This weekend I have started work on a new biped project.
Some of you may be familar with my previous biped project. This new biped could be considered a continuation of the previous one but I belive that the platform is different enough to warrant a new thread.
Mostly autonomous platform to compete in many of the non-combat humanoid events at RoboGames.
To use as simple and as few unique aluminum as possible.
Designed in such a way that all controller electronics can fit in a 'backpack' allowing the mechanical platform and control solution to be independent of one another.
Have fun and learn alot!
Actuators: Dynamixel MX-28 servos
Controller: BeagleBone single board computer with custom interface 'cape' (to be designed)
IMU: SparkFun 9 DOF Razor running custom firmware.
Vision: USB webcam (TBD)
Software: C and C++ Stripped down and modified Darwin-OP source (as used in UpMech)
Frame: Mix of standard and custom aluminum brackets designed with Autodesk Inventor
Skin: 3D printed shell (TBD)
First pass mechanical design/assembly:
showing a placeholder for battery and possible areas for voltage regulation and power distribution boards behind the shoulders.
Comments, suggestions and criticism are welcome!