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  1. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Besides the color and the scale being a bit too small, I like this head as a possibility. I'll print it again tonight and increase the size a little.
    If I choose this option, I'll have to add the...
  2. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Cataphract... That is really cool. I wonder why I seem to be the only one who's never heard of this guy??? I've gotta get out more!
    I'm not sure of the weight yet. He does max out my little 4 lb...
  3. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    His knees do face backwards when he walks (or when he finally gets around to it :happy:). I may have to evolve a bit on the legs. Originally this project started out to be similar to the AT-ST...
  4. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    LOL, yeah he can't even scratch his nose right now. :happy:
  5. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Been working on the arms. They're little stubs right now but there's more to come.
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    Had a little time this weekend to work on it a bit.
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    I'm confused.. Is Pypose and Dynapose the same thing?
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    This may have been covered elsewhere on the forum but I have to ask. Can the MX64t be used with the original controller that comes in the Bioloid kit? I have a CM5 and a CM510 from original Bioloid...
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    Interesting video, thank you for posting it. I have a feeling I will refer to it more than once.
    The arm Dynamixels will be here Friday so I've got to figure out some proportions for the upper...
  10. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Added the Arbotix-M last night and ID'd all the Dynamixels. I found Dynapose and was able to got the bot to stand up (after several attempts :veryhappy:).
    I like the idea of stringing poses...
  11. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    A little more progress!:veryhappy:
  12. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    I read the posts on Biped -IK. Sounds like I've got lots to learn.
    I may try the pose and capture route first, I know Bioloid has a Humanoid. Maybe I can learn from that.

    Would you mind giving...
  13. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Thank you Darkback2.
    The robot was initially supposed to use 7 servos and the number has grown to 18 not counting whatever I decide to do on the head. So many kind folks here have given me so...
  14. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Received some new parts on Friday so a little progress has been made. I cnc'd the hip plate out of mic-6 aluminum. The gears, bearings plates and thrust bearings all came from ServoCity. I even...
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    News/Announcement Re: Introducing the Jimmy Research Humanoid!

    That is the coolest thing! I've gotta have one!
  16. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    The short bracket on the ankle wasn't going to work out so I made some more changes. So far, I'm pretty happy with the added movement I picked up by changing the brackets.
  17. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Well I was all set to buy the last 4 MX-64T actuators today. After logging into my account I learned they are back ordered. Darn, double darn!
  18. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Thanks Zenta,
    I spotted the same thing last night on the ankle brackets. I may machine some brackets that are just a little longer to increase the ankle pitch.
    The whole assembly is getting some...
  19. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Made some changes following the Archer theme. Two axis leg joints are almost finished. I'll do the same on the hip for each side.
    The "spatual" feet look too small now. Guess some new shoes will...
  20. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Today is Sunday and the biped is on hold waiting for the UPS truck to deliver the next box of parts from Trossen tomorrow.
    I've decided to loosely pattern my biped after Zenta's Archer so I'll be...
  21. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    A bit more progress on the legs. I had to break down and buy a couple of ready made brackets for the top two servos. I'm beginning to think I'm going in the wrong direction with this leg setup. ...
  22. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Here's tonight's progress. Don't look to closely, I still need to break the edges and deburr some holes. They turned out nice although admittedly the feet pads look like spatulas with the handles...
  23. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Hmmmm have to work on my servo counting skills. :happy:
    The Archer is really neat and I like the way the weight displaces from side to side on the top. I plan to do mine the same way only I'll use...
  24. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    I saw a biped on Youtube that Zenta made. It has two servos on the foot and two on each side of the hip. One servo on the knee for a total of 10 or 11 I think. Mine may progress to that...
  25. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    Pypose...
    I'll give it a try. Thanks very much.
    I'm running the foot pads as I type this. Should have a picture of the finished pad tomorrow. The second set of angle brackets turned out nice!
  26. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    I should have posted this to begin with. This is what I'm building, only with MX-64 actuators. I'll use a Arbotix-M as well.

    I know dynamixel has a program that allows you to see the numerical...
  27. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    The first couple of prototype brackets turned out nice. I still haven't cut the bottom parts yet that will connect the two halves together.
    The pockets are cut down .180 leaving about .070 bottom...
  28. Thread: MX64 Biped

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    MX64 Biped

    I've seen all the amazing things people here are doing. Guess I caught the bug to build something that walks from all these great projects I see.
    I've purchased 8 MX-64T Dynamixels and plan to...
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    Re: Bioloid brackets in red???

    Those are great!
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    Wanted: MX64 brackets

    Anyone have some MX64 brackets they might want to sell?
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    Re: Tracks tracks and more tracks!

    [QUOTE=DangerousThing;63837]Beautiful metalwork there. I can't wait to see what you'll do with those track-sets.

    I ran a few sets on the cnc. Some were sold on ebay and others are still waiting...
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    Re: Tracks tracks and more tracks!

    Lol, I didn't even notice the gripper hadn't been installed yet in that picture. It does kinda look like a tail.
    :)
    Thanks for that laugh!
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    Re: Tracks tracks and more tracks!

    More track ideas!
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    Contest Entry Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    After viewing your rebuild I came to two conclusions. First, the engineering and execution are amazing. All those gears working together, Wow! Second, to be able to program that boggles my mind. ...
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    Re: Bioloid brackets in red???

    Wow! After reading the How-to I've got to give that a try! Thanks Kevin0!
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    Bioloid brackets in red???

    I've been poking around looking at some of the other projects users of the Bioloid are making. Where do I get those sexy red Bioloid brackets I keep seeing? Mine came in white and I see black ones...
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    Re: OKQ1: 4DOF MX Quad Mech

    Amazing work!
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    Re: Tracks tracks and more tracks!

    The bot labeled "almost done" is my version of the tri-track offered by LM. The track side plates are cnc 6061 with laser cut inlays of blue acrylic. The motors are 32mm planetary units. The bot...
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    Re: Tracks tracks and more tracks!

    Got the new Arbotix-M boards today. Now I just have to choose which bot to install it in.....
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    Re: New Arbotix-M not communicating with my PC

    For some closure on this thread, the two new Arbotix-M controllers arrived in today's mail. (Picture Happy Dance here)
    I plugged them in to the AVR programmer and both boards took the program and...
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