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• Made from ultra-tough laser-cut Lexan structural components
• It's round body symmetry makes this a very unique hexapod walker
• Robot uses Hitec 645MG for legs
The Lynxmotion BH3-R Hexapod Robot Kit (BotBoarduino - 645MG) - BH3RCAU-BLK is a very unique hexapod walker. The three DOF (degree of freedom) leg design provides the flexibility required to walk in any direction. The robot uses 18 HS-475 / HS-645 servos for the legs. The combo kit includes everything you need to make a functional robot except batteries. This is one of the most sophisticated walking robot offerings. It's truly amazing to see in action. This economy version of manufacturer research level robot is perfect for the hobbiest or college robotics labs.
The robot is made from ultra-tough laser-cut Lexan structural components, custom injection molded components, and high-quality aluminum Servo Erector Set brackets.
Controlling the Robot
The combo kit comes with the SSC-32, Bot Board II, and BASIC Atom Pro 28. By offloading the servo pulse generation and sequence movement timing to the SSC-32 the BASIC Atom has plenty of power to do some really cool things. The PowerPod program allows the robot to walk with variable speed, in any direction (translation), or turn in place (rotation), or any combination of the two. The leg lift and ride height is adjustable as well as the gait walking speed. There are preset walking modes for tall grass, tile floor, low profile and normal operation. You can rotate the body in every axis. There are also pre programmed poses and a sleep mode. All of these are accessible from the controller. Manufacturer recommend the wireless PS2 controller to get the robot up and running quickly. There is also a serial control mode for controlling the robot via a serial connection. PowerPod is the Free windows program that completely automates the program creation for the Atom processor.
The robot is compatible with the following batteries and chargers.
- NiCad & Ni-MH Universal Smart Charger
- 6.0 Volt Ni-MH 2800mAh Battery Pack
SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility (created using FlowBotics Studio)
The Lynxmotion SSC-32 Servo Controller board can be easily controlled with the new SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility. It is available as a free downloadable utility which makes it easy to experiment with robotics and animatronics. It can be found in the Useful Links section.
This utility is an example of the type of program which can be built using, which includes this program as an open source demo project. The SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility program enables you to easily move servo motors, calibrate their position, store and playback motion sequences, upgrade the SSC-32 firmware and more.