September 30, 2013

Tea serving EV3 robot (Karakuri ningyō)

September 2013: I’ve always been fascinated by wind-up toys, and even more by the advanced wind-up automata (plural of automaton) from the 17th Century. The clock […]
December 2, 2011

Cyclops

April 26, 2010

Resonant biped robot

This LEGO biped robot can walk and turn using just two motors, so the third could be used for moving the arms. It was invented as […]
October 17, 2005

Semi passive walker (RCX)

October 2005: This RCX walker is semi-passive, that means that while the motor shift the weight of the RCX, the legs are not actuated (they are […]
October 16, 2005

LEGO Owl

Here’s another biped robot, in the shape of a standing owl. I used only RIS 2.0 parts, plus a rotation sensor. This is a weight-shifting biped walker. It uses 2 […]
December 17, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS AT-ST (RCX)

December 2004: This is a walker biped, shaped as the famous chicken walker of the Star Wars movies, the All Terrain – Scout Transport (AT-ST). It can […]
October 5, 2004

Yellow Dwarf

October 2004: Compact, smooth, and powered by only two motors, this little biped robot uses a standard Lego Light Sensor as proximity sensor, using signals emitted […]
August 1, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX Biped

August 2004: After many trials, here’s a smooth weight shifting biped walker, powered with a single motor. The legs mechanism let it swing side to side while walking. […]
February 16, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS APU (from Matrix)

February 2004: This is a reproduction of the Armored Personnel Unit (A.P.U.), the notorious Zion Gatekeeper robot from the Matrix movies. It is a biped that […]