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3 motor walkers
BEAM walkers with 3 motors and 3 or more legs

Three motor walkers are, generally, more-capable but more complex (at least electrically) than 2 motors walkers. Just a handful of 3 motors designs have been made public, so I'll pass along what I've managed to pick up.

Motor geometry
There are bound to be a number of ways to hook up 3 motors for a walker; the most-common is a fairly straight-forward advancement on 2-motor / 4-leg walkers:

horizontal waisted 3-motor walker

There is also the Hexapod (3-motor, 6-leg) design:


For more information...

For a taste of the possibilities, you should check out Ian Bernstein's "BEAM-Online" megagallery of walkers here.

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