Let's Make Robots!

Walker 0

it walks

I know, not a very original name. It was that or "Simple junkbot for a boring, rainy Sunday afternoon", but I figured that was too long to type repeatedly.

This is my first scratch-built robot. I used a basic BEAM design for the mechanics, but since I don't have any 74* chips lying about I used an AVR (my impending "Pseuduino" project) to provide some brains. I also didn't have to gut my servos that way.

With a bit of new code, Walker0 is now capable of walking backwards, sort of. There is also a new button to switch between Off, Forward, and Backward.

While this has been a fairly entertaining little project I'm about to dismember Walker0 to get the parts back to build something else. As such I've ticked the "Complete" checkbox and consider this one finished. At least there's a video now to preserve its memory.

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Works very well... Good job!
i'd say it looks more like black lace table cloth. nice robot im building an arduino powered bot myself. i dont think i could ever make a decent walker.

Would be interesting to see it in action.

Good photoskills by the way. I'd say the crushed velvet makes your robot sexy ;)

I'll probably try to get some video of it tomorrow. I hope to fiddle with the code this evening so hopefully it will have some more capability by then.

Thanks! The crushed velvet is leftovers from The Boss's halloween costume (10 years ago). I now use it for almost every "product" photo I take. I don't have a lightbox or anything, it's just draped over the kitchen stove.

Nice vid! I still have yet to mess with servos.