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Knex Walker Contest Answered

Greetings fellow knex builders! Its time to announce this months contest!!!!!!

This months contest is to build the largest walker out of knex possible!

The prizes are 5* on all your instructables, a sub, and a patch or 2!
So what are you wating for? Start building your walker today!

Judges are kNeXFreek and I.

Rules, the walker must have a video, accurate measurement, proof of measurement, pictures, support its own weight, walk by it self, and not slip or jam.

GET BUILDING! 

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floris2burn

8 years ago

I wonder when the winner will be announced...

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ftking_83702

8 years ago

Saw the challenge, and Justin jumped on board! Built and programmed this awesome K'NEX walker! Enjoy.


Entry: 

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c58QrNiuhQg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQFDPwGcc0E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5oCd_sJUEM

Richard

kwalker-a.jpgkwalker-b.jpgkwalker-c.jpgkwalker-d.jpgkwalker-e.jpg
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ftking_83702ftking_83702

Reply 8 years ago

Another video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn7DEOiGhmM

Thought to share. -R

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sprout_less

8 years ago

 I'm in, can I just make an ible for it or do I need a video.

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sprout_lesssmattman22

Reply 8 years ago

 ok, thanks. I have a video of it walking but not of anything else.

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sprout_lesssmattman22

Reply 8 years ago

 Yup here is my entry  instructables.com/id/2M-knex-Walker/

the video is the last step and the dimensions are in the introduction

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lemonie

8 years ago

You should see a box like this, if you drag the mouse over the text you want to modify, like this - then press the right button it should work

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JayefuuJayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

He's right.... it's not working for me either. Firefox version 3.5.7 on XP w/ SP3

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JayefuuJayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Odd.... the source code shows the strong tags around it, it SHOULD appear bold...

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floris2burn

8 years ago

After a lot of doubleposts, I finally finished my k'nex walker.

It runs on one net motor and still has some power left to hold more weight. But I don't have time to make it eny "larger" in size (with empty space).

Here are 2 picktures showing length and width (it's height is 50cm, and so are the other measurements)
I'll try uploading a video this evening.

http://www.knexforum.com/members/floris2burn/albums/general/596-knex-walker-measuring-length.jpg

http://www.knexforum.com/members/floris2burn/albums/general/597-knex-walker-measuring-width.jpg

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sprout_less

8 years ago

 Here is another walker that could win it is mine here is the link to watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJE5pdeSiBM 

hope you enjoy

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floris2burn

8 years ago

I have a rig without motor atm, but the rods and connectors can't hold the torque needed to move the feet. It's a great mechanism though..

I think i tried to build the mechanism too "strong" making it way to heavy...

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floris2burnfloris2burn

Reply 8 years ago

I made a completely different rig now, and it works!
I just need to make the case bigger and better.

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floris2burn

8 years ago

So this contest ends at january 31? (it's posted in the middle of january, so not realy a "month" of time)

I like big, gonna sort out cyclo's pieces and start building!

Can you enter another if someone got taller then yours?

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smattman22floris2burn

Reply 8 years ago

1. yes it lasts until the 31.

2. Awsome!

3. yes you can enter another.

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floris2burnsmattman22

Reply 8 years ago

Here's some more questions: (just to be sure)

Does the feet have to be large/ normal in proportion with the rest of the "body"
or can the "robot" have realy small feet to move, whilst it's body is realy big, (tall)

sorry, i'm not sure about a lot of things XD

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floris2burnsmattman22

Reply 8 years ago

I never built a walking robot though. Gonna be a pain to find out a good working mechanism.
I've already seen great stuff on the internet and youtube. but most of them aren't good to build a big structure with..

btw, in "largest" do you mean tallest?

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lemonie

8 years ago

I'm using Firefox 3.0.17, works for me. Is your Java up to date?

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lemonie

8 years ago

What are you referring to?

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