DIY ‘Giger’ Robot Walks After 100 Hours of Human Work

DIY ‘Giger’ Robot Walks After 100 Hours of Human Work

By | Nov 5, 2009

Alright, so this so-called “Giger” do-it-yourself robot may not truly be Giger-esque, but it did cost upwards of $10,000 and take more than 100 hours to build, which is enough for us to forgive a little mis-naming. The biggest expense (and time sink), it seems, came as a result of the builder’s decision to use professional-grade servos instead of the usual DIY fare, which are both finicky and pricey (between $200 and $300 apiece). After a bit of fine-tuning, however, our pal “Tyberius” was able to get the bot to show off a few moves for the camera, and even walk across the desk without toppling over (he’s apparently looking to give it a more natural gait next).

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