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First leg prototype

A project log for Mildred the Hexapod

Yet another 3d printed hexapod, but this one is mine! (and it's matte black)

Fran├žois Ubald BrienFran├žois Ubald Brien 04/04/2019 at 19:460 Comments

2019-03-08 Made a first leg prototype with the initial three servos I had.

Starting with one leg gave me a chance to both test the tolerance and clearances on my 3d printed parts and experiment with the Dynamixel SDK early, before committing to buying fifteen more servos. I initially thought the OpenCM9.04 would be enough to drive the motors since I don't plan on running code on it, only Dynamixel protocol data. But it doesn't handle the speeds that the U2D2 can so I will order one with the rest of the motors.

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