Video: Homebrew AT-ST Walker Bobbles Around Like the Real Thing

The MiniMechadon walker works pretty much as advertised: It walks, awkwardly and prodding, just like the AT-STs you know and love. Cobbled together from a gumbo of parts, circuit boards and brass tubing, it's not quite as sparse as its film counterpart, what with the disco feet and all, but that's kind of why we… » 11/07/07 12:45am 11/07/07 12:45am

MiniMechadon: Self-Learning Walking Bot

Mike Smyth has a new approach to the walking robot: he vows to program his MiniMechadon contraption to teach itself to walk. Smith offers lots of details of the construction of the robot that's scarcely larger than a soda can, which he accomplished between November, 2002 and December, 2003. But the specifics of the… » 1/29/07 10:00am 1/29/07 10:00am