Over several years I have been having a lot of fun with several different Lynxmotion Hex Robots. I started off with a CH3-R and then added a Phoenix, T-Hex... All of these use Hitec (non digital) servos. Originally all of these were running using Basic Atom Pros or Arc32s, which are fine processors, but I personally perfer working in C/C++. Over the last year+ I have played around and ported the Phoenix code to C. First to run on a library I hacked up for the Basic Atom Pros /Arc32. Later to Arduinos and likewise Chipkit (Pic32)... I am having a lot of fun with this and have lots of projects that I want to and will do, ...
But, I have also been interested in Robotis for a long time (even before there was a US distributer). Every once in awhile I become tempted to try out something different like the PhantomX. Still thinking about it, but had a few questions.
1) Every video and the like I have seen of the Phantom, shows it moving really fast. Can it move Slow and smooth. That is one of things that I really liked when I first saw Zenta's phoenix.
2) The Arbotix Robocontroller, uses an Atmega644p processor, which is not a standard Arduino processor. I am assuming that your configuration is probably Sanguino like. The Sanguino sites talk about installing build 0018 of the Arduino software. Are you limited to this, or can you get this up to Arduino 1.0?
3) When developing code for the Arbotix, do you normally download programs using the boot loader or ISP or I get the impression the Sanguino boot loader allows you to download over the XBEE at 38400.
Again I am not sure yet if I will do this. But it would be fun to try out the Robotis servos and then maybe update the code to be able to control it from my DIY XBee controllers, try the Phoenix code on it...