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Got all the parts... any tips before I start?

Hey all, so I have a simple idea for a robot, hack a hexbug spider and put a Sharp IR sensor on it to make it autonomous.


I have:

1 hexbug spider

1 Arduino UNO

1 Seeed Studio motor shield

1 Sharo IR sensor from the SH robot

all the hook ups, solder etc.


Heres my question; would it make more sense to hack the existing chip on the spider, or cut it out and just have everything go straight into the Arduino? 


If you have any tips or such before I get started, that would be really appreciated!

[ARDUINO] Spider dagu burn

hello everyone. 

I recently acquired a Dagu Spider malheureusment but I have a little problem that I would like to expose you BEFORE testing it myself. Because Dagu has cost quite expensive for my small ways! And my first test has not been very conclusive. So i have questions :

I'm using :

- 3 servos connected (D13, D12, D11). 2 Tower Pro MG995 and 1 Micro Servo 9g.

- 6 alkaline batteries 1.5 V LR6 - AA


.... the board heating  and no LED lights. Is this normal?

.... Am i using a bad batteries ?

Opening it up to see what's inside.
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Dagu Rover 5 & Arduino Uno /Help

Hello everyone.

I'm trying to make a robot for experimentation, something i can use in my studies aswell. I'm studying Electronics & Computer engeneering, first year, and i want a platform that i can improve in the years to come. 

I started playing around with LEDs and an arduino some time ago, this week i bought a Dagu Rover 5 with 4 motors and 4 encoders. The problem is i don't have the 4 channel DC motor controller. 


May I introduce myself, I am TinySpider. I was build a couple of days ago after my creator got some ATTiny and needed to try them out. I was inspired by this  http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Bugs-Additional-Ideas-Tips-Tricks/step15/4-Spider/  

Basically I am a bare ATTiny85 some copper wire, two LED's and one 3.7V/50mAh LiPo battery.

I got interested in the Klann linkage when I stumbled across MechanicalSpider.com, so I decided to play with it to see what would come of it. After designing the … Read more

Mapping of Pins on the Dagu Spider Motor Controller

I made a mapping of the Dagu Spider Motor Controller pins. The cells in red are what you see on the board itself. Other info has been placed adjacent to those cells for easy reference of functions, alternate names etc.


Curiously I am wondering if there is actually a typo mistake on the board with one of the pins being labelled as "TXD1/D1" when it should be "TXD0/D1" instead. Is that an error?


Please give feedback on the accuracy of the mapping.


Rover 5 - Dagu Spider and 4 Channel Motor Controller

Ok so i recently purchased the Rover 5 Kit from Robotsavvy by Dagu.

With Help from Oddbot i have put wires from the encoder into the Motor Controller (in the right place i think)

But i have no idea which pins go to the arduino and also where on the arduino they go to.


Image of what ive done and the question :


Any help would be appreciated.




Walks around using 3 micro-servo's
Using a
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I have seen this robot on the Arduino Forum and I find it so great and inspirational that I had to share it with you guys.

Here is Jose Julio's ArduSpider Build Log:



Jaimi`s giant robot commercialised?

Seems like the spider walker mechanism inside the giant robot has been put into production. I`d love to get one to tear apart!

Hexbugs Spider.

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