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    Re: Thinking about trying out a different Hex robot...

    Hi Kurt,

    Thanks for the information.

    Being completely new to arduino I'm not sure what the difference is yet with libraries, sketches etc. but it didn't take too long to figure out. I should...
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    Re: Thinking about trying out a different Hex robot...

    Ok, I'm up and running. So I did still need to change the line "command.begin" to "Serial.begin", I've only just installed the ArbotiX libraries, maybe I got an old copy?

    Slowly figuring out the...
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    Re: Thinking about trying out a different Hex robot...

    Ok, problem solved.

    I also needed the "Phoenix" directory in the "Libraries" directory. For some reason I thought this would be a sketch and not a library..
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    Re: Thinking about trying out a different Hex robot...

    Ok, first stumbling block, probably due to my lack of knowledge of the arduino IDE!

    So I have placed all the folders apart from the "Phoenix" folder into my library folder, and I have placed the...
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    Re: Thinking about trying out a different Hex robot...

    Hi Kurt,

    Ok this looks more like it! I had obviously followed an old link on the Trossen site, I have downloaded from your link now and things look promising. Will try later.

    cheers

    Matt.
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    Re: Thinking about trying out a different Hex robot...

    Hi everyone!


    Sorry to jump in on this thread rather late and start asking questions that have probably been answered time and time over! but I have just been given a Phantom hexapod at work and...
  7. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    Took the ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg Denmark, great road trip through Copenhagen up to Jonkoping!
  8. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    Some stills and aerial footage from Elmia Wood 2013


    http://youtu.be/Fbubqzh7GDI
  9. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    Here is a video shot almost one year ago, the first outdoor tests. Raw footage.


    http://youtu.be/fRmT0eWSXv4
  10. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    Here is another video shot in 2012 during field tests. Includes footage at the end of how I transport the Mantis.


    http://youtu.be/1sRlFQLwg3w
  11. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    I've been asked for more technical information, particularly by Rick Lehrbaum for this Linuxgizmos article:


    So here is the Mantis Hexapod control system architecture / overview:

    ...
  12. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    Hi,

    For those who are looking for more technical information I have just opened up the blog I kept during the design build process. This was more of a build diary than blog, it can be seen here:...
  13. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    So there are pros and cons of hydraulics v electric actuators, too many to go into here, and most of which have been pointed out, however, one of the biggest things for us was simoly that hydraulics...
  14. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    Easy to operate, power up and power down need a little concentration, but once you know what your doing... :)
  15. Project Re: Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    Yeah I'll try fix the mantisrobot.com, the www. does work though.

    Small team on this one, which is why it took me so long :) Just me and one other mechanical engineer worked on the desing and...
  16. Project Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

    So it may have taken me much longer than I anticipated.. 3.5 years, but here it is.. finally!

    More information and images can be found here:

    www.facebook.com/mantisrobot

    www.mantisrobot.com...
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    Re: Custom Aluminium 4DOF Hexapod For Sale

    Unfortunately not! I spent a substantial amount of time tweaking the code for this guy, but never bothered filming it! I'm now using a simulator instead which is easier to deal with, but not as nice...
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    Re: Custom Aluminium 4DOF Hexapod For Sale

    The springs do nothing while the hexapod is powered up, they were added just to stop the legs from collapsing as fast when picking the hexapod up when the servos are powered off. Although to be...
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    Custom Aluminium 4DOF Hexapod For Sale

    Hi, I'm thinking of selling one of my custom built hexapods, however, if it doesn't sell I will strip it down and sell off the servos :(.. read on for more details.


    Picture of the Hexapod Next...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-´┐ŻBug

    Well here you go, released at last!! ;)

    http://www.hexapodrobot.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=74

    Product page on our site:
    ...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-´┐ŻBug

    Hi Adam,

    A colleage and I spent the weekend at the uk maker faire, moving small objects arround our display table using the uBug and gripper head, and I have to agree it does make it even more fun...
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    Re: UK robotics meet

    Just posted a UK maker faire thread.. I will be there with iC and a bunch of other Hexapods, see you there,
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    Maker Faire March 2010 Newcastle UK

    Hi,

    I will be attending the UK Maker Faire this year with a bunch of hexapods including iC and the CNC Hexapod, if anyone is planning a visit, drop by and say hello :)

    13th March - 14th March...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-´┐ŻBug

    A couple more images and video of a possible pan & grip head design.

    http://www.hexapodrobot.com/images/MSR_uBug/uBug_PG_Head_03.jpg

    Obviously this gripper is never going to lift a coke can ;)...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-´┐ŻBug

    The HexEngine supports PS2 control, along with a serial interface for users own control applications or a bluetooth link from a PC etc.

    I haven't decided about the battery steady yet, it may just...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-´┐ŻBug

    Safety, exactly that. I did consider Savox servos, but there was not much price difference.
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-´┐ŻBug

    At last I got some time to have a final go at a ┬ÁBug kit, this time based on the Hitec HS-65HB servos :) . In order the fit the servos I had to make a few changes to the kit, as the servo horns are...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    Thanks to all for the feedback, including the results from my forum its currently translucent thats winning.



    The coxa and femur servos are sandwiched togeterh in this desing, whihc keeps the...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    [quote=Zenta;28906]I prefer the solid white. I liked the black&white contrast. Matt, you must peel of the large labels on the side of the servos...;)

    -Zenta[/quote

    That's an interesting point...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    I need your help with another decision.. As you may know the test kit I had back from the laser cutters was in solid white, not translucent white as per my prototype and as I was intending to use....
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    One of my forum members asked:



    Well, I couldn't find a coke bottle, but I did find a coke can:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJtkZZ28vRo

    And a few size references:
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    I'm using a 5 Cell N pack, 6V NiMh 1600mAh, whihc gives about 50 mins continuous walk time. I have also got a 1300mAh LiPo pack that will fit, but you then need to regulate the voltage down to 6V.
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    Still working on the price as I'm still deciding which servos to use, but it looks as though the price is on target between ú275 & ú325 GBP.
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    Thanks Xan, I'm just starting to get the price together, but this very much depends on the servos I end up using, drop in here:http://www.hexapodrobot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=180&start=50 and...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    Servos are Vigor VS-15's. Equivalent spec to Hitec HS-65HB.

    I'm just starting to get a price together. :happy:
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    I pretty much finalized the design for the MSR-ÁBug today, and have added a number of features, most noticeable the head which is currently just pan, I may look at squeezing on a pan/tilt, but this...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    This kind of depends on what you want to do with it.. As far as getting a hexapod up and running as quickly and easily as possible, I would say the p.Brain-HexEngine would be about the easiest way to...
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    Poll: News/Announcement Re: micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    Indeed!! How about slung under a helicopter platform :veryhappy:
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    Poll: News/Announcement micromagic micro sized hexpod MSR-ÁBug

    For my next hexapod product, I'm thinking of using micro sized servos, and want to gauge who if anyone would be interested in a micro servo sized hexapod some thing like this:
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    News/Announcement Re: micromagic hexapod kit MSR-H01

    A couple of HexEngine control videos of the black MSR-H01 with Pan/Tilt head:

    Wave Gait 1, Leg Transition time = 0.35s

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

    Wave Gait 1, Leg Transition...
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