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

Chris Hellyar chris at trash.co.nz
Thu Aug 7 05:38:08 BST 2014

From this ebay seller:


There are a few folks selling them on ebay and also on aliexpress etc, but with the 18x metal geared servos, lower bearings and alloy horns this was an OK deal.  There are some sellers doing full kits cheaper with poor feedback or in the case of Aliexpress no feedback.

I’ve had a look through the kit bits now, although I should be working and it’s a bit of a jigsaw puzzle as there are no instructions but the hardware part of it will be the least of my problems I suspect. :-)

FYI, It appears to be a pretty much direct knock-off of the lynx-motion alloy hex.

Cheers, Chris H.

On 7/08/2014, at 1:18 pm, Richard Jones <richard.jones.1952 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just have to ask where did you order from and how much did it cost? Richard
> Sent from my phone
> 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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