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Simple three-servo hexapod walker using the Pololu Micro Maestro

Walks forward and backward, turns in place, avoids obstacles.

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 sensor readings for obstacle avoidance.

I have posted complete build instructions and a video that I hope people will take a look at.  Anyone who has decent soldering skills should be able to build this robot in an afternoon or so, and I think that there are a lot of possible variations on the design.  Below I have posted some pictures taken from the build instructions to illustrate the steps in building the robot:

 

Parts used (total cost = $65):

Parts for the hexapod

Servo configuration:

 Servo configuration.

 Servo wiring to Micro Maestro:

Servo wiring to Micro Maestro

Sensor wiring:

Sensor wiring

 Complete electronic assembly:

 Complete electronic assembly

Complete robot assembly:

Complete robot assembly

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I forgot to ask you something else if I took the micro meastro 6 channel version assembled can I just plug in the servos with the connector instead of soldering and is there a better sensor I could use for this which is easy to assemble and if there is how should I program it I am bad at programming.

 

thanks in advance again

First thing I want to say is amazing robot I might make this for my science fair in the category of working model. But the only problem is that this is a little small for my taste so what I want to say is can I full size servos with the micro meastro 6 channel. And can you give me any other options to somehow make it better, bigger and also can I make a hexapod with more servos using micro meastro 18 or 24 channel and how could or should I make it.

 

Thanks in advance

how do you charge those batteries?

Simple and wonderful! I like it!!

In progress :)

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18936

But using 28x2 LV

I like it! :) Probably will try to build one, but using Picaxe 08M. :)

Very good robot indeed! love it, small and simple, easily made with barely any tools.

 

mind if i share the video in another forum? 

Sure, no problem - it is on youtube, so you can link to or embed it anywhere.  Can you tell me where you post it so I can follow the comments?

http://lusorobotica.com/

It's in portuguese.

 

Thanks!