Sphero Landstrider #make5000

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Sphero Landstrider #make5000 by PowerChainPro Aug 15, 2014
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Behold the Sphero Landstrider! This accessory allows Sphero to walk about on his own 8 legs. This unique powertrain harnesses Sphero’s rotational motion and converts it into an elegant stride inspired by the Theo Jansen mechanism. Future versions of the Landstrider could include interchangeable gears for teaching young students the principles of mechanical advantage and general engineering skills. The powertrain could also be adapted to power other vehicles with wheels, tank treads, or even propel a boat. All rights reserved #make5000. http://youtu.be/Pf7Pm4YyCeg


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i will never buy from sphereo unless they fix the stupid software

Dont have documentations?

Is there any way you could post the BOM for this now? I just got a Sphero and this looks like the coolest thing I could print to go with it!

special design. thanks man for your great work

Do you know who won?

I have not heard anything yet. The website says that the winning designs will be announced at the Maker Faire in NY. That seems odd to me since first prize includes a trip to the Maker Faire. That makes me think whoever won first place has been privately notified.

Do you know who won?

Apart from the issues with Thingiverse EULA there may also be some complications with the likeness to the design by Theo Jansen:

P.S. There are other sites for sharing 3D designs apart from Thingiverse that comes without such a problematic EULA

Then Theo has some issues to take up with Leonardo Da vinci also :)

All rights reserved doesn't mean anything to Thingiverse. You may want to read there terms of use and also Google what Thingiverse does with your designs.

Very cool. Are there any details on assembly or a BOM for non printed parts? Quantities for printed parts?

Not yet. I posted this project for the #make5000 competition sponsored by Orbotix. I may put together a complete set of instructions in the future depending on how the competition goes. If the project is chosen, the design belongs to Orbotix.

Did you ever come up with a BOM my students and I just bought a sphero and would like to print and build this!!

Thanks man great work!