Introduction: Build a Mini-Walking Bot

Here's a simple project for sci-tech families. A Mini Walking Bot using a some ROBOTIX parts, PICXAXE microcontroller,and a Handy Cricket

Step 1: Building the Mini-Walking Bot. Here Are the Parts for Building the Bot

ROBOTIX parts for Mini Walking Robot (L) Elbow connectors, Wheel Foot(s), Arms (75mm), 2 Legged Walker, Drive Axle, and Low Speed Motor

Step 2: Attach the Drive Axle to the Low Speed Motor Shaft.

Attaching the Drive Axle to the Low Speed Motor

Step 3: Place the Low Speed Motor/Drive Axle on Top of the 2 Legged Walker

Attaching the Low Speed Motor/Drive Axle to the 2 Legged Walker

Step 4: Attach Elbow Connectors and Wheel Foots to (2) Arms

Building the Mini Walking Bot’s Back Legs

Step 5: Attach the Left Leg Part to the 2 Legged Walker

Attaching the left leg part to the 2 Legged Walker

Step 6: Attach the Right Leg Part to the 2 Legged Walker

Attaching the right leg part to the 2 Legged Walker

Step 7: Here’s the Final Assembled Mini-Walking Bot!

The completed Mini-Waking Bot!

Step 8: Build the Distributive Controller Using a PICAXE and a Handy Cricket


Step 9: The Mini-Waking Bot Distributive Controller (DC) Built Using a Radio Shack Electronics Learning Lab


Step 10: Attaching the DC to the Mini-Walking Bot Using the Power Cord


Comments

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agis68 (author)2009-01-30

Nice project but my eye focused in the control panel with the breadboard u have. WOW!!! Where u get this stuff? I want it!!! PLZ tell me some details about

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Robot Lover (author)agis682010-08-09

I also HAD one.

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littlepetry (author)agis682009-11-13

 radio shack. i have one too

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Mrdon219 (author)littlepetry2009-11-14

Its a nice system for breadboarding projects. Check out my Synapse-Wireless web page for additional breadboarding projects. http://www.family-science.net/Synapse_Wireless.htm

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Mrdon219 (author)2008-08-16

Thanks for the review science_geek1. Sorry for the lack of further detail instruction: first time using the website. MrDon219

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science_geek1 (author)2008-08-15

cool but explain better

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robotix (author)2007-12-21

Oooo ROBOTIX!

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Mrdon219 (author)2007-08-06

You can find a video of this project on my blog:<http://family-science.net/Blog.htm>

Enjoy!!

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andy60 (author)2007-07-26

i wanna see a vid : )

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Mrdon219 (author)andy602007-07-28

I'm working a small video clip that I will post on TeacherTube (like You Tube but for educators). I should have it available next week.

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joedacoolguy (author)2007-07-16

how are we ment to make the arms and such

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Mrdon219 (author)joedacoolguy2007-07-19

This project was designed to study the gaits of a table top walking bot. An arm can easily be added to this bot using additional parts from the ROBOTIX construction kits.

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joedacoolguy (author)Mrdon2192007-07-20

can you make it without the ROBOTIX parts oh i forgot to say that is pretty rad

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Mrdon219 (author)joedacoolguy2007-07-20

With the appropriate mechanical parts like gears and plastic fab pieces, its very possible to be such a walking bot from scratch. The ROBOTIX kit allows for quick prototying of bots.

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raygeeknyc (author)2007-07-14

Hey can you post a video of this in action? It looks to be great but a video is worth 36,000 words!

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Mrdon219 (author)2006-02-12

The Mini-Walking Bot is controlled using 2 small microcontroller devices: PICAXE microcontroller, and a Handy Cricket

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