Step 1: Disassemble the Hexbug Spider
Step 2: Lift the Head Off the Spider and Remove the Circuit Board
Step 3: Cut the Battery and Motor Wires at the Board and Strip the Ends
Strip approximately 1/4 inch of insulation off the end of all six wires.
Make sure the batteries have been removed from the battery holder.
Step 4: Remove the Plastic Insert in the Spider Head, Pull the Wires Through, and Replace the Head
Step 5: Connect the EMGRobotics ADMCB to the Spider Using the Screw Terminals
It's very important that all the wires are connected to the ADMCB EXACTLY as shown. Reversing the connections can either damage the ADMCB or cause the robot to move incorrectly.
Connecting the wires to the ADMCB is easy using the flat head screw terminals. Insert the stripped wires into the holes as shown, and tighten the screw above the hole using a small flat head screwdriver. After tightening, check that no copper wire strands are shorting together.
Double check all your connections and make sure there are no shorts (connections between wires) before inserting batteries.
Step 6: Use a Rubber band to Secure the ADMCB to the Hexbug Spider
Step 7: Mounting an Android Phone on the HexBug Spider XL - Method #1
Step 8: Mounting an Android Phone on the HexBug Spider XL - Method #2
He built a very cool mount for me using a laser cutter.
i cannot speak highly enough of the people at Pumping Station One. They invited me out there to do a presentation on computer vision back in January and ended up building these great mounts for me.
Step 9: Controlling the Robot Using Computer Vision or RFO BASIC
You can learn more about using RFO BASIC for Android to control the robot here: http://buildsmartrobots.ning.com/profiles/blogs/building-an-android-basic-programmable-tank-for-less-than-50-00
Or you can download the EMGRobotics Robot Controller directly from Google Play: