Instructables
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+

 
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Step 1: The Legs

Picture of The Legs
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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)
fooey2853 years ago
I have a big two speed motor. Is it possible to replace the motor you used with the one I have?
Sypran (author)  fooey2853 years ago
sorry for late response but I am unsure... if it fits... possibly
you have got to build a strandbeest walking thingy
J Moneyman5 years ago
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 Moneyman5 years ago
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
DrWeird1175 years ago
Is that...METAL GEAR??!!!!
Sypran (author)  DrWeird1175 years ago
No...Its METAL GEAR SOLID - is that your referenceing?
This is incredible you know...
freerunnin15 years ago
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
Trauts6 years ago
Dutch Dude = Theo Jansen?<br/>
Sypran (author)  Trauts6 years ago
yes...
Whaleman Sypran6 years ago
But can yours be self sufficient and wind-powered like Jansen's?
Sypran (author)  Whaleman6 years ago
hmmm idk i dont have materials to build a larger wood one...
Whaleman Sypran6 years ago
His are made of pipes...
Sypran (author)  Whaleman6 years ago
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 Sypran6 years ago
I'm pretty sure that the self-sufficient ones are made of pipes and store wind power in plastic bottles.
Sypran (author)  Whaleman6 years ago
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 Sypran6 years ago
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.
Poor Gerraffy, he just couldn't do it...
Sypran (author)  Oompa-Loompa6 years ago
do what?
Walk backwards on the carpet.
Awesome! Very well done. (nice Cat :-)
he is so cool
pls6 years ago
nice concept
Giraffee is so cool.
flames103916 years ago
what set do you own that comes with motors and controllers like that?
Sypran (author)  flames103916 years ago
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
ok thanks
Vynash6 years ago
I built and its awsome
Kiteman6 years ago
A video of it walking would be good!
Sypran (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
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 Sypran6 years ago
You should put it here then:


Whaleman6 years ago
Looks like a beefed up version of crestind's strandbeest, but cool none the less.
Looks pretty cool! I wish I had a lot of those bendy rods...
Vynash6 years ago
ill build right now