Theo Jansen Walker
April 30, 2013
I'm starting work on a Theo Jansen linkage walker. I'm keeping a copy of my project notes here
My prototype has a vulnerability with the knee collapsing toward the fixed center node. Has anybody else experienced this? Any suggestions? I have code for solving linkage geometry, plotting, and .scad models for prototype 3d-printed linkages.
Here is an animation of one side of my proposed 8-leg walker,
The site linked above has source code and cad drawings.
Here is the initial drawing I did, when I built a prototype in popsicle sticks: