Hello everyone! I'm a second year mechatronics student, and this is my first Arduino project. I'm building a quadruped walker that can either be RC controlled or autonomous (basic collision avoidance). I have built a prototype body for testing the program, and this is the result:
Before testing the servos are manually set in "sleep" position. This is what the program is supposed to do:
reset_pos();//set all the legs in their normal position
The problem: Servos start twitching when there are multiple servos operating. I use external Li-Po battery and the voltage is regulated to 5V. The wiring is a mess right now but getting the program work is a priority right now.
- 12x EMAX ES3154 17g digital servos with metal gears and bearing
- Arduino Leonardo
- Firefox 7.4V 1600mAh 20C lipo battery (will be replaced by Dualsky 7.4V 1750mAh 45C lipo battery)
- 3mm plywood for prototyping