[chbot] Tee-hee-hee. :-)

Richard Jones richard.jones.1952 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 02:18:07 BST 2014

I just have to ask where did you order from and how much did it cost?

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On 7/08/2014 1:14 PM, "Chris Hellyar" <chris at trash.co.nz> wrote:

> Hi-ho…
> Had to share:  The courier just dropped off this box of goodies:
> http://logicalit.biz/forumimages/140807%20thekit.jpg
> Those who have been on the list a while might remember back in September
> 2003 when a small group of us met in the St Albans community centre I had a
> wee 3 servo perspex hexapod running off a Basic Stamp.  At the time I was
> saying how I was going to do amazing things with a bigger one.
> Well, its only taken me 11 years but I’ve finally put my money where my
> mouth is and ordered a 18servo alloy hexapod kit off ebay.
> In the middle I’ve played around with a few different designs but never
> really finished anything.  I have some single 3DOF legs in the junk box, a
> couple of 4DOF ones along with the mandatory collection of servos with
> stripped gears to show for my efforts.
> At the moment its a pile of bits as you can see, but finished size will be
> about 500mm across with the legs fully extended.  Should keep me off the
> streets for a while I’d say! :-)
> Electronics plan at this stage is an arduino mega running the phoenix
> inverse kinematics engine. Servo power will be a couple of 10A switching
> regulators for the servos fed from a 3cell 1800maH Lipo.  Probably a
> separate small 2cell lipo to run the micro, will see on that count although
> it’ll run tethered initially as I don’t have the ubecs yet, and even though
> the servos are metal geared I’ll just make smoke if I try to have it
> wandering around by itself before it’s debugged. :-)
> I'll post random progress photos over the next 11 years as I try to make
> it walk!
> Cheers, Chris H.
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