The first challenge for the hackday prize is Re-engineering Education. With that in mind I started working on a micro servo quad leg walker robot that I had a basic design for. Updated the design to be fully printed.
All the variants use the same base electronics/hardware.
- 9g micro Servo < $2 each
- 9g 360 rotation Servo < $6 each
- servos = $10-30
- Printed bits = $20?
- Screws, wires, small bits = $5
- Controller = $15
- Battery = $10
- final cost < $100 per robot/project
This project hits all the basics and can be useful at various levels.
- 3D Model Design/ Printing
- Arduino Programming C++ or Scratch
- Hardware Pcb/wiring power
Like a lego robot but better than lego.
Erector/meccano type printed parts are an easy thing to make and keep spares to finish off or at least test out an idea.
Finally passed the scorpion again, and made it to the finals!
Did get a feature, cool.
This Hackaday prize entry from [Saul] is the beginning of a reconfigurable kit of 3D printed parts and servo motors for robotics learning. With just access to a printer, a few cheap-as-chips servo motors, an Arduino, and some nuts and boltz, you could be hacking together robot walkers within a few hours of starting!
- V1 Remote Control - 4 leg walker - I Can write the code to make walking easier, but do I need to?
- v2 Micro walker
- v3 4/5 axis Robot Arm - Dumme doesn't have a point...
- v4 RC Rock Crawler Truck - Steering needs last bits, tank/pivsteering combo stuff
- v5 Hanging Drawing Robot - This is giving me problems. but time for whiteboard tests.
- v6 Bubble bolt - Rotary wand + Coreless ducted fan + maybe toroidal props for low noise
- I regret calling this a bolt now, but it will probably be the most fun
- maybe a servo and accordion fan could work
The more I make the more I need to document, so I think thats it for now.
Just a video with all the current boltz in one...