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Ben Vagle is 16 years old and has been building mechanical walkers for the past 4 years, at both LEGO-scale, and SUV-scale. He started the blog to share what he'd learned, and to collaborate with YOU. ​ He is dedicated to helping inspire students to learn the skills necessary to design and build robots. He started by building Klann's amazingly robust Mechanical Spider, Jansen's beautiful Strandbeest and hisown TrotBot in LEGO, and then was a member of the team that scaled up TrotBot in his garage. ​Currently, he's leading the building of TrotBot ver 2.0 at SUV-scale.

by   -   May 4, 2017

Teen roboticist Ben Vagle returns with an updated version of his TrotBot—this time featuring retractile toes.

by   -   November 17, 2016

Teenage roboticist Ben Vagle shares his insights on designing and developing TrotBot: a walking mechanism with the gait of a galloping horse and a very high footstep to tackle obstacles