hi. from unpacking the box, to powering it up it took about 4 hours include some programming issues.
The parts are from lynxmotion. unfortunately i did photo the build process but i will tell you a bit more about the project.
i have been looking at creating a new 3DOf leg design without using the conventional Lynxmotion Systems, and to make something slightly different.
i stumbled across Franks Robots on youtube:Review of robots designed and built by Frank and his students
from this i have used a selection of systems to create this
the body was built using lynxmotion hexapod chassis:
we are having a few mechanical problems as well as the known phoenix/h3r code conversions problems
As a prototype concept i like to make sure im getting as many problems with it as i can. so the improvements can be made for future builds.
At the moment we know that the legs are not as strong and the rods need reinforcing or changing. im popping out at some point today to pick up some new parts that i think will help.
Another very surprising thing is, is that its heavier than previous hexapods. Weight (w/out batteries)AH3
= 3lb 13oz.Phoenix
= 3lb 10oz.ID3
= 4lb 10oz. :shock:
the weight is making the rods pop out from their threads and also bending due to force when walking. (mainly during rotation)
After making the first leg design as i just posted, Jim Frye, "the Robot Guy" from lynxmotion kindly offered to sponsor this project. allowing me to build it as a prototype. not sure if he will be making it into a kit but if you wanted to build one here are the parts.
the servos are hs645Mg servos and not the ones shown.
Also the femur leg sections were made up by lynxmotion for this project. they are 4" and kinda like the phoenix ones.
The Leg Project>http://www.lynxmotion.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6144
The Concept Build>http://www.lynxmotion.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6461