Shawn Pierce's Course Project
The Robot's Design
I have been calling my robot "The Manticore".
Researching possible robot designs, building with LEGOS™, and taking pictures.
The current robot consists of a body which makes use of two motors that will power two legs each. I am using a locomotive type of motion to allow the legs to walk. Early on I realized that I will have to stagger the rate at which each leg touches the ground, so that it will be able to walk in stead of stand in place and gyrate its body.
I am working on powering the motors using an older Lego system that predates the Mindstorm kits, but still uses the same connectors.
This week I am hoping to finish up the robot by making a few adjustments on the body, and then by adding its legs.
I also hope to begin assembling a CAD model as soon as the physical assembly is complete.
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Lego CAD information http://www.ldraw.com/