Bert, the Walking Monster Robot

About the project

Meet Bert, a bipedal walking monster robot.

Project info

Difficulty: Moderate

Platforms: ArduinoIntel

Estimated time: 1 hour

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Battery Holder - 4xaa Square Battery Holder - 4xaa Square x 1
Tiny Battery Charger Tiny Battery Charger x 1
Tiny Breadboard Tiny Breadboard x 1
Grove Infrared Reflective Snsr V1.2 Grove Infrared Reflective Snsr V1.2 x 1
Servo Mount - Servo Plate B Servo Mount - Servo Plate B x 4
Arduino/genuino 101 Encl 3.00x2.91x1.06" Arduino/genuino 101 Encl 3.00x2.91x1.06" x 1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Laser cutter (generic) Laser cutter (generic) x 1


Meet Bert, a bipedal walking monster robot.

I made Bert out of laser-cut parts, along with an Arduino 101, four servos, an infrared sensor, an LED, and lots and lots of batteries.

Full project video:

Full project video

The start of building Bert.

So. Many. Parts.

The feet and legs are finally done! As you can see, it's made with four servos.

And we're walking! Bert is taking his very first steps, I feel like a proud mama!

Bert rocking his wig.

He can finally see! Hurray!

Bert got a protective jacket and his feet were pimped. I removed his wig, as it made him lose balance and fall over...


Photo of 8BitsAndAByte


We’re Dane & Nicole, two makers that create tremendously terrible tech, which we happily share with you on our channel!


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