Picture of DIY handmade Hexapod with arduino (Hexdrake)
2013-10-06 11.54.28.jpg
2013-10-06 11.55.51.jpg
2014-05-03 11.17.52.jpg
2014-05-03 11.18.03.jpg
2014-05-03 11.18.27.jpg

Hello, I'm David and in this instructable I'll show how I made this hexapod whose name is Hexdrake.

Since I was 16 I became interested in electronic and later in robotics. After getting some level and programming skills using arduino I decided to build a robot something more interesting than a simple robot with two wheels . I liked the idea of having a hexapod but did not have much money to buy one.

So I built a low cost 2DOF hexapod made with hand-cut wood and Sg90 servos.

Step 1: Parts needed

Picture of Parts needed
2014-04-17 09.52.50.jpg
2014-04-17 09.53.42.jpg
2014-04-17 09.53.58.jpg
2014-04-17 09.54.13.jpg
2014-04-17 10.01.33.jpg
1-40 of 66Next »

This is really wonderful,

I would like to translate your work into another language.

Can you please provide me with the PCB files of the eyes and the remote controller?

Here is my email [nihon.sahli@gmail.com]

Thank you very much in advance.

shadowamit1 month ago
bro can it produce same microsecond signal as a remote transmitter


in company made transmitter the joystick channel varies from 1000-2000 micro second

can it produce like that...
shadowamit1 month ago
bro can it produce same microsecond pulse as in any other 6 channel remote..... ie when we shift the gear it runs from1000 to 2000 micro second...
icey.hood3 months ago

can i use a buck converter rather than the UBEC 8A/15A Voltage Regulator

Fabiand13 months ago

amigo me puedes mandar una guía del tamaño de las piezas y diagrama de flujos por favor le agradecería.

Fabiand1 Fabiand13 months ago
Mi correo fabianandres59@hotmail.com
kamhagh3 months ago

wy do you have to use a library? i read the 4 page datasheet and its extremly easy to use and understand!

Blasphemor4 months ago

hey, un proyecto alucinante. Me ha cautivado tanto que lo estoy haciendo. Y por ahí leí que ESPAÑOL, por eso escribo en español y no en ingles.

Estoy teniendo muchos problemas con el codigo final, será que me puedes enviar los archivos de arduino te lo agradecería infinitamente. [metalero_77@hotmail.com]

Gracias de antemano

Hexadrake rules !!!

RiyaVader4 months ago

Omg! It's amazing! *_*

hello will be vque could send me only the CODIG servo motor movements . to email bruno.b_alberto@hotmail.com

WilliamM116 months ago

Hello, I really enjoyed reading about your project. I was hoping that I would be able to achieve some of the same things. I was hoping you could send me your body part dimensions to help guide me as I really enjoyed the look of your project.

Thank you!

Erick AlanM6 months ago

hi Deividmaxx
im new in this page and your project is amazing!!
i really love it.

i need to ask...

can you share your circuit and body parts templates?

i really want make my own hexapod and your design is great for free time project.

thanks for your post and congrats!!

shawal7 months ago

nice work =D if possible please send your code in sharifshawal@yahoo.com

Mr AbAk7 months ago

Nice Ible

Build_it_Bob8 months ago

That is crazy ! I love it ...amazing work !

I'm shaking my head ....excellent !


Arya421 year ago

What kind of wooden board was used? It looks like particle board but it is difficult to tell.

abuchard1 year ago


je voudrais savoir si tu pouvais mettre un lien pour le code arduino

first EPIC! 2ed can it be trend into a defends bot / small alltetran velical ? ( sorry for spelling ) ?

Arya421 year ago
What kind of electrolytic capacitors and slide switch are on the eye control board? They don't seem to be in the parts list.
RoboTable1 year ago

I feel this instructable really captures the ethos of this site. You managed to put together this really intricate machine with hand-cut wood, no need for 3-d printing or cnc cutters, just good old DIY'ing. Not to say those are bad, because they are awesome, just the spirit of those on the cheap builds really moves me. You really deserve this, I was rooting for you from the beginning, and am so glad you won. Keep on building! You Rock!

Deividmaxx (author)  RoboTable1 year ago

Thank you :)))

Arya421 year ago
I am getting the exact same servos as what you used but I am having difficulty with making the templates. Do you have dimensions or AutoCAD files?
phenoptix1 year ago

Well deserved win!

BikeHacker1 year ago

Has your cat attacked it yet? (;

Deividmaxx (author)  BikeHacker1 year ago

Not yet. :) jaja

BikeHacker1 year ago

Very nice. You could also add a camera to it!

Deividmaxx (author)  BikeHacker1 year ago

Thanks you. I had not thought about adding a camera but I think it would be a bit tricky due to the small size and limited space of the hexapod haha.

edugimeno1 year ago

Y Español!! Orgullo patrio. Si señor. Good job. Amazing project. Very nice finish. I wish I had more free time to build this. And you also invested time in a pretty nice storage box, awesome!!

Deividmaxx (author)  edugimeno1 year ago

Siii jajaaj. Gracias

apburner1 year ago

Congrats on the HackADay.com write up. Good work on your hexapod. I might have to fire up my scollsaw and build this thing.

Deividmaxx (author)  apburner1 year ago

Thank you :)

apburner1 year ago

Congrats on the HackADay.com write up. Good work on your hexapod. I might have to fire up my scollsaw and build this thing. You wouldn't happen to be adding a third dimention to these legs are you. I think maybe a standard size servo would be able to handle the up and down movement of these legs.

Deividmaxx (author) 1 year ago

I upload a new video :)

techsdata1 year ago

Hello excellent job of hexapod, be so kind as to send hexapod design to my email. techsdata@hotmail.com, thank you very much .. the greetings.


gweeds1 year ago

Dude, good work on doing all this by hand ie No laser cutting or CNC'ing, The red edging on the black legs instantly drew me to this. Awesome work!

achand81 year ago

Please upload a video of it in action!

lokoo achand81 year ago
epierce1 year ago

I like to see somebody not using a CNC machine and taking pleasure in their work!! Well done!!

Fantastic project. Any chance that you could post the actual autocad file as I would like to cut the parts on my cnc router. Thank you.

Deividmaxx (author)  deonjwessels1 year ago

The CAD file is only for reference. The parts are not drawn with the real measurements of the paper patterns, that are the originals.

1-40 of 66Next »