New Legs

A project log for Stubby the (Teaching) Hexapod

100% open source robot platform with accessability and affordability in mind: teaching children of all ages about robots & programming

The Big OneThe Big One 04/12/2014 at 21:040 Comments

After a bunch of design and prototyping, I have arrived at a new leg design.  It has both the coxa and tibia (or femur, if I choose to expand the leg into three DOF) servos on the same segment.  The joints support the weight of the robot; the servos are only there to provide movement and do not bear any load themselves.

The design is below (side view and top view respectively),

I am now in the process of manufacturing 6 legs.  The main section is made from aluminum; the tibia will be 1/4" MDF, and the 15mm section which the axle holes are drilled though are wood (to provide additional support).

Pictures and videos forthcoming when I am finished...