end in a dubious construction before you die of old age, it probably won't be much use to you. Sport does seem fun: however, physical exertion is boring. Our R&D team has spent lots of time and a mediocre amount of effort in finding the solution - slap on some giant robot parts! For this challenge, you must build a contraption that gets a Kerbal from one end of the KSC airstrip to the other 0. The start is considered where the contraption spawns at launch, the end is the end of the airstrip. 1. You may use NO rockets for propulsion, as this is sports after all. Instead, you must use the Breaking Ground robotic parts (e.g. rotor, servo, hydraulic piston) to somehow get the contraption across. If you somehow manage to find a way without the Breaking Ground DLC, go ahead! 2. RCS can be used, but only for rotation and not as a means of propulsion. 3. The contraption must cross the finish line along with the Kerbal. 4. Propellers aren't allowed either, rotors are though. 5. Structural blocks and all other non-propulsion blocks are OK. 6. No motorised wheels. You can use non motorised ones, or custom (rotor) ones, but no powered stock wheels. 7. No mods please! 8. I don't care how you go cross the line as long as you comply with the above rules. Bouncer? Wheels? Exoskeleton? The only thing that doesn't count is making the construct so tall that you only need to fall towards the finish line to cross it, or gaining an advantage that way. Post your submissions below as a video with your supposed time next to it, I'm excited to see what you all make!
  11. Using the new robotics hinges, rotors and pistons released with Breaking Ground DLC, build a catapult, trebuchet, onager, ballista, mangonel or just an overly enthusiastic Ferris wheel to fling a Kerbal to the Island Airfield. Since I'm still tinkering with the parts and not 100% this is possible (UPDATE: @neistridlar has categorically proved that it is!) there will be 2 leaderboards: Distance - Furthest distance from the launch site reached by your intrepid Kerbal Time - If anyone actually managed to reach the Island Airfield, then the entries will be ranked by fastest time Rules: Stock KSP, Making History and Breaking Ground (or any subset of these ) Other informational, visual and audio mods that don't modify gameplay, including KER and MechJeb allowed No reaction engines - spin, flip or twist your way to victory instead! Decouplers are OK, but any thrust gained should be incidental. No physics exploits e.g. ladder drives or phantom collider force powered shenanigans However reaction wheels and/or stock bearings are fine, if you're crazy enough! Start from the KSC launchpad or runway Craft should be unpowered after it leaves the...erm...device. Gliding or personal parachutes to eke out extra range is fine. There will be a Rogues' Gallery category for folks who want to go their own way Check this out thread for inspiration: Distance: 33.6 km @neistridlar 32.1 km @neistridlar 16.3.km @neistridlar 6.9 km @neistridlar 1.0 km @Vanamonde 375m @SkunkTwerks Time to Airfield: 9:54 @neistridlar Applying an ingenious combination of pistons and leverage, was the first to catapult a glider all the way to the Island Airfield. ~~~Rogue's Gallery~~~ Folks who took the challenge in a different direction... @Tyr Anasazi Applying the time honored MOAR LEGS approach, kicked a capsule on a ballistic trajectory all the way to the Island Airfield in a speedy time of 2:17. Nice shuttlecock air brake design on the capsule ensured a smooth stable ride on the way over.
  12. I am in the process of making functional recreations of all the Thunderbirds and am currently working on Thunderbird 1. I have made a rough replica of the design that is able to do a vertical takeoff and turn horizontally. I had the idea of using robotics from the breaking ground dlc to make the extendable wings using hinges, however they don't seem to be stable. When going at highspeeds the wings just flail around making them useless, I am wondering if anyone has any idea on how to make extendable wings that work at high speeds
  13. So the problem i have right now is... i have my hinges and servos for the landing leg set to lock in custom action group 1 since unlocking them made my landing gears freak out and bounce my ship when landed. As you can see in the video, when i press action group 1, my parts starts moving especially the ones connected to my wing. In the video i kept pressing action group 1 in order to demonstrate this phenomenon. They just move around and stays there forever afterward. I have to launch the vessel again every time. The servos for my wing's rotation isn't set to my action group so they shouldn't interfere with me locking bottom robotics. Here is the link to my craft file. https://www.dropbox.com/s/oajcn7o6mzuwlwx/MY bubble test.craft?dl=0 I havent used any mods for this vehicle. I have enabled autostrut and rigid attachments pretty much everywhere except the robotic parts since they stopped working when i turned autostrut on. And is there a way to stop my centre core of ships rotating? I just want the engine and wing part to rotate while the centre part of the ship stays balanced. And how do i stop my wings from wobbling even tho i have enabled autostrut on? Thank u in advance. Edit- there is a canard attached to the tail which seems to move together in the video. I disabled all the control surface on them so that it doesn't move on its own. (Just wanted to let you know that it isn't caused by it) edit2) if anyone wants to download the vessel and check what’s causing it, here’s how to do it. 1-spawn the vessel. 2-Use kal1000 or rotate servos so that engine is pointed downwards.(where the tiny con is located is the intake) 3- takeoff and press 1.(action group1 to unlock robotic parts at the bottom for landing gear) 4-Press 3 to use robotics for landing gear. Retract the gear with g key. 5-use wing servos to control the thrust vector. then if u keep pressing 1 u will see there definitely is a problem.
  14. For the latest v02 Pre-release compatible with KSP 1.1.2 follow this link This project aims to provide players with a variety of robotic, structural, and utility parts to enhance their unmanned (or manned) space missions in KSP! All parts have a unified design, with a near-future look. What can you do with Infernal Robotics and the Model Rework? (Thanks to Darren9 for the trailer!) Imgur Album: http://imgur.com/a/Pq54J NOTE: This thread relates to the remodelling effort for Infernal Robotics. All issues, queries and suggestions concerning plugin functionality should be directed to the IR Release Thread The Model Rework & Expansion is divided into three packs, allowing players to choose the parts they have installed. All parts in the mod have been designed around the use of TweakScale, so although it's not required for them to function it's highly recommended to get the most out of them. Due to the special nature in which robotics contraptions must be built in KSP, each robotics part has yellow markers indicating the attachment node you should use to attach the part down. If you use the opposite one then parts will appear to float when you try and move them. [1.0] Core Pack v01b CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Last Updated: 28/04/2015) Download from KerbalStuff (dead, grab v02 at the top of the page) This pack contains a basic selection of robotic parts and accompanying structural parts in various sizes to give players a taste of what can be achieved with robotics. Pivotrons - Rotational parts that move between a lower and upper limit Rotatrons - Rotational parts that can continuously rotate or be limited on-the-fly Extendatrons - Translational parts that can be stacked to make pistons RoboTrusses - Octagonal structural parts to place in between robotics parts RoboTubes - Cylindrical structural parts to place in between robotics parts RoboDapters - Adapter parts between the various sizes of Trusses and Tubes Changelog: v01b - Fixed attachment node problems introduced by KSP 1.0 - Reduced part temperature tolerance to match that of stock parts - Updated the positions of parts in the new tech tree v01a - Added descriptions to all parts - Adjusted preset positions for rotational parts v01 - Merged parts from the old Robotic and Structural packs - Removed 90 Offset part and the two open Hinges (IR 0.20 makes them unnecessary) - Renamed Basic and Flat hinge identifiers - Reordered part folders based on the new packs - Integrated parts into the stock Tech-Tree - Added texture sharing between translational and rotational robotics parts - Updated tweakscale values to offer 80% and 125% scales above and below each of the major sizes - Added preset position values - Included license file [1.0] Expansion Pack v01b CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Last Updated: 28/04/2015) Download from KerbalStuff (dead, grab v02 at the top of the page) This pack contains specialist rotational robotics and structural parts to allow for more interesting craft designs than are possible with the Core Pack alone. Adaptrons - Limited rotational parts that have one large and one small attachment point Foldatrons - Limited rotational parts that are hollow in the middle, allowing for very compact folding creations Changelog: v01b - Fixed attachment node problems introduced by KSP 1.0 - Reduced part temperature tolerance to match that of stock parts - Updated the positions of parts in the new tech tree v01a - Added descriptions to all parts - Adjusted preset positions for rotational parts v01 - Merged parts from the old Athlete pack - Added Adaptrons, parts that different sized attachment points making them great for the base of robot arms - Added Offset Mini Foldatron, intended for use with the smallest Movatron from the Utilities Pack - Removed 180 Basic Foldatrons and updated 90 ones to have 180 range (IR 0.20 makes them unnecessary) - Renamed Extended foldatron identifiers - Reordered part folders based on the new packs - Integrated parts into the stock Tech-Tree - Added texture sharing between foldatron parts - Updated tweakscale values to offer 80% and 125% scales above and below each of the major sizes - Added preset position values - Included license file [0.90] Utility Pack v01a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Last Updated: 16/04/2015) Download from KerbalStuff (dead, grab v02 at the top of the page) Note: This pack has yet to be updated to KSP 1.0 due to additional dependencies needing updating. As such RoboStruts and the Utilitron Sampler will not work. Movatrons should be unaffected. This pack contains a number of non-robotic parts to offer more interesting gameplay when using robotics parts from the other packs. Note that this pack includes ActiveStruts (Source) and TweakableStaging, and requires Kerbal Attachment System to unlock some recommended features. TweakableStaging is used for the RoboStrut parts to allow them to be added and removed from the staging area, so can be deleted if you do not wish to use this functionality. RoboStruts - A stock strut that integrates a decoupler, allowing for robotic payloads to be held in place during launch, and an ActiveStrut variant allowing strut creation in-flight without a kerbal Movatrons - Wheels of various sizes with integrated Rotatrons, allowing for rovers to move in any direction (Coming Soon) Mecatrons - Rotatrons with a number of wheels around the outside. When 4 or more are used together they allow for omni-directional motion! Utilitrons - A set of parts to use on the end of robotic arms or legs. Specifically there is a Landing Foot, KAS Magnet, KAS Grappling Hook, and a brand new Unmanned Surface Sampler, allowing rovers to take the same samples that kerbals do! Changelog: v01a - Added descriptions to all parts - Adjusted preset positions for rotational parts - Reduced size of bounding box, increased damage tolerance, and tweaked torque curve of Hauler Movatron v01 - Merged parts from the old Utilities and Struts packs - Added Utilitron Landing Foot, a deployable part that can be used to support structures or walking contraptions - Added Utilitron Grasper, a KAS grappling hook allowing craft to be made that can grap onto surfaces or other craft like this - Added Utilitron Sampler, a science part that allows for surface samples to be taken without the need of a Kerbal. To use it the part must be made to touch the surface a sample is to be taken from (including asteroids), making small robot arms useful - Added Movatrons, a set of four wheel parts with integrated rotational joints allowing for the direction a rover travels to be changed on the fly. - Added custom model for ActiveStruts to fit in with the rework theme - Renamed Utilitron Grabber identifier - Reordered part folders based on the new packs - Integrated parts into the stock Tech-Tree - Added texture sharing between foldatron parts - Updated tweakscale values to offer 80% and 125% scales above and below each of the major sizes - Added preset position values - Included license file Known / Common Problems Parts just fall through the floor! This is a known issue with the collision of the parts, that was introduced with the release of KSP 1.0. This is being fixed but will take a fair amount of time. If you are only seeing the structural parts of this pack, make sure you're running the latest version of Infernal Robotics. All robotics parts now appear under a new Robotic Parts category (below science) that the plugin adds. If you have got the latest version and still cannot see the parts, please post your issue over in the plugin thread: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/116064 If your parts look like this image (or the same pattern but glowing yellow) it means that texture replacement isn't working. To correct this shut down the game and delete PartDatabase.cfg in the KSP root directory. All my parts appear black! This is caused by the Active Texture Management mod, which is having a few issues with KSP 1.0.x. The devs are aware of the issue and will hopefully come back with a fix soon. In the meantime this has been suggested as a possible solution: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/65365-WIP-MSI-s-Infernal-Robotics-Model-Rework-%28Updated-28-04-2015%29?p=1902110&viewfull=1#post1902110. If that does not work then pester the ATM devs over in their release thread to get it sorted: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/59005-1-0-Release-5-0-April-28-2015-Active-Texture-Management-Save-RAM! Bug Reporting Any bugs specific to the Rework parts (that are not plugin related) can be reported in this thread or on the projects Github page: https://github.com/MagicSmokeIndustries/IR_ModelRework/issues Github can also be used for making part requests, but if you do I ask that you provide a reasoned description with concept art / reference material of the part you'd like to see added. Note that adding a request gives me no obligation to create it (I'm doing this mod as a hobby in my spare time after all), but it does mean I'm more likely to consider the idea or revisit it at a later stage in the mods development. Future Plans Here is a list of stuff that I plan to work on over the coming year. This is by no means complete, and it's certainly not in any sort of priority order: Add gantry styled translational parts Include a wider range of structural parts Some kind of docking port model based on my own IRL research Finish implementing mecanum wheels (see a dev preview here: https://youtu.be/VYw_FG9Xej8) Include a number of robotics themed propeller parts for making quadcopters Add larger robotics parts for use on stations or other large craft Add parts for creating folding wings, or anything that's long and thin and needs to fold (e.g a vehicle ramp) Update the current placeholder textures to have more detail but retain the current style Acknowledgements I'd like to offer a big thank you to the following people, who without their help the mod wouldn't be where it is today: Sirkut - For letting me pursue my crazy ideas for robotics parts and allowing me to start this mod under the Infernal Robotics name Porkjet - For texturing the current selection of structural parts Ziw - For his efforts in advancing the Infernal Robotics mod, and its Sequencer Marce - For taking on my challenge of updating the DockingStruts mod into what it has become today (ActiveStruts) Lo-Fi - For the help and support in bringing normal and mecanum wheels to this mod DMagic - For developing the plugin for the surface sampler part Riocrokite - For helping me come up with the new branding for Infernal Robotics and Darren9 - For https://youtu.be/EwmFCvMZ0sI, and being patient with me through the 3 months it took to make the Model Rework trailer Thanks and Enjoy! -Zodius
  15. Description Gecko KEMU Pure Stock + Breaking Grounds DLC Texture mods are Restock and Textures Unlimited Make sure to turn on SAS and enable Radial Out Press 1 to start walking (on repeat) Press 2 to jump or to crouch (on repeat) (jumping only available on low gravity planets) Press 3 stop all Reaction Wheels Press 4 Toggle Solar Panels I, K toggle Tail with Clamp J, L toggle Radar Arm A stock aircraft called Gecko KEMU. Built with 210 of the finest parts, its root part is probeStackSmall. Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.9.1. Details Type: SPH Class: rover Part Count: 210 Pure Stock KSP: 1.9.1 Highly Recommend Turn on Infinite Energy. Does have enough to travel a few hundred meters before needing a charge. Downloads: https://kerbalx.com/InterstellarKev/Gecko-KEMU https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2107158480
  16. KSP 1.9.1 64x, fresh install, no mods I have 2 different Rotation Servo f-12's that are mirrored with wings at the end, I'm trying to get them to fold out to give lift to my craft. In the VAB when I put them at their max angle they deploy fine, but when I launch the craft and try to deploy the wings only 1 side works. Removing 1 side from symmetry does nothing, even if I invert the angle value still nothing happens. Autostrut is not on(although this never affects anything) Inverting the direction of the servo causing the part that doesn't move to jerk to 1 direction, then it returns to the centerline. Link to video showing what happens: https://youtu.be/kxdKusQWITs Output_log.txt: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gPgQ38dIR7sEKy79BDhLioxJut4qX9cF/view?usp=sharing
  17. Hello, first time posting here I'd like to know if it's possible to change the direction of a motor in flight with the controller. I noticed in the KAL-1000 controller there's an option to "toggle motor direction" but I don't know how to use it. I included an image below: https://imgur.com/a/GigkXF0 I've tested it in flight and it doesn't change the motor direction when I play the rail. Any ideas?
  18. https://youtu.be/p26juO88sdw Image Gallery Kerbal X: https://kerbalx.com/InterstellarKev/Mastiff-Multirole-Transport-Rover Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2019855149 Control Cargo: K and I Keys Lower and Raise Control Doors.: L and J keys Open Close
  19. Description Welcome to the next generation of the planetary lander, the Shiva series. Capable of 3,200+ Detla-V Comes with 7 Nerv engines and 4 spark engines. Able to carry medium and light loads for transport. (small and medium dock ports) Seats 4. Ability to extract ore and convert to fuel. 2 ways to land upright or glide down for touch down using air brakes and gear wheels. Take her to the stars today! KerbalX: https://kerbalx.com/InterstellarKev/Shiva-ISteam: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1946814803
  20. I have encountered a possible bug/issue with robotics and a lack of power when one of my base modules in physics range (mun base) runs out of power. Every piece of robotics goes into slowmo when adjusting traverse rates and/or target angles -- by which I mean the animation is very, very slow and jerky - and the game misses some of the animation(s). The game sort of slows down - although that might just have been my PC and not the game. I resolved the issue by moving a few of the modules (those that have wheels due to a contract) to an orientation where they were able to get direct sunlight, but I thought I should warn others of a possible problem that they might encounter.
  21. Don't let this overwhelming power go to your head with the Kerbal Mobile Suit. Only trained Pilots allowed. Auto Pilot Available How to pilot: Press T (SAS) and use Radial to stay upright. Press 1 To Engage Walk Type (S, A, D) to maintain stability when needed. (warning q and e are reverse personal preference) Kerbal X: https://kerbalx.com/InterstellarKev/Kerbal-Suit-Mk-ISteam: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1990404251
  22. KSP: 1.8.1 Windows 64bit Problem: Hinge leads to pinwheeling, see linked video. Mods installed: Both DLC and below. All the mods are current according to CKAN 1.26.6. Those marked are pre-1.8.0: AutomatedScienceSampler Chatterer ChattererExtended ClickThroughBlocker CommunityDeltaVMaps DistantObject DistantObject-default DockingPortAlignmentIndicator EasyVesselSwitch EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements KerbalAlarmClock KerbalEngineerRedux KerboKatzUtilities ModuleManager NavballDockAlignIndCE PlanetShine PlanetShine-Config-Default RealTimeClock2 Scatterer Scatterer-config ScienceRelay StageRecovery StockVisualEnhancements SVE-MediumResolution SVE-Sunflare TacFuelBalancer TextureReplacer Toolbar ToolbarController Trajectories TransferWindowPlanner PRE-1.8.0 TriggerAu-Flags unBlur PRE-1.8.0 UNDOCKINATOR PRE-1.8.0 VaporVent WaypointManager xScienceContinued Reproduction steps: I have a station en route to Minmus. The station uses 2 of the hinges to deploy solar panels. Launched, extended and performed trans burn no problem. Switched to Space Center and a few Kerbal days later switched back. The result is here, sort of amusing (10 second video, about 14MB). Anyone seen this before and short of redesigning without the hinge, how can i fix it? My mod list is above in case one of these is the issue (I sort of doubt it.). Note that in the same game save I have a hinge in a shuttle as part of a grabber arm and it works fine. Update: Reduced mods to just these two, as they have parts on some of my craft. KerbalEngineerRedux (1.1.7.1) VaporVent (1.1.10) Switched to station and still pinwheeling. Homer
  23. I was wondering - is there a way to make this kind of contraption work? I would like to have a hinged telescopic arm support another hinged part so it can handle higher torque.
  24. Memory Mapped Files The closest example to this technique is kRPC, which I experimented with about a year ago when developing my F-22 drone racer. I discovered there was a significant delay between the server and client however. I was drawing a Vector3 representation every frame at my vessels position, which would fall further and further behind the craft as it's velocity increased. I have used Unity's uNet client and local server and have not experienced this lag before, which has me stumped on the cause. I would be interested to chat with someone who knows more about this mod, or anyone who has also experienced this. Because of the lag I was experiencing with kRPC, I decided to build my own "bridge" using Memory Mapped Files. These allow multiple processes to share memory space, which can be used to store several different types of data structures. While these are easily the fastest way to send data, there is one major complication for this project. Mmap files are only supported in .net 4+, while KSP targets 3.5. My solution to this is to start a custom process at launch, which handles the memory map "bridge", then I send/receive values via the process's i/o stream. This allows me to send hundreds of values back and forth each frame, at 50+ ksp fps, which is perfect for the time being. My next goal however is to send much larger data structures over the bridge. I really want to get camera feeds from KSP into Unity, so that I can begin implementing VR control into my mods. I have successfully sent a Texture 2D byte array from a camera across the bridge on a frame-by-frame basis, but the problem is when I need to incorporate the process i/o. Converting the array to a string every frame gives less then 2fps in Unity. The solution to this is to get mMap files working in .net 3.5. I tried many different ways before settling on the additional process, with no luck. I do have a potential solution however, but could use some input from any .net guru's out there. Inverse Kinematics The IK code is all custom, but it's pretty amature. I rely on SOHCAHTOA and the law of cosines for everything. Unity gives me a lot of cheats that aren't available in real time. Vector3.distance for example easily gives me the distance between two points. It all works though, and I plan to expand it out to more joints. The neck arm also allows rotational target matching. PID Controller Servos Each servo has it's own tunable PID loop which uses the error between the actual and IK servo angles as its process controller. This output sets the speed of the servo on a frame-by-frame basis. I only have a basic knowledge of PID tuning, so if anyone out there would like to share some advice it would be greatly appreciated. Gait Sequencing & Steering Right now the only gait sequence that exists is walking at a set speed. Steering is the last thing I still need to do. I wrote some simple stride length adjustment code, which allows setting the desired stride length for both the right and left legs at the beginning of each stride. The actual steering is adjusted by a PID loop which decreases one side's stride length by a percentage of its default length. So my stride length is 2 meters, and the steering PID can shorten that by up to 5%. Terrain Mapping & Active BalanceThe hexapod now has full terrain mapping and navigation capabilities. Instead of using the vessel height to position the ground and foot targets, each foot target is now placed on the ground directly beneath it.Each hip target is now set according to the ground position of it't foot. There are two ways of setting the hip targets. Right now the hip targets are set at the average height of all the foot ground positions plus the target height. I've realized since recording the video it would be best to just set the hip targets so that the vessel is always the target height above the ground. Or some combination of the two. The first method helps going up hill, while the second is preferable for down hill. Also setting the hip height half way between the highest (foot ground + target height) and the lowest would be the way to insure each foot has the best chance of hitting it's target when going over extremely rugged terrain.The vessel also knows if it is traversing up a hill, is level, or traversing down a hill, and sets the color of the ground accordingly. Right now nothing changes according to that, but eventually the gait will respond to the different slopes. I tried taking it out to the mountains but I still need to find a way to orient the gyroscope to a level surface, even when the launch point is not level. The triangle begin drawn on the ground represents the leg group that is actually moving the hexapod forward. VR Implimentation As soon as I can get the camera feed from KSP to display to a render texture in Unity, I will be able to start moving forward with VR implementations. I have several things that will be pretty easy to accomplish right off the bat. I will be able to have the robotic head match the rotation of the HMD head, and display the camera feed to a HUD. I will also be able to control the arms of the mech using touch controllers. I have some thoughts on getting VR to work natively in KSP as well. This has been done before, with mixed results. I'd like to see if I could do better. Collaboration and Testing Let me know if you'd like to contribute in any way. If you'd like to help and know any Unity/C# that would be great, but I could use help with tuning and design as well. There are a lot of variables that need to be tweaked, as well as design changes to the mechs themselves. Let me know if you have any interest in helping and I can probably find something for you to do. There is also the potential for a real life counterpart. This is something I would definitely need help with, as my hardware skills are almost non-existant. I am planing on buying a frame in the near future, and would love to have some help implementing my Unity controller in the real world. If this interests you, there is lots of info already on this thread page. TODO Veering while walking Turning in place Terrain Mapping Traversing slopes Quadrapod/Bipedal Mech Jumping/Extended flight Thanks for checking it out, lots more to come.
  25. One of the things I want as a difficulty option is for the robotic parts to not wobble, or maybe have a slider that controls how strong the joints are, and have locking joints eliminate all wobble. I've got 2 craft that suffer particularly from this problem: a GLaDOS replica, a little robotic rover with a little head and a mech with a rather primitive run cycle. GLaDOS and the rover sometimes end up headbutting the terrain if I drive them too fast and the mech can't support itself and ends up doing the splits on the floor. I've never used infernal robotics, but from the stability of some of the craft built using it, it appears people have a better time controlling craft that use the IR joints, while craft that use the official joints are floppier. What do you think?
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