ARB Mini (Anthropomorphic Robotic Biped)
(In the video,you can see ARB walking. Watch it, its pretty neat!)
This is ARB Mini, or Anthropomorphic Robotic Biped (mini). There have been umpteen "ARB" Models, but this has been the sole remaining survivor of the series. I hope to make a new series sometime next year.
So the specs:
-About 5 in tall
-Powered by two AA Batteries
-4 micro servos (only three are hooked up, and they are all modified servos)
It walks solo, but the radio controller has two joysticks that you must push as follows to make one step (then repeat):
Left - Up - Right - Down
Reapeat this and it walks perfectly.
ARM Mini is a remnant of ARB IT, a larger, independently controlled robot that could do everything from walk on its tip-toes to recover from a fall to even nplaying soccer.
ARB Mini was built in 2007, I was only 13. My first biped was a single-motor with a gearbox and 3 volts made when I was 12. It was just legs! It was funny. The last origional ARB was ARB 12.4.1. The prototype was called "HERB (Humanoid Electronic Robotic Biped)"
Yeah, so ARB Mini took a few days to build, but a biped in general took me years to built (I started trying in 2005). ARB has played soccer, but all alone! I want to build ARB XTREME soon, to play with the other one!
The aluminum thing on its chest is a cooling plate (heat sink) from a computer. The head is solder wire, and the wieghts in the feet are AA batteries glued into hollow aluminum bars.
Well, I hope you liked it, thanks for looking! Look for my next robot, (TPTS) M1. It is a mech about half my size that walks, and I can sit on it and it carries me... woo!
UPDATE: Soon, ARB XTREME will be out, my new mini-biped. Right after my TPTS is finished, I will build a hopefully autonomous versin of this bot.
UPDATE 2: Because ARB Mini is so outdated, I just replaced the batteries and remote controller. The old one was so worn out the "down" feature failed entirely.