I've been reading for a while and am currently waiting for a shipment from DigiKey so that I can build the $50, er $80 robot- I ordered the ISP2 programmer.
In the mean time, I got my hands on a RoboPhilo kit and during the building I have encountered a problem. All 17 of the large servos are equipped with caps that have tabs which are meant only for the two servos which mount onto each of the robot's feet (ankle servos), and these tabs make the servos impossible to fit into the other mounting brackets.
I sent an email explaining the problem to the customer service contact listed on RoboPhilo's website, since the forums and FAQ are 'coming soon'- how long has this robot been on the market? However, since the website is long out of date, I am not confident that I will get a satisfactory response.
I believe I can pretty easily modify the servos by removing the tabs, but I was wondering whether anyone here has build a RoboPhilo and had similar problems... if so what was your remedy?
It looks like I just might build the $50 robot first, especially if I have to wait for replacement parts for the RoboPhilo.
Thanks for your time,