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Steampunk Chip-E

A while back I received an e-mail from the online Make magazine.  It had an article about a biped robotic creation called Chip-E.  I was quite taken with this little shuffling robot, so I decided to make one myself.  The only problem was, the concept was based on three D printing, downloading code someone else wrote, and buying it like a kit.  This kind of goes against my grain (oak pun) I don’t like putting together kits.  This is what the little guy looks like.

CHIP E

Here is the website.

 

You can build it from 3D printed parts and a kit of motors and such.

CHIP E Parts

Or you can do like I did and make it out of oak and brass.

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​It still needs a lot of programming to get it to move like I want, but the little guy looks pretty cool to me.

Clumsy dancer.  

Pf

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