I'm kinda new to this hobby, but I'm very interested. I fell in love with the hexapods, watching Zenta's A-Pod walking around in 2009, Thanks for that, Zenta!
So, I wanted to build one for myself and the first thing was a CAD model by Google SketchUp.
In the course of time there were a lot of improvements, the first picture shows not the final design, but you can see i was inspired by Zenta's T-Hex
So this was nearly 2.5 years ago, but this year in my vocational school, i have the possibility to build it for the "Mechatroniker Exposition" (little thing, were the mechatronics of the school show their talent and ability)
Anyway, in my company we have a laser cutting machine and the body and the legs were cut out for me.
Also I knew, I use the ARC-32 Board, because this should be a kind of a low cost project.
The next step was to place all the servos and I used the MG995 -> come from china and just one fifth works well but hey, they are cheap
I just had to assemble the feet to the body, but custom made alu brackets are too weak, so i decided to make them out of V2A with just 1.5 mm thickness.
After bending and welding them together I could assemble the whole kit.
I would very appreciate if I may name him T-Phoenix because of the design of Zenta's T-Hex and the Phoenix legs.
Servos are assembled after the Phoenix Assembly Guide.
But now I would have a few questions
1. I want to remote control it, I know there's a PS2 Controller, but is the receiver included and how do I connect it to the ARC 32?
2. Of course I want it to walk, is there already a code written for the ARC-32?
Thanks a lot for reading my story