A cardboard prototype sled with flexible frog feet! Continuing on from last update, it took a while to brainstorm a new design for the feet. Eventually, we figured out that the outside toes have to be sturdy enough to push the leg, then the inside toes are the ones that can grip, then flex once the outside toes are no longer touching the ground.
Hi everyone! The next robot that I have started working on involves flexible feet. The feet are sturdy enough to push the body of the robot forwards, but flexible enough to grip onto different things. It's been fun to iterate through various different frog feet versions. Combining structural elements with flexibility is interesting. You can read even more about the developments on my blog at the attached url, and see videos of the robot flopping around! My goal is to finish it by Dec 15th. Not sure if it is possible, but going to try. ;D Thank you for being a patron of my robots! -RobotGrrl