Introduction: Sypran's Knex Walking Device

Picture of Sypran's Knex Walking Device
after a little bit of changes from the video it is finally done!

now you get to build it (horah for you)
now lets go! also ill be taking off the vid from my orangeboard and posting it here sooo also note my voice does not sound like this my moms camera has the worst mic in history of cameras from 2007+

Step 1: The Legs

Picture of The Legs

you will have to repeat this step 4 times for all 4 legs but two of the four legs are different the last picture shows this, it is just that all extensions are added to the other side

KEEP IN MIND- all... great what do you call them... orange yellow shaped pieces?... anyway any of that kind of piece can be replaced with a yellow connector, I just use them for I have many of them and you can't use them on something like the barrel of KILLERK's SRV1 (and many of my yellows are being used for a new project)

*notes about pictures*

picture 2:build two of these for each leg and save it for picture 4

picture 3:unless you want the device to have trouble bending its knees then add this

picture 5:Connect the bottom of leg (right) to top of leg (left) on the same side you added the red connector

picture 6: the grey 45 connector is only meant for carpet use ( means degree circle because I have no clue where it is someone tell me I will happily thank them)

picture 7/8: I suggest using a grey 45 where it was orange and the rest being grey 0 ones and snapping a green rod in the 45 one

picture 9: again the grey and black connectors can be almost anything small enough to fit in it.

picture 10:rebuild and for the other 2 legs put all the pieces added in pictures 6-9 on the other side (like a mirror image)

Step 2: The Body

Picture of The Body

time for the body of this beast. OK! u must build to the exact of the picture on the part that attaches into the motor! I have had trouble when I changed it and the legs would not move beyond a certain point

in picture 3 for the back of the beast do not add the grey connector.

rebuild everything and add to the other side but whit the wheel make it on the opposite side like this little type drawing
(I will edit if it cannot be seen correct)


Step 3: Putting It All Together

Picture of Putting It All Together

to connect it all together follow these steps

for back legs put pic 1
yet for front ones put pic 2 (uses white rod not green)

oh great for pic 3 4 and 5 I made a bad mistake you add the leg loops like ;back long, front long, back short, front short:

6 you add the connectors to the wheel and the end of the rod so the leg does not slip out

7 is one half of the head connect by using a green in the middle of the purple/silver connector and a blue one on the last bit of red (note my cat broke the bend piece...)

8 add this and connect the top bend piece to the top wile the bottom where ever you like to adjust head angle


fooey285 (author)2011-02-06

I have a big two speed motor. Is it possible to replace the motor you used with the one I have?

Sypran (author)fooey2852011-02-17

sorry for late response but I am unsure... if it fits... possibly

The Great Knex Warrior (author)2009-04-09

you have got to build a strandbeest walking thingy

J Moneyman (author)2009-03-13

u sound kinda dorky in the vid. but this is very kool. i like how u put "claws" on the... is it Girafee?... i think that's what u said... but anyway, keep up the kool work! ps- that must scare the living s**t out of ur cat!

Sypran (author)J Moneyman2009-03-13

lol - the dorkeyness is from using my moms camera, the things mic is the worst. and yes it does scare the cat, and thats what makes it fun =p

DrWeird117 (author)2009-01-31

Is that...METAL GEAR??!!!!

Sypran (author)DrWeird1172009-02-01

No...Its METAL GEAR SOLID - is that your referenceing?

I_am_Canadian (author)2009-01-03

This is incredible you know...

freerunnin1 (author)2009-01-02

you should try adding a secondary motor to the other side so that it can turn :) cos then u could merge the two controll boxes (taping them together) and you'd have one big controll box :P

Trauts (author)2008-08-10

Dutch Dude = Theo Jansen?<br/>

Sypran (author)Trauts2008-08-23


Whaleman (author)Sypran2008-09-26

But can yours be self sufficient and wind-powered like Jansen's?

Sypran (author)Whaleman2008-09-28

hmmm idk i dont have materials to build a larger wood one...

Whaleman (author)Sypran2008-09-28

His are made of pipes...

Sypran (author)Whaleman2008-09-29

all are!? that was unexpected... umm 2 things 1) still i dont have materials, 2) even that 3-4 ft tall one? i thought it was made of balsa wood or somthing due to how thin the legs are

Whaleman (author)Sypran2008-09-29

I'm pretty sure that the self-sufficient ones are made of pipes and store wind power in plastic bottles.

Sypran (author)Whaleman2008-10-01

hmmm maybe... i knew about the bottle things, but i think i saw then filled with sand (and other with air im guessing cause of the tubeing.) still very interesting

Whaleman (author)Sypran2008-10-01

Yeah, that's what you do when you've worked all your life accumulating wealth only to realize that you are physically unable to do the things you wanted to.

Oompa-Loompa (author)2008-08-06

Poor Gerraffy, he just couldn't do it...

Sypran (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-08-06

do what?

Oompa-Loompa (author)Sypran2008-08-06

Walk backwards on the carpet.

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-05-21

Awesome! Very well done. (nice Cat :-)

Knexpertkyle (author)2008-05-06

he is so cool

pls (author)2008-04-11

nice concept

Daniel662000 (author)2008-04-07

Giraffee is so cool.

flames10391 (author)2008-04-05

what set do you own that comes with motors and controllers like that?

Sypran (author)flames103912008-04-05

umm some cyber knex set, but you can easly use any motor that has a good batterys, i just used it because I was useing my other motors for other projects

flames10391 (author)Sypran2008-04-05

ok thanks

Vynash (author)2008-04-04

I built and its awsome

Kiteman (author)2008-04-02

A video of it walking would be good!

Sypran (author)Kiteman2008-04-02

i could not put one on the time i was makeing the instructable for some odd reason but i have one on my orange board

Kiteman (author)Sypran2008-04-03
You should put it here then:

Whaleman (author)2008-04-01

Looks like a beefed up version of crestind's strandbeest, but cool none the less.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-01

Looks pretty cool! I wish I had a lot of those bendy rods...

Vynash (author)2008-04-01

ill build right now

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