built by Henry Arnold

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 6 Legs
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
Sharp IR module
2 feelers
2 Light Sensors
3 Cirrus CS-60 servos
2 Blinking LED Eyes
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
URL for more information
Cricket is a simple walking robot designed to be low cost. Cricket walks around, chirps randomly and avoids objects when touched by the feelers. After touching an obstacle he also makes various sounds depending on which feeler sensed the object. A Sharp IR module enables Cricket to responds to commands from a Sony remote control which overides his autonomous behaviour. Power comes from nickel-cadmium batteries mounted inside a his battery pack. Cricket is always very popular with the kids who like to steer his course using the remote control feature. His parts can be purchased completely from DigiKey, Home Depot, and a Hobby Store for about $150. Brainpower comes from a Stamp II module. The legs are made from aluminum tubing, a rubber grommet, a hinged standoff, and some plastic wire cover. The body is cut from a piece of Plexiglas. I am offering a Construction Manual, kit, or a complete a Cricket Robot. You can contact me at for more information.

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