12 DOF hexapod kit now sold by SparkFun
October 26, 2012
The 12 DOF hexapod kit from DAGU is one of the simplest hexapod kits ever! You can buy it from SparkFun here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11497
Quick and easy to assemble, the body only consist of 12 leg segments, 12 foam rubber feet, 12 servos and a base plate with a hole pattern that allows controllers and sensors to be easily mounted.
The Spider controller (sold seperately) is the easiest, simplest way to get your hexapod moving. It is equivalent to an Arduino Mega (1280) and has a switchmode power supply built in so that your robot can be easily powered from a NiMh or LiPo battery pack with a voltage between 7V - 32V.
Sample code is available that allows the robot to be easily controlled using any IR remote control. Download the manual and sample code from here: https://sites.google.com/site/daguproducts/