Hexapod Robot





Introduction: Hexapod Robot

I built an open source, arduino-based, bluetooth hexapod robot.  I currently drive it from my PC simulator (also open source).  I'm trying to figure out how to drive it with Android phones, iPhones, PS3 remotes, and Wii remotes.  I'm also writing assembly instructions because I would like to sell this robot as a kit to students, hobbyists, and anyone who thinks robots = awesome.

Instructables on how to build your own here.

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Great build, thanks for sharing!

I was amazed by how hexapod tech got improved in these years. I believe it's the open source spirit that makers like aggrav8d have that brought the hexapod industry this far.

hi aggrav8d i am a student in my last year and i am making a spider robot with 4 legs as a Graduation project i complete the hardware but i have problem in the arduino code please can u help me and send the code to my address ...i will be grateful u because the project must delivers at the end of the next month and my future depend on this project...
my Emile: asaadhadeer@yahoo.com


Is it just the video, or do those servos twitch really bad?

Do we can have the code source of your project ?

Read the instructions again.

Some Ideas : - Since the sixaxis controller works in linux, you could use a really tiny computer mounted on top of your hexapod, connected to the displayduino via usb and add a mini bluetooth dongle (check out : fit-PC2 http://www.fit-pc.com/web/fit-pc2/fit-pc2-specifications/ and for the bt dongle http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11866 ). - There are two ways to control your robot from your iphone : one is using the bluetooth chip on the iphone to talk directly via rfcomm to the bt chip on your robot ( check this project : http://code.google.com/p/btstack/ ), the second way is by using the fit-PC2 as a wifi router and write an app (on the iphone) to send control info via wifi to an app running on the fit-PC2, which will then send the control info to the displayduino via usb. - If you can't buy the fit-PC2, you can check out the fonera+, a tiny router from fon, on which you can install linux ( http://openwrt.org/ ) and write your own apps in c/c++ ( https://shop.fon.com/FonShop/shop/FR/ShopController?view=product&product=PRD-018&language=en ) Hope that helps...


" I'm trying to figure out how to drive it with Android phones, iPhones, PS3 remotes, and Wii remotes." have you taken a look at GlovePIE? its a pretty nice program for making and running scripts for Wiimote input. im pretty sure you could make a script that will work with your bot.