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$16 Big Dog Kit

ercoerco Posts: 20,160

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

https://usa.banggood.com/Steam-Solar-Electric-Smart-Robot-Dog-Robot-Cow-Childrens-Educational-Assembling-Technology-Toys-p-1899927.html

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  • RaymanRayman Posts: 12,652

    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: 20,160

    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: 20,160

    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 https://www.ebay.com/itm/233661108650

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