Picture of Hexapoduino: tiny hexapod 3D printed, Arduino controlled
A few time ago, i found out a 3d printed Micro-Hexapod on Thingiverse.
I started to work on it in the following ways:
- create new accessories/components 3D printable
- explore the possible ways to drive this hexapod.

Here the results:
- a parametric battery holder that fits perfectly on it, without screws
- a parametric pen holder that transforms this hexapod in a drawbot!
- you can drive this hexapod via bluetooth, from your smartphone (here you can find also an Android App!) or from your PC
- you can drive this hexapod by using your nunchuk
- the hexapod can act as a light follower (thanks to 2 LDR)

Now you'll see how to build a full working hexapod!

Step 1: BOM

Picture of BOM
You need the following PRINTED PARTS:
1x Micro-Hexapod
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5156 (by ljon)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34796 (remixed by carlosgs)
files: body.stl & legs.stl

1x battery clip for 4AA
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:109807 (by me)
file: battery_clip_4AA.stl

1x Pen Holder 
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:110331 (by me)
files: PenHolder_hexapoduino_front.stl & PenHolder_hexapoduino_back.stl

You can eventually print an insect head / smile / other to put in front of the hexapod, to personalize it.

You need also the ELECTRONIC PARTS:
1x Arduino Mini or Arduino UNO (or compatible)
3x Microservo 9G
4x AA batteries (better if rechargable)

Then, if you want to make a light follower robot, you need:
2x LDR
2x 10K resistor

If you want to drive you robot using a nunchuk, you need:
1x nunchuk
1x nunchuk adapter (you can buy it or you can remove from an old / broken wiimote)
1x 10K resistor

If you want to drive you robot via bluetooth, you need:
1x HC-05 (or compatible) bluetooth module
1x 2K2 resistor
1x TS2950 33 (or compatible) voltage regulator 

pictux (author) 2 years ago
Hi and thanks :)
Yes, in the video i'm controlling it via bt.
Anyway, it draws the "star" simply turning left (or right) continuosly.
This is a very cool robot, looking forward to start building it, but in the video are you controlling ir via bluetooth?
TecDroiD2 years ago
i love that microdinkel :)
mikeyd43902 years ago
where can I purchase the chassis? I don't have a printer.
pictux (author)  mikeyd43902 years ago
Hi, maybe www.shapeways.com can help you!

Another way is to subscribe to reprap Forum:
and ask there for the printing: someone will help you!
BrittLiv2 years ago
Your pictures are awesome! Good job!
Aleator7772 years ago
Wicked awesome. Im a big fan of minimal design with maximum potential, and you totally nailed it. Great work!