Then you looked at the price and …well…maybe… not so cool?
Well, read on and you can make it real – a real hexapod for less than a hundred bucks. It uses only three hobby servos, a battery, and a microcontroller of your choice. Construction is mostly wood and glue. It moves forward and backwards and turns left and right.
Here is a video of my hexapod crawler, which I call “Walkin Sticks”.
Step 1: Two ways to build, or why CAD programs are so useful.
This “in-line” method allows walking on carpet without drag and strain on the servos. If you plan to only operate on smooth surfaces and do not need this feature, you could greatly simplify the construction.