Arduino enthusiasts or those learning about coding, programming and robotics may be interested in this new quadruped robot which has been created using just cardboard and a handful of electronic components. If you thought you needed a 3D printer or CNC equipment to be able to create walking robots, it is time to think again and use the materials that you have on hand.
The awesome Arduino powered robot has been created by Instructables user “Raz85,” and has a walking structure that is constructed completely from corrugated cardboard. Attached to each of the four legs is a 9g micro servo, controlled by an Arduino Nano. Checkout the video embedded below for a demonstration of its walking capabilities. “In this instructable I’ve tried to make a simple Quadruped made from materials accessible to everybody. I know to get a good looking final product you need a 3d printer and maybe a CNC, but not everybody has one of this fancy devices, so I tried to demonstrate that with simple material you can still build some nice stuff.”
The quadruped robot is controlled remotely using an Arduino Uno and a small joystick module, with the connection made using a pair of NRF24L01 radio transceivers to provide a link between the robot and controller. If you are interested in building your very own cardboard robot jump over to the official Instructables website by following the link below for full instructions, component list and engineering diagrams and videos.