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Offline PenthTopic starter

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Crab Robot
« on: July 16, 2008, 07:36:44 AM »
I am interested in making a crab like robot. I've searched through the forums a few times now and found several decapod robots although one set of legs would be pincers so they don't necessarily need to be in the equation immediately. My question is, can anyone point me to tutorials/videos/schematics of jointed legs? I am comfortable with programming/wiring/circuitry for a robot but my motor/mechanic knowledge is lacking.

Offline Steve Joblin

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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 10:47:35 AM »
I think one of the simplest designs is the hexbug... they are coming out with a crab version soon that will be sold at RadioShacks... http://www.hexbug.com/.
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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 02:23:29 PM »
Thanks for the link. Those things are actually quite cool for only $10. I was hoping for more of a design of an individual  insect/spider leg that has at least a shoulder and elbow joint type structure that could both be controlled through motors/actuators.

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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 02:50:36 PM »
hmmm... you might find some design inspiration from Crabfu (http://www.crabfu.com/swashbot/)

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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 03:53:58 PM »
If you are looking for a cool robot kit, check out www.1sorc.com for their crab robot kits.
You can check out how they look, etc. here :
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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 04:19:48 PM »
Well a crab is just a hexapod with some forearms basically. Theres plenty of tutorials out there on how to build your own hexapod. Basically just build a hexapod and take the same leg technology and add some crab claws to the front of your bot.
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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 12:33:19 AM »
they need claws now?
although that would be pretty neat ;D
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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009, 02:09:36 PM »
they need claws now?
although that would be pretty neat ;D
Their pincers are called claws... right?.... definitely...
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Re: Crab Robot
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 03:29:47 PM »
i can think of a tiny crab robot the size fo a shoe chasing someone around pincing at their feet...
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