Lasering a robot


My friend Gareth Branwyn heard I was testing the Epilog Zing laser cutter and asked if I could cut him the parts for a 4Volt Jansen Walker. Gar is a robot master and a steampunk to the core (check out his Lost Technology issue of Make: magazine for more proof) so I figured clear acrylic wouldn’t do it. He needed a wooden walker! I’m going to convince him to purchase brass nuts and bolts for the built, and maybe he can use small steam engines instead of servos and swap in a Babbage Machine for the Arduino…

For more on the beautiful 4Volt Jansen Walker: http://4volt.com/Projects/Jansen/

And, the original, inspiring, wonderful, otherworldly Jansen Walker that inspired Mr. 4Volt: http://www.strandbeest.com/

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