This is a six legged robot I did in 2001. He is about 12 inchs long
(about 30cm) and about 6 inches tall (about 15cm). Nails is a
remote controlled by a LINX RF receiver module. A terminal
program on the desktop computer is used to send commands to the robot.
Here is the Basic X source
code for the microcontroller on the robot. The code
commented well enough so that it is easy to understand what is going
on. The schematic for nails seems to
missing at the moment.
The "not quite autonomous" robot uses 2 servos per leg to move the
"nails" up, down, forward and backward. I.E. Two degrees of
freedom per leg
This is the left side of Nails. He doesn't have his batteries
installed at the moment. The tall, black object near the top
the photo is a
DC/DC converter from Lambda. The frame is made mostly out of
angled aluminum from a local hardware store.
This is a front view of Nails. This gives a much better view of the
legs and how they are put together. The circuit board in front is used
for structural support. The green, black, and white sphere
between the two upper servos is a gameboy camera.
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