Hexy the Hexapod


The „Hexy“ is a hexypod roboter from Kickstarter. As always it took quite long until I received it and some parts were missing. Fortunately they were easy to replace. The manual made it pretty easy to put everything together.

Here is what I experienced during the assembly:

At first I assembled the six legs:

hexys legs

hexys legs

Second came the middle plattform

electronic plattform

electronic plattform

A small part wasnmissing, so I created a 3D modell out of the DXF-files available from Github and printed it. It only took 15 minutes.

3d printed part for ultrasonic range finder

3d printed part for ultrasonic range finder

Then I combined the legs and the plattform

put legs and plattform together

put legs and plattform together

The finished Hexy looks like this:

finished Hexy

finished Hexy

After 6 hours of assembly work it does also move 😉 Have a look at this video:

I had to use 5 Eneloop batteries to power it. One more then recommended. Still it has some problems when trying to „get up“.

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