Sunday, September 23, 2012

Week TechVideo, 2012 #38 - NXT Tripod

This week, some MINDSTORMS creation for a change.

It is a cute walker (jumper) with 3 legs, designed and programmed by Daniele Benedettelli.

The Tripod was built by Daniele after he got inspiration on the alien invaders from the War of the Worlds movie. Its unique way of walking allows this monster to walk straight in three directions, and can turn within its footprints. This robot can be built with the NXT 2.0 retail set 8547, and it was initially meant to become a bonus model of this set.

Free detailed building instructions and NXC program, can be downloaded from Daniele's website.

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Keano said...

This simple construction has surprisingly good mobility, considering the fact that it is able turn by carefully coordinating how each leg moves. Very impressive.

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