Hello, I am currently designing and getting ready to build a small hexapod. In total it will have 14 servos, webcam, distance sensors, foot touch sensors, etc...
My question is about the servo's I am going to use. I am looking at using the HS475HB servos (76oz-in). They are at the upper end of my budget, but I want to make sure that they will have enough torque to move this along. I cannot estimate the weight of the robot, but it is mainly the weight of the 14 servos controller, and battery.
For the controller I have a CMU Qwerk, so I plan on making this tele-operated via onboard wi-fi, and controllable via Ipod Touch and or laptop.
Will these servos have enough torque based on what I've said? Any suggestions?
Here are a couple of pictures, this is still in preliminary design, so it is more of a schematic drawing.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/gscustoms/RobotRev5-1.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/gscustoms/RobotRev5-2.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/gscustoms/RobotRev5-3.gif
Also eventually as funds become available, I will be using these components for a larger more complicated bot:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/gscustoms/robot1.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/gscustoms/robot2.jpg