Build Your own Biped Robot

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BoB v1 Photo: k120189 @ LetsMakeRobots
BoB v1
Photo: k120189 @ LetsMakeRobots

When Kevin Biagini first posted his little 3D printed biped robot, BoB the BiPed on Let’s Make Robots, he didn’t realize he’d be launching a fad. His cute little robot proved popular, and he encouraged other members of Let’s Make Robots to make copies and adaptations. He also posted his design on Instructables, spreading the word even further. Bob won a 2nd place prize in Instructable’s 3D Printing Contest and 1st prize in their Pocket Sized Electronics Contest.

BoB the Biped uses four servos to walk, two per foot. Kevin designed BoB to be easy to make and inexpensive. He wants to give kids a chance to try their hands at robotics and 3D printing.

Here are a selection of BoB’s “family”, each made by someone else.

Kevin and BoB are coming to World Maker Faire in New York, so come out and see them for yourself. Can’t make it to Maker Faire? Follow the links to Let’s Make Robots or Instructables to build your own!

24 thoughts on “Build Your own Biped Robot

  1. SaluteCostruisci la tua Biped Robot | Salute says:

    […] BoB il bipede è un piccolo robot 3D stampata carino e vincitore di Instructables stampa 3D e tascabile concorsi Elettronica. BoB ha ispirato una serie di copie e gli adattamenti. Venite a vedere Bob al World Maker Faire di New York. […]

  2. robotul says:

    Reblogged this on robotul.

  3. rndm(mod) » Build Your own Biped Robot says:

    […] Read more on MAKE […]

  4. BoB the BiPed robot sensation | Bot Scene says:

    […] Note that this isn’t a ready-to-go kit; you have to supply (and figure out) your own microcontroller, servo controller, power supply, and so on.  But clearly it’s been inspirational enough to cause a number of BoB builds already, as you can see in the slideshow on this MAKE article. […]

  5. Four short links: 26 August 2013 - O'Reilly Radar says:

    […] Let’s Make Robots: BoB — instructions on building a bipedal robot. (via Makezine) […]

  6. Andrew Terranova says:

    Have you built a BoB? Post a link to your version in the comments!
    Here’s an updated BoB from JAX.

  7. KIDS TO MAKE ROBOTS OF ALL STYLES AND SIZES. | Sundial Centre Shipton Street says:

    […] Build Your own Biped Robot ( […]

  8. 3D Printing at World Maker Faire: Robots, Fashion and More! | MAKE says:

    […] cute walking robot was developed by Kevin Biagini of Let’s Make Robots. Check out his Instructable on how to […]

  9. 3D Printing at World Maker Faire: Robots, Fashion and More! - IT Clips says:

    […] cute walking robot was developed by Kevin Biagini of Let’s Make Robots. Check out his Instructable on how to make […]

  10. #3DxRobotics – Kevin Biagini’s BoB the BiPed #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3D « adafruit industries blog says:

    […] Kevin Biagini shared the cute, super-simple “BoB the BiPed” on Let’s Make Robots! a year ago, and then launched an Instructables tutorial to help others to give it a try — and BoB mania has been sweeping through the robotics/maker worlds ever since. […]

  11. Beware of Robots | MakerBridge says:

    […] Author’s Note: This post is written in jest. Robots are NOT out to get us! They’re pretty neat and you can even build your own. […]

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Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. Andrew is also an electronics and robotics enthusiast and has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children's Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Enrichment in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.

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