This is my latest project spurred on by Tybes' post on PLM design.
My wife got a bunch of AX-12s over the summer planning to build a robot. Well her busy schedule made building a robot all but impossible. so I decided to put those robot parts to good use. :-p
I designed all of the brackets using turboCAD, cut the parts out using a bandsaw and drill press. I then bent them using a bench vice and hammer. you can see the dings in all of the parts. The only parts left are the 3 DOF arms. Because we are on a tight budget I have to wait until next month to get the servos for those. I'm not sure about the weight. Adding arms might put it over the limit for AX-12s, and I can't really swing 18Fs right now. I have teflon for the bottoms of the feet, though I'm not sure I'm going to make those right away. I sort of want to see it moving first.
If possible I will be saving up to build an RX-24F version over the next two years... of course by then the RX-24Fs will be old hat and we will be using something really incredible.
Here are some pics and stats. I'll try to post more video as I get things up and running.
Height 18.25 inches
Legs 12.75 inches
Current weight 1.76 kg :-(
Here are the PDF files if you want to build one yourself. I'll update them periodically.