Hackaday Prize Entry: 18-DOF Hexaopod Aiming to Float
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[Ken Conrad] didnt like spiderbot projects he saw on the Internet: they mostly had 2 degrees of freedom per legif not fewer. He set out to make a hexapod robot with 18 DOF and the ability to move in any direction. Measuring around 20 from tip to tip, the custom, 3D-printed chassis was designed around eighteen SG90 9g micro servos. Each leg has 3 servos, one to move the tip, one for the middle, and one to move the entire leg back and forth, crab-style.
Perhaps the most intriguing notion of the project are the big paddle-like legs. [Ken] hopes …read more