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Easy to build and program walking robot. Powerful 32bit microcontroller, 7 servos, touchscreen display, and 3D printed parts

Tyler SpadgenskeTyler Spadgenske 08/02/2017 at 18:063 Comments

If you have ever wanted to build your own little humanoid robot, the time is now! I am crowdfunding a batch of TyroBots. Check him out on Kickstarter!

You have pretty much two options: 

TyroBot's brain is a controller board that hosts 7 servo motors, a rechargeable lithium ion battery, WiFi, a triple axis accelerometer, and 32 bit ATSAMD21 microprocessor. TyroBot is easy to control, whether that be right on the 2.8in touchscreen face, or with a simple arduino library.

Discussions

deʃhipu wrote 08/02/2017 at 19:26 point

Congratulations!

One remark about the walking gait in the video: if you straighten the foot *before* moving the leg forward, it will look less clumsy (and more like Charlie Chaplin, I guess) — I think that can improve the reception by the audience then.

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Tyler Spadgenske wrote 08/02/2017 at 19:27 point

good idea! that only requires moving two lines of code

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deʃhipu wrote 08/02/2017 at 19:29 point

Of course ideally you would do both at the same time, but that's harder to program.

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