DIY Walkers: Strider

Strider is an entry-level walker we created when we were trying to discover a linkage mechanism that mimicked the gait of a galloping horse for TrotBot. We explored many options, and one of them led to Strider with a gait similar to a walking elephant. Strider pairs two four bar linkages to increase step-height.


Here is a simulation:

Here is how it walks:

Strider uses only one motor and is relatively easy to build. Plans are available here.



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Ben Vagle

Ben Vagle is a high school senior in Colorado. His childhood was spent observing animals in nature and building with LEGO, and these passions are alive and well in his role as a young maker.