Wow, nice work guys! It looks really awesome!
Thanks for the detailed pictures. It looks like you managed to build the 3DOF neck without having to increase the offset of the lower and upper body part. That makes it a lot easier to construct in large numbers.
I second Zenta that it's smart to have the SSC inside the body because of the huge amount of wires this baby needs.
Yup! The head rotate works much better than I thought it would.
Great job on the pressure switches. Seems that this fella needs to get his code done so it can be used!
Do you also have an pressure switch in the mandibles? It should be a good thing to make sure it only grips a can of beer, not crushes it
Well for some reason there was a problem and not all of the holes were cut into the prototype mandible parts, so I wasn't able to test the sensors yet. We will sort it out.
b.t.w. maybe you should make it possible to let people buy this kit in sections. Like get the body with legs and once there done playing with that, add the head and tail. Offcourse this hex is all about it's overall looks including head and tail. But this would keep the cost down for starters. And buyers have options to increase there project/complexity by adding parts. Or even add custom heads, tails. Just an idea though
Again, great work!
Yep I agree. We will offer the full kit and the basic hexapod walker, and offer the legs, mandibles, and abdomen separately.
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