Home Made Walking Machine

Ever heard of Theo Jansen? He is a Dutch artist famous for his Strandbeest, walking machines that are powered by wind. You should watch some of his creations, they are an ample source of inspiration for mechanical engineers, I often wonder why I didn’t even think of those.

Robots are nothing new for us. Scientists are working for years on making humanoid robots and are successful to a great extent. But how many of us have thought of four legged animal robots? Those people at Boston Dynamics did, and they make amazing robots now for the US military.

If you need a reason to make such a walking machine for your mechanical engineering project just check Theo Jansen or Boston Dynamics on youtube and watch a couple of their videos, you will be itching to make one like those.

But how do you make such a walking machine? The robots made by robotic companies are too hitech and are more dependent on their electronic sensors and programs than on mechanical components. For a mechanical engineering student a hitech robot is not viable.

But what if I say we can make a walking robot without using any sensors or programs, one that can be powered by a drilling machine? impossible? Check the video below.

The design of the legs are inspired from Theo Jensen’s works. The machine here is entirely made of wood. But we are lesser carpenters and so it is probably not a good idea to use wood, let’s stick to metal. We can use the same mechanism but use MS flats instead. Do try not to simplify the cow leg shape of the mechanism, put your machining skills into use, I know from my practical experiences that scoring marks for a final year project is not just about the machine’s working but also its looks.

Using MS flats will definitely increase the weight of the leg mechanism and you may need more power to drive the machine. If the power from the drill is not enough do use a low power motor instead.

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11 thoughts on “Home Made Walking Machine”

  1. sanju Reply
    November 28, 2017

    Nice project can u share some more details regarding this project to my email…

  2. pradeepreddy Reply
    October 13, 2017

    i am final year student so plz can u help me for the projrct

  3. harish Reply
    June 22, 2017

    can you plz send the whole details about to make the project

  4. YASH MEHRA Reply
    October 8, 2016

    Is there available any design for Mechanism?

  5. Arun Reply
    September 23, 2016

    please give me advice make a robotics

  6. Arun Reply
    September 23, 2016

    please give me advice for make a robot

  7. Dhananjay Reply
    August 23, 2016

    Please give me atleast 4 to 5 advantages as an engg. Project

  8. Amit Reply
    July 9, 2016

    It’s awesome

  9. Er. Vasu Kalariya Reply
    June 28, 2016

    #very helpful .. #thanks

  10. vaibhavjadhav. Reply
    January 7, 2016

    very helpful .. thanks buddy.

  11. kathirmani Reply
    December 30, 2015

    its awesome

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