Quadruped called Thumper

gabbott

New Zealand
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Almost finished my quadruped robot. I have a few more servos to install to get the head to move. I also need to do a lot more work on getting it to walk better.

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Synthiam
#1  
Haha i love the eye!! Are you going to be publishing the 3d print files on thingiverse or something? I'd totally make that little guy. The little dance every few steps adds a lot of personality
New Zealand
#2  
The files for the legs were originally download from Hackaday.io for a quadruped called Kame, made by Javier Isabel. However, I had to completely remake the files with Fusion360 to use the much bigger HDD servos. The body and head are made from high impact polystyrene sheets of plastic I had from a previous project. I would like to add another servo to rotate the head and a few small MG90s servos to make to eye move around. The EZ-B v4/2 makes it so easy to add and control servos. I am playing around with getting a better walking sequence while still very new to using the EZ builder.
#3  
Ha ha ha! I love this little guy. Before I read your reply to DJ I thought it would be great for that eye to move. However I though it could be spring mounted behind the lense and bounce around to his movements on it's own. Simple and low tech but so retro and cute.
#4  
Man I was watching the video and I had just the same idea in mind...attach something like an antenna or another thing bouncy to exaggerate the movements and give it an even more cartoonish look!! Sweet little guy!!:)
#5  
thumper is awesome.like it .even the name is super.