MadArno's LEGO Biped
So, you want Biped? Boy, does this builder got biped! "Asimo - 22 motors - 16 rotation sensors - 4 touch sensors - 2 light sensors" Sounds great and looks fantastic. No more words are available. This is a very painful teaser. Seems to be pre-NXT but...WOW! Sorry, I'll try to dig up more information on this robot. Until I do...See it here in it's full glory! -Chris-
-UPDATE- More pictures - Here!
Having worked pretty extensively with various CAD and image rendering software over the years...I can say this does appear to be an actual element build photograph. Let me point the clues I'm seeing...
-The detail and focus of the over-all parts is something that CAD programs (even those rendered through POV-Ray) have problems detailing in such complete shots of large models.
-The feet are out of focus and the shadow cast is more natural than CAD renderings.
-The reflection on the front white panel (rightside of photo) is natural to an actual LEGO element.
-The wiring around the feet and under the arms is unnatural to CAD rendering using LSynth, etc.
-Pretty sparkles for "wow" added with Photoshop. The builder is proud of his or her work.
With all of this in mind...I doubt the control bricks are onboard, and I doubt it can move very well.
However, it is a very nice build even if it were rendered in CAD. It shows that this can be rendered with LEGO elements and is something that could be reduced to operate better if needed.
im still in the "show me" camp, hey i was there when one of the apollo's launched. it sure looked like it was heading to the moon. well at least from the ground. ill never forget that rummble and sound. gave you goose bumps very impressive.
I built it - not easy because I only had about 6-7 photos to build from, but I finally managed to duplicate it... the downside - I couldn't get it to actually WALK!
I've tried to contact the author and see if a video exists, but no luck so far. If anyone knows the author or how to contact, please let me know. I did receive one potential email from an anonymous poster, but I never got a response.
Well, at least more photos have been posted. By the looks of the wiring used, it is non-standard LEGO issue.
Either way, it's an interesting design and reminds me of those 1950s style robots.
I bet it works. Quickness...low. It looks as heavy as Eric Sophie's Jamocklaquat which could walk, but it took a week to make a step.
Thanks for your remarks.
Except for the coloured wires all elements
are original lego bricks.
At first i intended to connect the robot
with an extension cord to 9 RCX boxes.
However the cable prooved to be to heavy
because it consisted of 88 seperate wires.
At the moment i'm defining the functions
needed for an alternative custom build
control panel which will be build into
I started working on this robot about a
year ago, i think it will take at least
another 6 months to finish it.
The latest change to this model is the
placement of the arms, they where moved
a little forward for a better balance.
it only shows a few motors.
More movies will follow...