Fischertechnik? What's that?
Legos have bricks, K'NEX has blue and yellow connector rods, but what does fischertechnik have? In truth, it has way too many pieces to give names to! Fischertechnik is definately not as popular as legos or K'NEX, but I like it much better. It's very good for exercising building and construction skills. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia on fischertechnik
"Fischertechnik is a brand of construction toy. It was invented by Artur Fischer and is produced by fischertechnik GmbH in Waldachtal, Germany. Fans often refer to Fischertechnik as FT or ft. It is used in education for teaching about simple machines, as well as motorization and mechanisms. The company also offers computer interface technology which can be used to teach the theory of automation and robotics."
I will be calling fischertechnik FT as mentioned above.
Here's a video of it walking.
Step 1: Ingredients:
- Hot glue gun
- Razor blade
- Philips Screwdriver
- Drill with 7/32 drill bit
- Dremel with very tiny drill bit (a little bit smaller than the screws that come with the servo)
- 6 AA battery pack and alligator clip
- 8x micro servos and attachments
- 30+ jumper wires or pin headers.
- Arduino and power