In my last post about the VEX IQ building system I had a small video featuring my VEX Quadruped. I’ve done a bit of work on it since then and the gait has been greatly improved. I also added some small rubber feet on the legs. These are the traction links from the Tank Tread & Intake Kit.
Due to the heavy load that these motors are under, you may find that the batteries will run down a bit faster than you’re used to. Good thing the kits come with a charger!
Up next on the agenda is to add some sensors and have it interact a bit more. The little wheels on the bottom are not used when it is walking; the robot is fully lifted off the ground.
I’ve taken some picture, so you can see how it’s put together. These should be enough to copy the design, should you wish to. You can download the program to run this here: [LINK]. Note that part of the code is based on the excellent guide on creating an Arduino based quadruped: [LINK].