Posted by Robotica May 08, 2014 RoboCamp MINDSTORMS and WeDo learning courses Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps 1 comment
I'd love to see some detail pictures of the hexapod...
The video has been uploaded by the editor of the Visual Art and Obscure Technology blog - maybe he knows more about the robot and its maker?
This is my robot. I displayed it last weekend, along with a bunch on other stuff, at BrickCon 2009 in Seattle (where I live).
Besides walking in funny patterns it does a few other things. It is primarily designed for the Walking Robot Race where the robot has to walk the length of the arena, about 6’, turn around, and walk back to where it started. For the walking robot race it uses LED lights placed at each end of the arena as beacons and there is a light sensor on the robot to help it stay on track. Interesting note, the sensor is actually on the back of robot facing forward looking through a narrow channel under the NXT. As the robot walks, the sensor scans the horizon for the light and adjusts each step to stay on track.
I will try to take some more photos and post on the net.
If anyone is in Seattle this weekend then come to Robothon at the Center House of the Seattle Center. Me and my Hexapod will be there along with a few other robots.
So this robot of your's was the winning one of Brickworld's walking competition then, right?
Please shoot me an email when you can - jktechwriter at gmail dot com - I have someone who would like to speak to you about your hexapod. Thanks.
Would you mind giving us a few more details about your robot (instructions for building parts of it, etc.)?
Thx in advance
Hexapod Set on Flickr