Sunday, May 17, 2015

Low Cost Robot Project for Kids - Walking Stick Robot

Found this one leafing through Popular Mechanics while waiting for my car to be serviced at the dealership... very nice project!

"Build This Cute Walking Stick Robot

A project to build with kids, by Brooklyn Robot Foundry owner Jenny Young.

This little machine is loaded with lessons about engineering and mobility. The gearbox teaches kids how gear ratios affect speed. And when it walks, the robot's feet can slip unless you add a dab of glue to them. That's a great introduction to problem solving: increasing friction to create traction and enable faster movement.

The pipe cleaners are just pipe cleaners. Have fun!.."

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