3 Servo Hexapod - Plywood
This is my first attempt on designing and constructing a robot. The whole thing started with a request from my 12 year old nephew. He wanted to learn how to program a robot. I had a look around and found this amazing site and mailed him an example of a robitc arm or a hexapod, so he could choose whice he thourght was the most fun. He picked the Hexapod.
One friday evening, I went into the project of constructing the Hexapod. After looking at some of the other designs around "Lets make robots", I put the pen to the paper or the mouse to the screen. After a couple of hours of drawing I had the hexapod ready in 3D.
Early saturday, I started out converting the 3D components into 2D cutting plans.
By lunch I was able to print 2 sheets of paper with the cutting layout. 2-3 hours of cutting and the Hexapod was ready for assembly. The final piece went in Sunday evening.
In order to test the setup, I added an RC reciver to see if the hexapod was working. I went quite well. Next phase will be to add a seriel servo controller and build a C# class with some basic functions, in order for my nephew to get an easy start on the C# programming.
Okay, because I found this a pretty easy build, I have created PDF files for the cutting of plywood and instructions on how to put it together.
Find the instructions by following the link to more information at the top.
I hope someone will find it usefull.