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I'll come clean, despite studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering (I don't think you could do just Electronic Engineering in those days) I never liked the Electrical bit. I'm not happy messing about with invisible stuff that can kill you. One mistake and puff - you're gone. I know from experience - I've made one mistake - and puff, I was the other side of the room and all the lights had gone out. Luckily still around to learn to be more careful.   Still, there comes a time when you ...
I was just doing some tidying up and came across a hand drawn schematic for an 8085 microcomputer that I must have design 30 or 40 years ago. I cannot say exactly when as I do not remember doing it! If it wasn't in my hand writing I would have said it wasn't me.     I don't really remember making this design although it is possible I made this when I first encountered wire-wrap as a method of making prototype boards. I have another diagram showing the chip placements but nothing tha ...
I have just finished my Introduction to Python Course put on by FutureLearn which was not too difficult and I think I might have learnt something. Now I want to try out a few things - I still do not know how to blink a LED in Python yet.   What I would like to do is to run Python programmes (scripts?) directly on an Arduino. I have looked on Google and so far I have not found anything that indicates it might be possible. I know that Python is interpreted but does anyone know if there is a ...
Recently I purchased and Blogged about a CuteHero walking robot which I had purchased to see if it's legs might be useful modules. ( CuteWalking Robot  ) As it seemed pretty good value (four micro servo motors plus lots of nice plastic leg parts) I decided to purchase another one. Looking at both of them and finding that they both responded simultaneously to the same remote controller module it occurred to me that it might be possible to connect them together to make a four legged robot, wi ...
I have now 3D printed the four shoulder mounts and leg parts (well, 3 legs anyway - somehow I forgot to print the fourth leg) and mounted them altogether. I had overlooked the problem that when the shoulder 3D parts are mounted on the opposite sides that they need to be mirror images rather than being exactly the same. Still, this didn't take long to fix in TinkerCAD as it has a mirror feature and then I just printed two mirror image shoulder parts. The legs do not need a mirror part as they are ...
I have been looking at simple walking robots for some time, gathering together examples and looking at how legs work and eventually I decided it was time to try and design my own. To start with I am attempting to design, build and programme a quadbot which is a sort of spider like four legged walking robot. There are plenty of kits available to purchase but I wanted to make my own and to try and produce my own design for it as well. I am sure that it will end up looking similar to others but I w ...
dubbie

CuteWalking Robot

Posted by dubbie Feb 5, 2020
I have an interest in all types of mobile robot and at the moment I am concentrating on all sorts of walking robots. I saw this Cute Hero walking robot at what seems a very reasonable price. I wasn't sure but it looked similar to the Penguin Bot Biped type of walking robot which costs about three times more. The Penguin bot uses four micro servos to achieve movement; two ankles and two hips. It was not possible to tell from the information provide on the Cute Hero walking robot if it used micro ...