She goes for a walk and makes a friend...

A project log for Remote Control Land Strider

I got it in my head to build a Land Strider, pretty much just because I think they're neat.

douglas-millerDouglas Miller 03/20/2016 at 22:030 Comments

Well, took her to the Midwest Reprap Festival this weekend, all decked out in a shiny new outfit. It WAS a 3D printer event, after all, so I put a delta printer on top of her! Lol. Turned out it was a tab bit top heavy, but she sure looked good. Today was the last day of the festival, so I took the top off and we took her for a walk. Total walk time today: Over half an hour, and all on one battery. :) And nothing broke!

We had a crowd following us around, snapping pictures. All in all a real great time.. It was on the first walk that she met a new friend: Thanks for bringing R2D2 out to play! Well, played, my friend. Well played!

Anyway, she walks pretty fair, even though we managed to dump her on her face a few times. I'm well satisfied, both with the run she had and the reaction she got. People came from all around the fair when they heard she was out for a walk. Great time all the way around! I'm going to finish a Steampunk top for her, then straighten out the files (they are a mess, scattered over several hard drives here.) When I get that done I'll upload everything and anyone can have a good start on building their own.

I've deleted the parts list on here, because it's so out of date it's better to just start over with it.

It's not over yet, not by a long shot. After this one, how about a metal legged one, and then one we can ride? Because, well, you know. Why not??? :D