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

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. :)

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

Hi Chris,

 Seems to me you got an awful lot out of that 8m chip, wow. Very cool bot.

Nice job Chris.

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

 

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