## Large-Scale TrotBot

Some more media of our TrotBot demo at the maker faire can be found here.

Below are the bar lengths of the large-scale TrotBot we are building out of bamboo. The two images have the same bar lengths, but show them at different points in the crank's rotation.

Also, if anyone else is crazy enough to attempt scaling up TrotBot, then you probably should build it in a 12 leg version. You would need to add feet, so maybe go with a smaller variation of these non-rotating simple feet to smooth the gait a bit more (email me if you want some foot ideas). We have a few ideas that may allow TrotBot to be scaled up in an 8 leg version which utilize the below heel as well as retractable toes, but we haven't tested them at large scale yet. Plus, the heels and toes are harder to add at large scale than at LEGO scale. For example, the below heel connection to the foreleg works well at LEGO scale with its high strength-to-weight ratios (where the section of length 2.55 connects above the section of length 2.64), but our 450 pound wooden TrotBot put a lot of stress on the foreleg at that joint, and we had to reinforce it with a truss.

Below are the bar lengths of the large-scale TrotBot we are building out of bamboo. The two images have the same bar lengths, but show them at different points in the crank's rotation.

**Please note that the triangle's bottom right angle highlighted in pink is not 90 degrees, but is 109.475 degrees**.Also, if anyone else is crazy enough to attempt scaling up TrotBot, then you probably should build it in a 12 leg version. You would need to add feet, so maybe go with a smaller variation of these non-rotating simple feet to smooth the gait a bit more (email me if you want some foot ideas). We have a few ideas that may allow TrotBot to be scaled up in an 8 leg version which utilize the below heel as well as retractable toes, but we haven't tested them at large scale yet. Plus, the heels and toes are harder to add at large scale than at LEGO scale. For example, the below heel connection to the foreleg works well at LEGO scale with its high strength-to-weight ratios (where the section of length 2.55 connects above the section of length 2.64), but our 450 pound wooden TrotBot put a lot of stress on the foreleg at that joint, and we had to reinforce it with a truss.