Looking very good Jim!
That's more like it!
Thanks a lot Kåre! It really means a lot to hear that from you! Yeah I hated leaving the upside down femur picture as the latest progress, but just ran out of time. I'm really liking the look of it now.
I like the options of having the SSC-32 inside the body and the BB2 in the tail. I think its a good idea to concentrate most of the mass in the center of the robot by placing both battery and SSC-32 in the body (if that's possible?).
Yup it is possible. I figured the vertical hip servo was already much lower than the bottom body panel, so I took advantage of it and implemented 3/8" standoffs for the battery cover. It lowers the ground clearance a bit, but even that behemoth 8000mAh battery fits inside the chassis and that's with the SSC-32 lowered 1" inside the top chassis panel.
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The proportions looks fine. I would recommend using 5645's servos in the mandibles if you wan't an even better grip, 645 will do the job though. But there is a significant difference in using digital vs analog servos when it comes to holding torque.
Not sure if I should make the 5685 (7.4vdc version of the 5645 which is going away) the default or make them an upgrade. We'll see... Here is an image of the mandibles/head rotation. I am extremely pleased with how well this worked out!
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Looking forward to more pics!
You beat me to it.
The contact switch tibias looks awesome! Wan't one... (six)!
I bet it will work very fine.
A minor tweak to the holes on the movable portion of the tibia and it's perfect.
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