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June 5, 2014 AT 2:00 pm

“Flippin’ Cool” 3D Printed Walking Robot #3DxRobotics #3DThursday #3DPrinting

17yo designer Alexander Maund shared his “Flippin’ Cool” 3D Printed Walking Robot, via Fabbaloo:

This autonomous walking robot is designed and manufactured by myself and has been 3D printed using a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer.

It is mesmerising and confusing to look at…

Inside the cylinder there is a small geared motor powered by a couple of watch batteries which drives a lead weight around the perimeter of the cylinder causing it to roll.

Check out and even buy some of my other creations here.

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