Video tutorial on controlling a Phantom Hexapod with the DynamixShield

I just released a new video tutorial that shows how to control a Phantom hexapod robot with an Arduino Due and the DynamixShield. The DynamixShield is a product I am building that works with the Due to give you the ability to control Dynamixel smart servos, and it has a ton of Grove and RobotGeek connectors. Grove and RobotGeek are frameworks for robotics that allow you to purchase commercial modules and plug them in with a single cable. I have a Kickstarter going for the DynamixShield right now.

In the video I show how to connect the shield to the robot and go over the details of the control sketch. It uses a Grove XBee socket for wireless communications to the joystick. I also added a gripper hand to the front of the robot and I show how to use it to pick things up with it.

You can find the video on the Kickstarter project page (, or go to it directly here: Control a hexapod robot with the DynamixShield and an Arduino Due - YouTube