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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.

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hello will be vque could send me only the CODIG servo motor movements . to email

WilliamM111 month 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 AlanM1 month 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!!

shawal2 months ago

nice work =D if possible please send your code in

Mr AbAk2 months ago

Nice Ible

Build_it_Bob3 months ago

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

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


Arya429 months ago

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

abuchard9 months 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 ) ?

Arya4210 months 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.
RoboTable10 months 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)  RoboTable10 months ago

Thank you :)))

Arya4210 months 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?
phenoptix10 months ago

Well deserved win!

BikeHacker11 months ago

Has your cat attacked it yet? (;

Deividmaxx (author)  BikeHacker11 months ago

Not yet. :) jaja

BikeHacker11 months ago

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

Deividmaxx (author)  BikeHacker11 months 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.

edugimeno11 months 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)  edugimeno11 months ago

Siii jajaaj. Gracias

apburner11 months ago

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

Deividmaxx (author)  apburner11 months ago

Thank you :)

apburner11 months ago

Congrats on the 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) 11 months ago

I upload a new video :)

techsdata11 months ago

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


gweeds11 months 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!

achand811 months ago

Please upload a video of it in action!

lokoo achand811 months ago
epierce11 months ago

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

deonjwessels12 months ago

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)  deonjwessels11 months 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.

eric.atkinson12 months ago

This is an excellent project. Would you mind posting the CAD files for those with LASER cutters? I would like to build several with my engineering class.

Hey eric, maybe David could benefit from your LASER cutter?

Absolutely. I would happily cut him a set of parts for the files.

Deividmaxx (author)  eric.atkinson11 months 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.

wfoster611 months ago

amazing!!! this robot is just the greatest. I triple voted for you.

I love the fact that you used only 9g servos that really is quite remarkable

please consider posting this robot on letsmakerobots.

Deividmaxx (author)  wfoster611 months ago

Thank you. Ok, when I have time I will try to post it in letsmakerobots.

diy_bloke11 months ago

amazing. freaking amazing. you got my vote

Deividmaxx (author)  diy_bloke11 months ago

Thank you. :)

TJkml11 months ago


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