Ramp walking toys #2: the man who started it all - Tad Mcgeer

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Blog entry by Tony Slattery posted 06-08-2015 08:33 AM 2268 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Return of the Wombat Part 2 of Ramp walking toys series Part 3: Introductory Computational Model of a Passive Dynamic Walker »

For anyone interested in ramp walking toys, here is a link to a youtube video:

featuring Tad (not Ted) McGeer back in the 1980s with a very impressive model.

Also if you google

tad mcgeer passive dynamic walking

find a lot more. Be warned – your life will never be the same again.

-- Tony, Australia,

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#1 posted 06-09-2015 05:30 PM

Cool stuff. I could use a pair of steel legs these days as my own are not too good anymore.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-10-2015 12:54 AM

It would be nice to have a set of plans to start the experimental process, but with only the grainy movie taken way back when, it is hard to figure out exactly what is going on. This really piqued my interest…..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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