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I wrote a Picture instructable about my Wobbly MiniBiped robot recently, but I thought maybe someone will be interested in building one. So I decided to write step by step instructions. 

Wobbly is a 5 DOF (degrees of freedom) robot, that moves by skidding his feet on a hard surface. He also has a panning head with an infrared distance sensor to detect objects that may block it's path. He has 2 mini hobby servos for each leg, plus a micro servo for the head. It's brain is an Arduino compatible board designed especially for building robots, called the uBotino (micro-botino) controller. 

To build this robot, you need the following parts:

- one uBotino V3 kit , from RobotxDesigns.ca
- four mini servos , from HobbyKing.com
- one micro servo , from HobbyKing.com
- one Sharp IR senso r plus cable , from RobotShop.com
- a piece of 1/4" scrap plywood
- five 18mm (3/4")  plastic stand-offs and M3 bolts (or #4-40), from RobotShop.com
- two double AAA battery boxes
- some wires
- a few small screws , from HobbyKing.com
- some double sticky tape

You will also need a FTDI cable to program the controller. If you don't have one, you may get one that is compatible, from here .

Now start to build it!
 
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assadollahi15 days ago

hi, nice work! i'm studying differnt servo configs for bipeds right now, and you're in the four servo category. interestingly, your config is two servos in the same direction (as opposed to BoB which uses the hip servos to turn the bot). would be very interesting to see a video of your little friend walking and possibly even turning. any chance?

nice
vkotangale3 years ago
yes for sure
tinker2343 years ago
could i up scale it to a human size one
tinker2343 years ago
hey wow