A famous sheriff galloping to sunset! Well, not so much galloping, but it does walk, forward and backward. The horse is run by two large motors, one for the backlegs and the other one for the front. The riders head and arms are controlled by a medium motor, which also works as a torso for the rider. It can detect things and reverse or be remote controlled. The touch sensor is handy for switching it on/off.
Having some bad attemps to do a biped, I decided to make a quadruped instead, giving more room for "design" at this point. At first I built a prototype to see if the leg system would work. (actually, the prototype walked better than the final version..). It was pretty tricky to put pieces together to make it look like a horse insted of huge of mess of bars. ButI'm glad i could include there the most important parts, which are Wyatt's moustache and the cowboy hat! Everything else is there just for bonus.
It has numerous faults. The leg parts tend to pull apart, It doesn't turn, the rear legs slip alot (I know why, but it would propably need some dramatic changes to front legs...) The Brick is fighting against gravity and it has no startup sync, so you have to manually position the legs before walking. Also the riders hands should go up and down at the same time, not to swing in turns. I actually did that, but the gear system at the top of the torso put the head awkwardly high and the hands were hitting moustache out of order. Not acceptable! So I compromised that.
Built only using EV3 31313 parts, that's all I have. I seem to be running out of the small blue pegs all the time, but I finally got use for the angled bars. I'm planning to make some more characters which are kind of away from traditional robotic context. So, I'm quite ready with this one, need those parts for the next one.