I am building another humanoid robot, this time with what are called "robot", double ended, servos. This picture is what he looks like so far.
I even went a step further and purchased "Serial bus" servos. They require a special controller and then you need to program them with ID numbers. This next picture is what a robot bus servo looks like. Only one end is powered the other end has a servo horn that slips freely.
If you buy five of the LX-224 servos on Amazon they then come with two controller boards. One controller works with a PC only and the other controller has a built in processor for off-line operation.
Here is the advertisement that got me started on this new robot project. Only $40 for the metal parts (you need to get the servos and the controller) is a really good deal. It also comes with bags of screws. You can ignore the boxing gloves in the picture, it has regular hands.
Here is a close up of what the assembled robot normally looks like.
I did not like the angry head that the robot came with, so I changed it to a ultrasonic range finder instead. This required a new top piece that I made out of some scrap aluminum. His front cover and battery holder has not been added yet.
This is the robots size chart according to the eBay advertisement.
I have added a battery, processor and all the cables. Getting close to operating!
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