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$16 Big Dog Kit

ercoerco Posts: 20,214

This toy version is $16, not quite Boston Dynamics level. Or get the Toro/Bull version for $14. Solar or battery power.


  • RaymanRayman Posts: 12,967

    I'm surprised it works with fixed knee joints. They are fixed right? I'd like to see a slow motion video from the side to see how this works...

  • ercoerco Posts: 20,214

    Yes, no knee joints. There are a million cheap toys that walk like that, hardly a precision walking mechanism. My business partner did a great 4-legged articulated walker for Mattel back in the day. And my OTHER business partner created Spydor, an amazingly efficient (long battery life) 6-legged walker. No knee articulation, tripod gait.

  • ercoerco Posts: 20,214

    This is an awesome articulated walker if you can find one for $20 or less shipped. Combines Strandbeest-linkage legs with noncircular gears for a quick return stroke. I can't find a video so I'll have to make one. Academy Walking Robot 4 Edu Kit #18145

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