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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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  1. Sam Sawyer says:

    This is amazing.

  2. Sam Sawyer says:

    This is amazing.

  3. Sam Sawyer says:

    This is amazing.

  4. Alex Franke says:

    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.