Engineering Serious Robo-Critters with the openDog Project

Robotics Technology
Engineering Serious Robo-Critters with the openDog Project

Mad British robot enthusiast, James Bruton, is at it again. The man who brought you the Lego Skateboard, his take on the Star Wars BB-8, and a homemade Iron Man suit is now creating a Boston Dynamics-type robotic “dog” via an open source development project he’s dubbed, openDog. It’s always exciting to see these open and public-facing development projects where you can follow along, join in, and offer your own thoughts and design ideas as the project progresses.

James has done seven videos in the series to date. As is always the case with James’ projects and videos, you learn so much watching along as he figures out what he’s doing, overcomes obstacles, and works with the tools and materials for the project.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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