Here’s a fun project to get a walking robot up and running as soon as possible. [via thefrankes]

The goal was to crawl on the cheap, and what’s cheaper than popsicle sticks and fishing line? Next we’ll wire up a 555 circuit so it can roam untethered, but until then, here’s how to make one of your own

Adam Flaherty

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.sawyer Sam Sawyer

    This is amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.sawyer Sam Sawyer

    This is amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.sawyer Sam Sawyer

    This is amazing.

  • Alex Franke

    Here’s an update that implements two 555 timer circuits (made to look like eyes) to control the motor. Now it’s untethered. Schematics and detailed photos included. http://www.thefrankes.com/wp/?p=2459