Let's Make Robots!

08m2 Board is Available and I think I built a Hexapod

Walks around

I had to build a robot just to test a board...

I wanted a nice, simple 08m board to play with so I made one! It is not too shabby, if I do say so myself and quite handy for hexapods and the like. You can find this board here on the component page and here at Rocket Brand Studios.

I got the boards in, soldered on up and quickly discovered that I didn't have anything to control with this board. I set off to make a hexapod, my first one. I did some google imaging and found about a dozen examples of other's hexapods. I then sorta "averaged out" the designs and starting drawing mine up. A long night later, I hit "GO" on the laser cutter. It came out pretty well, and walks just like it should. In fact, I am happy enough with the first design that I plan to go ahead and finalize the design, and put the results in the form of a kit. 

For now, enclosed are a few pictures and a late-night video of his first steps...

Enjoy.

(click on the picture below to go to the Picasa Album of the photos)

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this is cool! i like it! i might get it. :)

This is one thing, which i WANT and WANT 'cause this is so cool but i can't buy this :(

 

Nice job Chris.

Cool. I can imagine something simmilar to this for attinys ...(though Im not sure if arduino bootloader can run on those)

Technically you can use the Arduino language with an attiny. It does not actually run the bootloader though.

 http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/10/how-to-shrinkify-your-arduino-projects.html

Just learn C and you'll be able to write code that'll be a lot smaller than the arduino code.

Yes, that is all well and good, but for us that want something quick and fast and simple...

you can't beat PICAXE BAsic Code. :)