A project log for Fluffbug

Cheap four-legged insect robot

deʃhipudeʃhipu 06/11/2021 at 22:070 Comments

The version 3 PCB has arrived, and populating it wasn't too bad. I didn't even use the hot air gun to solder the QFN chip — just drag-soldering it on all sides did the trick.

Along with the new PCB I also received the parts for the new design of the legs. They are pretty much the same as the old, but use a little bit less space. And I got them made in yellow acrylic, to match the PCB. I also managed to find some orange servos, and I dug out some yellow pin headers:

I'm wondering if I should remove those white servo horns and spray-paint them black, to complete the look.

Tomorrow I'm going to cut the servo cables and connect them to the board.