WALKER BUILD GUIDE

Congratulations on getting started with your Piper Make Robotics Expedition Kit! As a part of your kit, you'll be building the Walker, the ambulatory robot Piperbot and Pip will be using to compete in the Mars Creature Race for the Cure!

You may have already opened up your kit and found your blueprint! If not, here's a digital version of it to go ahead and take a look.


First let's take a look at the different pieces you've got in your Walker kit. In addition to the wood pieces, you'll find a bunch of screws and nuts in a hardware bag and FS19 servo motors. This is what you should see:

You'll also need jumper wires, resistors, and your Raspberry Pi Pico on the breadboard from your Piper Make Starter Kit. Keep in mind there are two types of jumper wires (male-to-male, abbreviated M2M and female-to-male, abbreviated F2M) in your kit. Together, all of these parts will make up your electronics inventory.


STEP 1

In Step 1 on your blueprint, you'll be setting up the legs and connecting them to the body pieces of the Walker.

Let's walk through how this process should look:


STEP 2

In Step 2 on your blueprint, you will be attaching the servo motors to the body pieces and then attach the legs with the connector to the body pieces.

Let's walk through how this process should look:


STEP 3

In Step 3 on your blueprint, you will be attaching the two body pieces to one another.

Let's walk through how this process should look:

Attaching the connectors might be a little bit hard to fit! Apply gentle pressure to make sure the end of the connector reaches the second opening. Note: It's easiest to put both connectors on one body piece and then attach to the body piece.

Optional: Attach the 3D printed ultrasonic range finder holder using two screws at the front of the Walker body piece