The Mech Moves!

This video shows some gaits for our Mech Warfare entrant, tentatively named “Super Mega Microbot”. First there is a slow statically stable gait, then a faster two leg at a time gait.

Technically, it has been walking for a couple of weeks, but this is the first time with the actual aluminum machined chassis plates, so that it makes for a nice video. All the previous testing has been done with some polycarbonate plates that I cut out by hand. We haven’t mounted the onboard computer or turret yet, but that is coming soon. In their place is an extra lipo battery to make the center of gravity more reasonable. This gait was driven by a PC over the serial cable seen in the frame.