Here is Instructables on how to build a walker with only one motor! This design is base
on the principal of B.E.A.M robotics! Building simple and elegant robot inspired by insect.
This robot was build back in 2000 and want to show you how to build it.
Beware this is a complex project!
This project incorporate two more instructables
How to modify a servo motors.
How to make the bicore circuit.
( I still did not learn with those truncated title :P )
Here are the 3 most important steps in this Instructables
step 1 - Read carefully!
step 2 - Read again before asking questions, check the comments!
step 3 - Did you read? if not goto step 1
PS- My instructables don't even contain a lot of text! Just pictures! :)
To be able to make this robot you need skills.
You will need to solder electronics components.
Gareth Branwyn once contacted me to make a article in his book about my one motor walker.
The chapter is online. This is worth reading in parallel while making the robot.
Solarbotics made your life easy by making custom bundle for you!
I don't think there is a big gear is in there. Be careful.
If you never build a robot and want to tackle the one motor walker, I suggest you try the beetle robot.
Don't forget to check my website to see my latest projects!
Step 1: How to build the one motor walker!
Items for the robot:
1 x Servo motor with servo horn
1 x Terminal block
1 x plastic gear ~2 inch
1 x plastic servo horn
1 x 2 feet of 8 to 10 gauge wire ( can use coat hanger wire or 10-gauge copper wire )
1 x short piece plastic tubing ( can use the isolation from the 8-10 gauge wire )
2 x AA or AAA battery holder
You could use the GM8 from solarbotics
don't forget this
Items for the BICORE"
2 x .22 ÂµF monolithic capacitors
1 x 100K to 10Mâ¦ resistor (we recommend 3.2Mâ¦)
1 x 74HCT240 integrated circuit (IC) 74AC240 will be better
1 x 20-pin DIP IC socket
1 x on/off toggle switch (smallest you can find)
the recommended tools for this project:
1 x safety glasses!!
1 x soldering iron
1 x glue gun
1 x wire strippers
1 x side cutter
1 x scissors, knife, x-acto, etc
I recommend you to take the time to read this entire instructable before starting. In every page I have added a lot of pictures, so don't forget to look.