Femur/Foot redesign to allow for a switch in the foot

A project log for 3DOF Hexapod (Hexapi)

Hexapod using Inverse kinematics with a Raspberry PI 3 brain, XBox 360 Wireless controller running on Windows 10 IOT Core. (3d printed legs)

Larry W.Larry W. 05/28/2016 at 13:590 Comments

The redesign of the femur to accommodate a foot switch is in a working state:

The idea behind this, is to allow terrain adaptation as well as automatically calibrating the legs on startup.

The switch is not yet wired up, not really visible, but it is just under the cap head screw near the foot.

The redesign also allows using a threaded rubber foot typically used on furniture or a small appliance.