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SketchyWalker Robot Hexapod

Hexapod I'm building with my gf Sam

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This is a hexapod robot we are working on.  It aims to be cool looking, fun, and an interesting project for us to work on together.

We are using lots of 3D printed parts, for now this is done really cheaply, we may upgrade things once we get going though.

I have uploaded our STL files :)

Here is our latest video on the hexapod:

base_servo_mount_blk.stl

Parts that connect the legs to the base, attaches a servo as well.

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leg-seg-b-grn-1-double.stl

First of two prints in green for leg segment b - doubled (so two sets in one print)

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leg-seg-b-grn-2.stl

Second of two prints in green for leg segment b

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leg-seg-b-grn-1.stl

First of two prints in green for leg segment b

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leg-bracket-grn.stl

connects between the leg and the base servo mount

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  • 1 × esp32
  • 18 × sg90 servo motor
  • 999 × 3D printed parts

  • Fully Built (minus electronics)

    Dylan Brophy08/14/2019 at 23:44 0 comments

    This log is posted more than a little late...

    Here it is! Albeit without the breadboard & battery

    Before making it all one piece we assembled all of the legs.  We had them is this giant stack:


    What's next?

    We need 18 PWM pins to control all of the servos...  So we ordered a TLC5940 breakout from Sparkfun.  It doesn't play nice with MicroPython currently (working on that), so for now I'm going to use an ATMega328p to bridge the connection.  The Arduino library seems good, at least if you go through the Library manager.  So getting all of the servos actually connected is the next task...

  • Printed parts for the base, how things are constructed, youtube, building....

    Dylan Brophy07/27/2019 at 22:56 0 comments

    I first made a video after printing more parts.  It explains more of the construction as well.  After video are pictures of things built!

    We made a big mess when building XD

    Then we started with the part we call "section a":

    Finally we built all of the legs and put them outside in hopes that the glow in the dark parts would charge (didn't work :/)

    Yeet! :D

  • Base design

    Sam myers07/21/2019 at 18:07 0 comments

    so this a design I made for the base of our robot!!! We had already made a basic design for it but this blue print has the added benefit of the base plate which will allow us to mount the hardware on more easily. Also I made some green deacl designs to make it look extra freaky freash. Note this is just a rough sketch (it's not even to scale) I imagine the final project will look a bit different but this is the basic idea.

  • Printing lots of parts!!

    Dylan Brophy07/16/2019 at 23:10 0 comments

    I have most of the parts for the leg printed.  Here they are:

    Up top you can see the partially assembled leg.

    Oh yea, actually I still need one more part.... but I ran out of filament.  In the bottom right you can see that blue print didn't finish :/  but I don't have any more blue!

    Not sure what I'll do about that yet.

  • Moving leg!

    Dylan Brophy07/16/2019 at 19:33 0 comments

    Just getting started on this, here's how far we are:

    We built a single leg and made it move! This video is a bit old, we've made more progress now. Making another project log today!

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