We have at last entered the age of robotics. Welcoming this new era, Tamiya presents the robocraft series, introducing a line-up of products that feature a variety of form and movement. The first item of the series is a four-legged mechanical dog with various speed controls. The dog walks by transferring motor revolution to reciprocating motion via crank and linkage rod. Main body and legs are made of transparent yellow parts to allow viewing of internal mechanisms. Construction is simple as parts can easily be attached with screws. Wiring has also been made simple.
You Built It, You Know It
Kit lets you become familiar with the mechanics of the dog's movement. All the parts needed to construct a mechanical dog are provided. Assembly and wiring have been made simple.
The 8 Speed Doggy
4 types of strides can be selected by changing the position of the holes on crank. Put this together with 2 types of gear ratios and you've got an 8-speed puppy. Cross link rods to make movement even more fluid and real.
Gripping parts at the end of each leg to change position according to speed for smooth movement.
Dog of the Future
Clear switch with yellow transparent parts adds a cool, futuristic look.
Total length: 165mm, Total weight: 100g (w/ out batteries) Body material: ABS resin 2 possible gear ratios coupled with 4 different strides let you choose 8 different speeds. Spring tail also included. Gearbox, motor, reverse switch also included. Requires one AA battery. Continuous running time with Alkaline battery- 2hrs. at low speed/1hr. at high speed.
Run on flat, smooth surfaces. Avoid running over slopes or on bumpy roads. Attaching roller stay will allow you to run dog on Mini 4WD course for the ultimate dog race.