Cheap Quadruped Robot Made From Ruler 1


This is a cheap quadruped robot made from rulers by [RaffX]. It used an Arduino 328 clone but later replaced by a custom board and it is controlled remotely via a hacked cheap RC car controller. And it currently has 2 walking gaits.

Original post from http://letsmakerobots.com/node/32040?page=2

It has 12 9g servos which are very cheap, and the overall cost of this robot can be controlled under $50.

To have the robot move around on it’s own, you need a “brain” for it. The cheapest and easiest way to put a brain on your robot is to use a microcontroller.

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He tried to keep the height of the robot close to the ground so it’s easier to balance.

Below is the RF module taken from a cheap RC toy.

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Below is a custom board he made just for this robot.

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Parts Used:

  • Actuators / output devices: 8pcs 9g servos
  • Control method: RF remote / autonomous
  • Power source: 3.6V Li-Ion
  • Programming language: Arduino C
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One comment on “Cheap Quadruped Robot Made From Ruler

  1. Farhad Aug 2,2013 6:40 am

    hey ,your project is awesome can you please update its arduino code on this website.please
    would be really thanksful.

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