October 24, 2014

Build your own laser-cut hexapod with Arduino

You can really do a lot with an Arduino and some inexpensive hobby servos. One example of this is the hexapod robot project described by Nick - better known as Mr Hobbyelectronics. He shows us how to control a bunch of servos fitted to a laser-cut frame which results with a neat walking hexapod. Check our the following video to see how it all comes together:

If you don't have access to a laser cutter, the hexapod could be reproduced with some carefully-cut balsa wood or corflute. Either way, check out Nick's great website for this and other interesting projects. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects! So to get started or for more information and to order, check out the product page.

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