Occasionally we get asked where parts can be purchased. We direct people to Brinklink.com, which can be a bit intimidating for new users, and often requires buying from several stores.
As an alternative, would anyone be interested in purchasing a kit of parts that would allow any of the builds featured on DIYwalkers to be constructed, along with a dozen new engineering-focused projects that we could also share with you? Interesting projects with reusable parts that should also work well in the classroom for experiments, rapid prototyping, and project-based learning?
If so, we may be able to get the price of such a kit to around $100, including the plastic LEGO parts, metal support rods, and perhaps some easier-to-install steel axles for high torque needs. To keep the price down we'd probably not include motors or controllers in the kit, which can be conveniently purchased on Amazon.
Welcome to DIYWalkers! I'm Ben Vagle, and I've been building mechanical walkers since I was 11 years old, both big and small. I started this blog to share what I've learned, and to collaborate with you. Let's see if we can take walkers to the next level!