|The Walker page
The BEAM walker, defiantly one of the strengths of BEAM
robotics, simple, robust and impressive. If anywhere this is where BEAM has
made the greatest impact on the robotics community. With that said I really
should put more of them up here.
Build Date: Jan 7, 2002
This is one of the first
projects I build at home with the BEP boards. Initially the frame was
built in August of 2000 but I held off on the project until the BEP boards
were in production. This is a typical 5 motor
walker configuration using 6 imbedded bicores. This walker will reverse as
well as turn simply by shifting the phase angle between the front and back
motors. The board out in front controls the "heartbeat" this
synchronizes the two sides of the walker.
|Build Date: Aug, 1999
My first and to date, only solar powered walker. The funny thing is I
had built a crude Miller engine nearly a year before I learned what the
Miller engine was, nothing new under the sun eh?
This uses two infamous Nihon lens gearmotors, these are
really good gearmotors for walkers and the like. The legs are made from
welding wire and the frame is built from steel welding rod.