This six legged walker by Keiron McGeever was featured on the TEP web site. It is designed to be controlled by a microcontroller driving the legs via 2 inexpensive motor gear box units. Basic programming of the walking robot produces some interesting behaviour, and modifying the programme a little gives behaviour that may have you talking to it like a pet!

Construction details can be found in two articles on the TEP web site and also a 2D Design drawing of the body and all the leg parts.

                        Cyber Pet on walking trials, only micro switch sensors fitted at this point. This Cyber Pet was made from 2 mm HIPS, cut out on a CAMM2 using the modified 2D Design drawing. The drawing has had a tool path added for a 2 mm cutter. 

 

The 4 mm PVC tube makes great self locking nuts. One point you must watch out for in the excitement of construction is to remember HIPS only has one good face. 

                       

Web links:
Cyber Pet article
http://www.tep.org.uk/PDF/NV6/NV6_CyberPet.pdf
Cyber Pet article from News and Views issue 6, by Keiron McGeever.

Construction Notes
Six%20Legged%20Cyber%20Pet,%20Construction%20Notes.pdf
Six Legged Cyber Pet, Construction Notes, by Keiron McGeever.

Cyber Pet parts
Cyber%20Pet%20A4.dtd 
Techsoft 2Ddesign file to enable you to cut out the Cyber Pet parts using a laser cutterCyber Pet parts
cyberpet2mmcutter.dtd
Techsoft 2Ddesign file set out for CAMM2 machine with 2 mm cutter (plot tool settings not saved).