Printed Micro-Hexapod (Plate and code)

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Printed Micro-Hexapod (Plate and code) by carlosgs Nov 17, 2012

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I wanted to share my improvements on the great printable hexapod by Ijon:

  • an STL plate for printing in small machines like the Printrbot Jr
  • Sample Arduino source code based on the ArduSnake oscillators library by Obijuan

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Print, put everything together (with screws and hot-glue), connect, program and enjoy :)

For the Arduino code, you will need to install the ArduSnake oscillators library https://github.com/Obijuan/ArduSnake It is a very simple code thanks to the power of this library :)

Here is a demo video showing some patterns: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPwyOtpsSBA

All credit of the design goes to Ijon (http://www.thingiverse.com/Ijon), thank you! :)

Thanks! PS I don't know how to use CURA with PritnrBot +, anyone has instructions?

Check the wiki, it is very simple to set it up (I am using it with the Jr) and the settings are quite intuitive and well-described.

Got it! Thank you!

Trying to slice this with Slic3r or even import into tinkercad and the models get messed up... Some points are missing from both the body (by the servo) and on the legs, Slic3r complains about it... Can you upload C4D file? I love Cinema 4D, have been modeling for many years with it.

Ya, CAD models would be nice!

Which CAD program did you build this using?

This nice design was created by Ijon using Cinema4D (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5156)http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... I have only arranged the plate (using Cura) and released source code for Arduino.

printed Micro-Hexapod
by Ijon

What size are the servos?

I don't have the measures right now, but the servos are these ones: http://dx.com/p/towerpro-sg90-9g-mini-servo-with-accessories-12859http://dx.com/p/towerpro-sg90-...

I have uploaded an updated code: a demo with some patterns You can see the result in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPwyOtpsSBAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v...