Hi Guys, this has been posted on my personal site. but I wanted to post it here and see if anyone was interested in seeing it at the next dorkbot meeting.
The Jansen walker is an openly designed Creative Commons licensed robot.
What you see here is Beta 1 of the Jansen walker, a laser-cut robot, based on the Jansen Mechanism. It has 8 legs and scuttles similar to a crab walking sideways. The brain is a Arduino, and the legs are powered by 2 micro-servos modified for continuous rotation.
The home of this project is: 4volt.com/projects/jansen/