Thanks, glad you liked it!
I've just made a new video of MorpHex for demonstrating the rolling feature. One thing you may notice is that MorpHex rolls more or less in a curved direction instead of a straight forward direction. This is caused by the asymmetric design; the upper sphere section vs. the lower section. I'm about to get my hands on some more of those high torque servos and I'm thinking of making MorpHex more symmetrical again. Actually, that was my original plan:
I've found a way around the wiring issue but I might want to go for a totally different leg design too. At this moment I'm not sure.
Anyway, here is the new video:
I hope you enjoyed it! I'm also using this video to promote my April contest entry at the Boca Bearings 2012 Innovation Competition. The video with the most votes will be announced winner at the beginning of the following month. Out of all monthly winners the jury of Boca Bearings will select a grant prize winner who will receive $10000 in cash. The two follow up winners will receive their own Makerbot 3D printer.
To be the monthly winner I need your vote.
If you want to see more advanced robots coming out of my hands leave your vote here. Every vote is highly appreciated! Thanks
Real cool progress! i just saw it featured on engadget, nice.
cant wait for the next version (for its better rolling capabilities)
keep it up!!
edit; oh and voted for you
Last edited by Suicidal.Banana; 04-03-2012 at 06:50 AM.
This thing vaguely reminded me of the strange shape-changing tetrahedral thing that killed someone in the (otherwise not-recommended) "Demon seed"
Zenta, as always a crazy awesome project. I was wondering how well you'd be able to make that thing rule, but I should have never second guessed your programming. That is amazing.
Voted for you on the boca bearings contest. Awesome work sir. Love it, and want it.
Vote confirmed - hope it goes well for you Zenta
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