5,9,13,17 DOF Humanoid robots
14 DOF Dog robot
17 DOF Dinosaur robot
18 DOF Spider robot
I have looked at several hexapod designs and so far I have been able to reproduce the body using standard parts. The other designs use two custom plates spaced about two inches apart. My design uses:
4 - Angled "U" brackets
2 - Straight "U" brackets
2 - Waist brackets
4 - Straight brackets
2 - "L" Shaped brackets.
Here is a top view of my design for the hexapod body.
This next picture is a side view of the hexapod body:
So now to collect at least 18 servos to make it work.
I decided to make my own lower legs. I used a picture from a kit on ebay and blew it up to the actual size. Then I cut it out and used it as a model. These legs were cut out with a hand held jig saw. They did not look that good in clear plastic so I painted them black.
This is after two coats of paint.
This is what they look like on the assembled spider. They are still a little rough.
Here is how I assembled the servo mounting brackets. Then I added the servos and then mounted them on the robot.
Here is the completed spider as far as the mechanical assembly.