Baby's First Hexapod
July 18, 2012
Hey party people, how goes?
I'm a recent engineering college grad and I finally have enough money and time to work on a few projects I've put off for the past few years.
The first project I want to pursue is a hexapod development platform to learn some programming and locomotion basics and then build upon that.
I know there are a lot of kits on the market, I'm leaning towards buying one of those since I don't have the tools to make my own frame, etc. Are there any kits you'd recommend for a beginner? What do I need computing wise for said kit? Would I be able to add on sensors and other devices in the future?
Some tidbits to help you gauge my background: I've done a few arduino projects in the past, I studied a bit of open link arm planning in college, and I've done a little work with PLCs (motion control, in particular).
I appreciate any help you can give!