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aggrav8d
11-14-2011, 02:56 PM
Not sure if this should be a contest entry or not... Anyways, here's a few things I've been working on.

An open source hexapod (http://visual-hexapod.sourceforge.net) that I also put on Instructables:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1RgeSsco8

A line-follower I'm upgrading tomorrow to a maze-solver:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkowh9we6VM

A Stewart/Gough platform:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btxdl1TQBTw

Here's an open source Delta3 (http://visual-delta3.sourceforge.net) and an older model of the stewart platform:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCn-Wjr-4c8

Here's some more pictures of the line follower & the Stewart platform (http://imgur.com/a/wbPyr)

Sorry if some of the videos are long. I don't have decent video editing software.

I can't show you some of the other stuff because I'm working on my first patent.

If there was one robot kit I wish I could have it would be 12 pistons and the associated valving, tubes, reservoir, pump, etc. so I can build a 3x larger version of my crab. 3D printed frame, put a kinect bar and an mini avr on there, IK for the motion control... it would be awesome. http://www.vexrobotics.com/275-1178.html is still too expensive for hobbyists and doesn't integrate nicely with Arduino. Think about it, Trossen.

I'm a recluse trying to make a career out of designing and building robots, electronics, etc. Basically a full time hacker. In a perfect world I'd have a sponsor/patron of some kind so I could just keep on making forever.

Thanks for reading!