RC Jansen Strandbeest
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Based on the work of Theo Jansen, this Strandbeest was made using G10 and Delrin cut on my homemade CNC router. The motors are Pololu 20D 73:1 motors (https://www.pololu.com/product/1163) and they are powered by a pair of their simple motor controllers (https://www.pololu.com/product/1372). The leg joints use nylon shoulder washers (http://www.mcmaster.com/#90061a005/=w9n95r) to help reduce friction and wear. I have a ton of aluminum standoffs so those always tend to make it into my designs. The Strandbeest runs off of 2 cell lithium batteries. The bevel gears are from servocity (https://www.servocity.com/html/32_pitch__24_tooth_bevel_gears.html#.VQEnR0fF_Es).
This project is not for the faint of heart. If you are serious about building one I can offer further instructions and a BOM but it will take some time.
AL leg sections should be cut from 1/8" Delrin or HDPE.
Triangular Leg Sections should be cut from 1/8" G10 or CF.
Spine and Leg sections should be cut from 1/16" G10.
The remote control can be setup with any standard RC setup that supports elevon or generic servo mixing.
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