Octopod Robot Spider

This is the basic chassis of a robot spider I am building. At the moment, I am out of glue to finish it. The plastic parts are all handmade. It uses 24 cheap Tower Pro SC90 Servos and a Arduino Mega1280 to control it.

cool looking robot :)

Are your robot plans on line anywhere?

Not at the moment. There is no written plan. Soon I will write it down and post my sketch.

How far along is your code?

Has the bot been able to lift and support itself? The legs look somewhat long for the small size servo being used.

The "super glue" I used failed. I have been very busy the last few days with work. I am going to try and make time this weekend to reglue. Any suggestions on what type?

[quote author=David Pankhurst link=topic=66301.msg488694#msg488694 date=1310729523] How far along is your code? [/quote] My code is in 2 parts. The first part is for hardware sontrol. It is a based off the code discussed here:http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,63203.msg476116.html#msg476116 The second part is for the autonomous feature. It will choose how to react to the environment.

zoomkat: Has the bot been able to lift and support itself? The legs look somewhat long for the small size servo being used.

When I test fit it all together it seemed to work fine. I am hoping because the tibia is the long part, and it will not have a great range of motion while walking.When testing I used 5vdc. I did not try to lift. I would like to get 6v to the servos in the future.

I will update as progess is made.

I am going to try and make time this weekend to reglue. Any suggestions on what type?

I like using low temp hot glue. It is strong (other parts of your bot will fail first) and usually can be removed if needed.