Bakiwi — A robot (assembly kit) for robotics beginners and legged-robot enthusiasts.Designed by Jetpack Cognition Laboratory in Germany
Bakiwi is a robot (assembly kit) for robotics beginners and legged-robot enthusiasts. You can now learn how to build a simple legged robot. Bakiwis are all individualists, every robot is unique bec...Read More…
Bakiwi is a robot (assembly kit) for robotics beginners and legged-robot enthusiasts.
You can now learn how to build a simple legged robot. Bakiwis are all individualists, every robot is unique because you design how it looks like and how it can walk.
The kit contains all the necessary electronic components, the organs of your Bakiwi robot, so to speak. Your task is to design and build the legs and the body of your robot and of course to decorate it. For this, you can use a lot of materials found in any household or hobby workshop. We saw Bakiwi legs made from screws, wire, pens, clothespin, gluesticks, lego, carrots, etc. There is no restriction, be creative, find new materials or recycle old stuff.
If you've got your legs and body designed for your Bakiwi, you can get your robot running with only four knobs. You can set the maximum amplitude for the motors, their walking frequency, and their phase-shift. No worries, if some of these terms are unknown to you. You will quickly find out what these knobs are doing and how it helps you to get your robot walking.
Attention: Bakiwi is not programmed classically. The challenge of building a Bakiwi lies in the design of the legs and the body. The required program and the Bakiwi source code can be downloaded from our repository and changed as desired. Advanced users are also welcome to attach other motors or sensors to the free microcontroller pins and are encouraged to modify the program.
You need basic soldering skills to build your Bakiwi, as all components have to be soldered together first. If you are not yet familiar with soldering, please check out a Youtube tutorial first or build the robot together with your friends and family and let them show you how to solder.
If you're looking for inspiration for building your Bakiwi's body and legs, look at the different solutions that our friends have found and built. But do not just copy! Give your Bakiwi an individual and unique style. If you like, you can send us a photo of your finished robot, so we can add it to our gallery.
This assembly kit does not come with any Lego parts or other materials used for the body or legs shown in the attached photos and videos. Creating legs and make the robot walk with these is your task. However, if you like to use your own lego parts for experimentation, please go for it. If you have access to a 3D-printer you could also consider attaching your lego parts with these 3D-printed servo horns with lego connectors.
Please understand that the electronic parts in this kit may vary due to their specific availability. The servo-motors we ship are metal gear servos. This makes the kits a little more expensive but is recommended due to the mechanical loads of walking robots. Broken (plastic) gears are not funny. We don't want you to experience that :)
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