Good evening. Today I spent a little while in my Robotics Lab building a sort of walking robot. It’s not entirely complicated; especially the code, but it was fun to do. It basically works on the same principles that a steam engine train does. With a steam engine train, a back motor rotates and pushes an arm that is attached to the wheels backwards and forwards, creating a cyclical motion moving the train forwards. Mine however already has motors moving the wheels, but the arms attached to the wheels are what move the robot. They come into contact with the ground and move it forwards. It’s not an original idea as I’m sure you will have probably already seen this before (mostly to mention the original cut of Star Wars: A New Hope. The AT-ATs (the 4 legged ones) were just models with this concept being used to move the legs). I’m just posting it up because it was fun to do and was far more interesting to build than the standard Lego NXT car.
So here you are, a really bad video of it aswell as some pictures.