• Any bipedal creature needs this crucial part...

    stefane.lemay01/23/2023 at 19:38 2 comments

    I have started to tinker with ROS and Gazebo to implement what will be the most crucial part of the robot: Its brain!

  • A walker needs legs!

    stefane.lemay02/12/2021 at 00:15 0 comments

    Finally, the bottom part of my biped named Walk-R is now done.  After countless redesign and re-prints, here it goes!

    I will now spend my time researching how best to make it alive.

    The next steps:

    1. Integrating the MPU-6050 to the RPI4.
    2. Doing balancing tests
    3. Doing simulations in ROS Gazebo to study possible algorithms for balancing.

    That's it!

    Stay tuned!

  • Hardware changes (again)

    stefane.lemay07/11/2020 at 00:28 0 comments

    I finally got sick of battling with the XL-320, OpenCM and  Pixl boards.  It was either not working under Linux or not working with more than 6 servos.

    So, I looked up for something else and after a while, my choice stopped on the LewanSoul servos.  So far, they meet my expectations.  I have 1 leg done (minus the foot, which requires a redesign) and I'm waiting for the next batch of servos to come at my door.

    Stay tuned, as I will show up where I'm at when the second leg (and hips) is done!

  • Hardware changes

    stefane.lemay03/25/2019 at 16:35 0 comments

    I've begun to port the thing from the OpenCM to the Raspberry Pi, using the Pixl board.

    I still have issues with it, though.  Next post should be when I have solved those issues and have a robot standing on its own two legs!

    Next goal: A self-balancing biped bot...