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What is a space rover A space Rover is a robot which is capable of moving over a rough and difficult terrain and greater information based on what task the robot … Read more

Robot Servos/control board advice

Hi, I would like to do an investment and to buy some servos (10/20 units).

I don't have too much money to spend, so I'm looking for cheap servos with however enough torque to do some interesting robots (humanoid, arm, hexapod, etc).

Initially I found MG995/MG996R servos, then I found rds3115 robot servo.

The features of the rds3115 are:

Similar to the Pololu 3-servo hexapod, except I made my own PCB, built my own IR sensor system, and wrote my own code including hardware Timer1/interrupt assisted … Read more
       Hello LMR, this is Penny the 3 servo hexapod. Penny is not just a very cheap way to build a hexapod but a very cheap way to build a robot, period. I … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
UPDATE - October 1, 2013 Hi all!  Mechanical changes: I changed design of a hip. Now the hip and the knee stay on one axis. And I also made leg and body … Read more
Walk forword,back.left,right,balance one leg, up-down 1 or 2 leg,Turn right-left,Control With Bluetooth
Using a
My new Biped Robot "Red-Dragon V3"   what's new -Remove the camera Read more

Hexapod controlled by arduino+devantechSD21

Hello there,

I am working on a hexapod robot and i am trynig to controll it by using aruino + SD21 servo controller.When i am  test each servo separately ,are acting like i want but when i am connecting all of them its like most servos are not moving at all.


This is my code:

#include <Wire.h>

#define ADDRESS 0xC2  


int servo1  = 63;

int servo2  = 64;

int servo3  = 65;

int servo4  = 66;

int servo5  = 67;

int servo6  = 68;

int servo7  = 69;

A hexapod for my son to ride on - a big experiment

After seeing the weblink by bdk6 "inspiration for Hexapod builders" I was inspired. The video is of the "Mantis" turbo diesel all terrain hexapod.

Ok, I cannot afford to build a 2 tonne turbo diesel hexapod but I can build one big enough for my 8 year old son Shi Sen to ride on. My plan is to have almost the entire robot laser cut from 6mm plywood.

Seeing OddBot's Chopsticks robot on YouTube was a revelation to me. I all of a sudden realized one didn't need to spend a lot of money making a walking robot. Not … Read more
This is a hexapod I've been working on for a while. It's a kit from Paul K. The hexapod uses HobyKing HXT900 servos. I was able to get the robot to successfully … Read more

Servo Standards?

Hey all,

Just graduated from college and started a new job. I finally have time to pursue projects I've always wanted to do.

ANYWHO. I bought a cheap aluminum hexapod frame from the internet that recommended I use Tower Pro MG995 servos. Unfortunately I just found out through online reviews that these servos and their improved models are not so hot, to put it extremely lightly.

I noticed however that a Futuba S3003 I had lying around seems to have a casing with mounting holes that fit flush with the holes in the frame as well.

12 servos for walking, 2 servos for cam sweep/pan
Using a
SpideyCAM is still a work in progress. He'll be remotely controlled via XBee radios from my laptop. I'm building the dashboard panel in Processing using a bunch of … Read more

Cant find a tutorial !

Hi everyone,

Recently I came across some very good hexapods designed with 6,8 and even 12 servos.I have a duemilanove and would like to build one.

But unfortunately I have not ventured into this domain and my search for a step by step tutorial on google(on multilegged critters like hexapod) and instructables proved futile.Any Links that can help me get started or rather a complete tutorial link would be awesome.Thanks!

Update 09-06-2013 I'm considering this project finished.Well maybe I reprogram it one day :p Made a new video showing Bajdupod 996R doing some fitness outside in … Read more
Walks (hobbles?) around, avoids stuff, future PIR and LDR for light tracking
Using a
White Legged - Yes, it has white legs Spider - Yes it looks like a spider (with two legs removed - ouch) Monkey - Yes it has a Baby Orangutan monkey brain Hexapod - … Read more

servo for mini hexapod


I want to build a mini hexapod and i would like a suggestion from you for a cheap servomachine (de kserw an to grafw kala auto) to use, which will be sufficient for this project.. I have found these here on my own:

HobbyKing HK15148

HobbyKing 928BB




Hi guys! I know I've been super inactive lately, but I finally created another robot project to share with the world. My other projects I've been doing in the … Read more
finally have the PCB's made up, and on the 30th november it took its first steps :)If you have any questions about this robot, leave a comment, or you can email me … Read more

12 DOF hexapod kit now sold by SparkFun

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.

Trying to get in the next Tron movie :p
Using a
November 23rd Bajdupod 9G turns in to Bajdupod MG90 super mega turbo bling bling Read more
Navigates around the room detecting obstacles and avoiding them.
Using a
UPDATE: Project scraped, would need ball berings for this to work correctly since the aluminium is rubbing against each other and making bigger holes and the robot … Read more

6 legged walker

As some of you know I'm going to built a small hexapod using 12 9G servos (2 DOF/leg). I have the electronics figured out, I will use my Bajduino 3A pcb (ATmega328 with 3A 5V vreg). I'm now waiting for the acryl parts so I can built my little hexapod. So I've been thinking how I'm going to program it :) Understand that I know very little about programming... So tonight I found a sketch on my harddrive named 6 legged walker. I think that I've downloaded it from this very forum. But I can not seem to find the robot running this sketch.

Hello everyone ! After spending more than a year tinkering with my 3d printer, I am finally moving on to printing some fun stuff: hexapods!    Read more
Opening it up to see what's inside.
I recently bought a Hexbug Spider after seeing one in an Instructable.  The thing which impressed me was the unique directional control. Read more

Baby's First Hexapod

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.

how do I determine power requirements for an 18 towerpro mg955 servo hexapod?

I recently bought a Chinese made hexapod and 32 servo Torobot controller.  Hooking up the bluetooth module to the controller was easy, and so was connecting all 18 hexapod servos, and the programming looks straightforward.

the servos are towerpro mg955.  I have found various info on these (including comments re their quality) but was not able to find out anything about how much current they can use/need under load

UPDATE: Added a short video of hexed-bot moving around (on the leash) and sort of following the laser. UPDATE: Added new video of light tracking training. … Read more
Navigate towards bright light utilizing 4 eyes and 3 feelers.
Using a
Here is my current robot in progress. Juxtapod is a hexapod walker that utilizes a alternating tripod gait, like most 3 motor hexapods do. He is a junkbot made of … Read more