Mar 8, 2012

NXT Tripod finally on the run!

In 2009, I designed a NXT Tripod walker inspired to the War of the Worlds movie,
to be featured as a Bonus model on the official LEGO MINDSTORMS page.
Finally, I decided to publish it. The Tripod can walk in three directions, and it can turn within its own footprints in a unique way. I think this is the first LEGO tripod robot that can really walk. Instructions and program available for free on my website. Enjoy!

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Now that is different and creative. Could probably use some rubber caps over the ends of the feet for more positive traction. Cool idea though with a low parts count!

Matthias Paul Scholz said...

Cool!
I remember doing some attempts some years ago that abominably failed.

So it's a Tripod hopper, in a manner of speaking.

vannerthehammer said...

The program doesn't compile
error in line 161 and 162 Can u help me please. the prgram says that LEFT_EYE and RIGHT_EYE are incorrect

John Hansen said...

Danny has posted an updated zip with the correct code.

http://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/mindboards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1399

Menno Gorter said...

I hope it's clear that I'm admiring this Tripod very much, since it has an absolute unique way of turning and dancing.





( :-) So I'm not convinced if this is actually the first one which really walks, like you're claiming. :-P )

grabula said...

Where can I find program version for nxt-g? or some tips how to turn?

gardziej said...

When I try programming this robot in NXT Programming I have problem: simple program: loop and inside 2 blocks "move" 1.forward, select motor A,B,C, power 75 and degrees 40. 2. backward, ABC, power 75, degrees 40.
Robot don't work. motor A is strong and make bigest move than motor B and C.

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