I have a crazy idea of designing a vex walking robot and maybe build it but I was just wondering before I started if anyone has done it before and if there is any hints or tips that someone can provide
It’s not too difficult, You just have to take the time to think out all of the motions that you need. A simple biped, like the one that squirrel posted, only needs two different movements: One to shift the weight from one leg to the other, and one to move the legs forward/backward. If you design your bot right, you should only need two motors/servos.
I made a pretty crummy one a while a go, but it works. One motor to move the legs forward and backward, and one servo on each leg for an ankle.
Jared, thanks for the links, those are very cool. I want to try to build walkign bot at some point. Maybe at the end of the year our class can have a competition with just robots with no wheels - that would be a sweet challenge.