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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Wow! Congratulations!

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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Wow, your kids have cool toys to play with?

    How do you children interact with the robots you make.

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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Well congrats on that. Too bad we can't see your work for awhile. But definately congrats!

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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenta View Post
    Hi, Yes I've done many thoughts of how to control and interact with it. Also planning to add an 6 DOF IMU so that it always know how it's oriented.

    BTW:
    Sadly (or luckily) I won't be able to do much more about this project until next year because I got my #3 son last sunday night . So I'm a bit occupied with family and Christmas stuff at the time..
    AWESOME news Zenta! Congratulations and God Bless you and yours!

    Paul

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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Thanks! It's always a bit exciting when having a new family member. More work and more fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdolecki View Post
    Wow, your kids have cool toys to play with?

    How do you children interact with the robots you make.
    Well, the "toys" are just mine for now..

    They think robots are fun to watch but I've not included them very much into robotics yet (they are only 4 and 6 years old). Its more Lego and stuff like that we currently play with.
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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    This is insanely awesome. You never cease to amaze me Zenta!

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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Quote Originally Posted by cire View Post
    This is insanely awesome. You never cease to amaze me Zenta!
    Thanks!

    I've not done much progress since november on this project. I've only made a stand and some decks. I'll post more info later.
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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Hey Zenta real real cool work , love it :-) always a pleasure seeing your work in progress.
    People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.


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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    I saw this new project of yours and... (jaw drop)

    Anyhow, congratulations, hope things are going well

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    Re: MorpHex, a sphere formed morphing hexapod

    Hi,

    Its been awhile since I posted anything about MorpHex. I've not got much time for it either. Sadly this has to be a longterm project.
    Anyway, I just wanted to post some minor updates. I've added two decks (acrylic, I'm not sure to be honest) that are going to hold the electronics on one side and the battery on the other side:


    Still a lot of work left. But thats kinda good thing since I'm strongly considering to build a humanoid using the 5990's, meaning that I've not wasted to much time.

    Its much easier to work on MorpHex when you have a strong stand:





    One big challenge was to guide the power wires from the battery from one side to the other due to all the gears and the outher (variable) body parts. I solved it by carefully drill a hole through the battery-deck and inserting two brass tubes:


    The power wires are going to be guide through these brass tubes. The tubes protects the wires from being crushed between all the gears. That would be very messy using LiPo power.. :lol:
    Picture from the battery-deck:


    Talking about LiPo. I'm considering to apply the 5990's directly to the LiPo without any regulators. So I'm using some self-made power distributors, the principle is very easy. Only ground and signal are connected to the SSC-32.
    A picture of the power distributors:

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