Let's Make Robots!


All my projects & progress are available at marginallyclever.com. This is a Stewart platform.  While it is very similar to a delta robot (see my other … Read more
Yet another walking robot but starting from scratch.
Using a
Update August 16, 2011 The PCB boards arrived a day earlier than expected (ordered on a Friday, arrived the following Friday). Eleven brain boards and 66 leg … Read more
Walks around using 3 micro-servo's
Using a
Hi LMR people! I'm building a little hexapod, just for fun. It uses 3 tiny 3g servo's (from ebay). all the legs are constructed using the inside of terminal blocks. … Read more
Yesterday I finetuned the code for ladybug independent moves. I excluded the IR TV remote controll functionality because infrain function on 08M is somehow … Read more

The rookie robot builder wannabe has drawings and a parts list!

Second blog on my first build, with some final things.
Well, final, is a drawing ever final until you've actually cut the parts and fixed them together?

Guess not, but we'll see about that later.

The first brainwaves of a rookie robot builder wannabee

So, let me start by saying that I really like LMR already.
For a couple of months now I've been wanting to start playing with robotics, micro controllers and pick up electronics again.
I did some electronics back in school and as a hobby but I didn't have time.

So, a while back I bought an Arduino Uno to start playing with uC's and electronics, drove my girlfriend mad with talks and showing designs I made, which where all not feasible or would be way too expensive to even think about.

Now you will probably think, stop rambling and start talking robots! And I will!

This is a Hexapod Robot ive built from scractch . All parts are laser cut from 6mm acrylic It will be available as a kit form In the verry near future. The project … Read more


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:



Holonomic move, remote controlled with a RC transmitter.
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This is a hexapod robot based on OpenSCB, an open source servo controller. All code and schematics will be provided under an open source license. It's still a work … Read more
nothing yet, soon it might walk
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A.P.O.S.T.O.L. is short for Armoured Prototype Of Systematic Takeover Of Land. It doesn't make much sense, but when me and my robotics group were thinking of a name … Read more
navigate around via ir........
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Very simple robot with sharp ir and microswitches.............. 3 servos and arduino brain.......     Read more
Hey guys, (Full disclosure) I work for Trossen Robotics, and this is a prototype for an upcoming product we're making. But- I think it's a pretty cool bot, so I … Read more
All my projects & progress are available at marginallyclever.com. About This is version 1 of my hexapod robot project.  Version 2 is now in development. Read more
Walks around and turns when it finds an object too much close to it.
Using a
Hi there!! I am proud to show you my first creation! This is a 2DOF hexapod entirely built by myself with a bit of external help for the pratical part. It walks … Read more
Test bed for a 6 legged, 3 servo walker.
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I was so impressed by the video of the Pololu hexapod walker I thought I'd have a go at one of my own.  This is a rebuild of my initial attempt using a PicAxe … Read more

Problem with hexapod

Hi, I'm new here and I'm not so used to forums so if I'll make mistakes posting, writing etc please forgive me and help me to find the way! :)

I also have to say that I'm not English so forgive me for my English or if I can't get something!

So... Let's talk about my problem..

This is not the first robot I have built. I built it one weekend when I was unable to use my computer (so I was bored), and just using parts I had at my … Read more

How do I control 18 digital servos with a 28x1?

How do I control 18 digital servos with a Picaxe 28x1?

I have the microcontroller board with the 28x1 mounted and I've tried building the "start here" robo. 

 I now would like to know how to be able to control 18 digital servos since I am building a Hexapod :)

All I really need to know is what extensionboard I need.

Thanks in advance :) Please let me know if you need more info.

walk around the house
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Update (sort of): Today the guys from the mechanical engineering department told me that they are movinginside the building, which means the plotter cant be used … Read more
This is my first real attempt at robotics. I do have my own bot design in mind, but i decided i should start with something small. I'm really a learn-by-example … Read more


Hye, Sorry to bother you, I have some questions about a hexapod. I want to make the same like this http://webx.dk/robot-crawler/robot-crawler.htm  for my college project, if you have time to have a look on it, I want to know the configuration of the pcb board, an electrical schematics electric parts needed, what cpu usses, what kind of servos (can I use weaker servos?) . If you can help me, I would be very pleased, if can't..no problem. Have a good day.
I have built a couple of rudimentary 2-wheeled rovers before, nothing special, but I really fancied trying a hexapod.  So here it is/will be.  It will be an … Read more

increase servo speed

Hi guys


i have built a well running heapod based on the picaxe 18x controller board


only thing i notice, compring with some  the bots here, is that the servos seem so slow


can i speed them somehow




Walks forward and backward, turns in place, avoids obstacles.
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This is a simple three-servo hexapod robot using the Pololu Micro Maestro as a controller.  The Micro Maestro allows allows me to sequence gaits and integrate … Read more

Robot with a personality

This little guy will track your face, and if you hold still long enough, it takes a picture and uploads the image to its own website!

I just love how smoothly it moves, almost looks like it has its own personality...

Its own site is here. Doesn't look like it's currently working, but still has info on the bot.

Walks, avoids obstacles
Using a
This was the first robot I ever built.  Its based on the design in the book Insectronics by Karl Williams.  The body is made from aluminium and it uses 3 servos … Read more
Walks in variable directions, controlled from a computer.
Using a
Yes, this is a teaser... I will post more content of it and a tutorial as well. *Update* What i've been working on lately is to shorten down the legs. I tested it … Read more