Walking Robot

I build a walking biped robot using the Smart Servo Controller.

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This project shows a walking robot with 12DOF in action. It is based on the Smart Servo Controller that I designed and built.

To build the robot I used a kit of servo brackets I got off ebay. I assembled them into a two legged robot that kinda resembles a mechwarrior. Each leg is built with 6 servo motors. I used a 6 channel RC radio to send the movements for walking, leaning, standing and tilting. These signals are fed into the Smart Servo Controller where it maps and mixes the signals to the different servos.

With a little bit of practice I can get the robot to walk across the floor. The reason I built the robot was to show how easy it was to use the control board I designed. With the control board you don't have to write code to get the robot to more. It is based on rules. The parameters can be set quite easily and intuitively.

I have a couple of videos that show how easy it is to map an input to different servo motors. I also have a video showing the robot walking.

For more detailed information on the controller checkout my kickstarter campaign for it:

Also check out the facebook page for the latest progress and projects on the Smart Servo Controller:

  • 12 × HX5010 Servo HEXTRONIK Standard Servo Motor
  • 1 × Servo Bracket Kit Servo bracket kit from ebay.
  • 1 × HK-T6A V2 Hobbyking 6 channel RC radio and receiver
  • 1 × SSC My custom Smart Servo Controller

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    Step 1

    The first step to do purchase some servo motors and a servo bracket kit. I got the servos from Hobbyking and the bracket kit is from ebay.

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    Step 2

    Next built the robot the way you want to with the different pieces in the kit. I built my robot with two legs. Each leg has 6 servo motors. It can take some trial and error to find a good layout for the robot.

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    Step 3

    Once the robot is put together bundle and route the wires to the top where we will attach the control board. The control board used is the Smart Servo Controller. Check out the Kickstarter page here for more information:

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