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Jansen Walker: The story so far

Update Note: While I'm keeping this post for historical value, this post is not kept up to date with my Jansen Walker, look at the Jansen Walker project page for the latest details and plans.


Original Post:

If you’ve been following my posts lately I’ve been putting a bunch of my time into a robotics project that uses the Jansen mechanism for movement, if your not familiar look below for an animation.

I've spent quite a bit of time on the mechanical design on this robot, maybe more then was strictly necessary since I used this opportunity to learn SolidWorks, and since all the parts are laser cut, absolutely everything must be modeled.

The pictures you see here are from the assembly of the 2nd prototype and so far I'm pleased with how it’s turned out. I've successfully driven it around on my coffee table, but very little electrical work has been done on it yet other then a closed-loop test script.

I’m still planning to publishing the plans open-source style as soon as I’m happy with everything. there’s also the possibility of a kit in the works.

Videos and more details soon, so stay tuned.

Walker 1   Legs Top View Legs Side View   Walker Font View Arduino

Leg-Pair-1-AnimationRubber coated legs Servo and gear Legs Side Parts

Print | posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009 12:33 AM | Filed Under [ Original Posts DIY Tech Laser Photos Robotics ]

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