- Designed around a simple mechanical leg design with all metal brackets
- Available with black anodized brackets and a black lexan body
- Uses standard sized Hitec servos for the legs
- Includes everything you need to make a functional robot
The Lynxmotion Mini-Hex Hexapod Kit MH2U (BotBoarduino + SSC-32) is designed around a simple mechanical leg design with all metal brackets. This leg design minimizes the number of parts required to make a two DOF (degree of freedom) leg and allows this robot to be steered like a tank. Forward, reverse and in place turning is supported. The robot uses standard sized Hitec servos for the legs. The combo kit includes everything you need to make a functional robot except batteries and optional PS2 controller.
The body of the robot is made from ultra-tough laser-cut PVC structural components while the legs are made from high-quality aluminum Servo Erector Set brackets.
Controlling the Robot
The combo kit comes with the SSC-32 and either the BotBoarduino. By offloading the servo pulse generation and sequence movement timing to the SSC-32, the microcontroller has plenty of power to do some really cool things.
SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility (created using FlowBotics Studio)
The Lynxmotion SSC-32 Servo Controller board can be easily controlled with the new SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility. It is available as a free downloadable utility which makes it easy to experiment with robotics and animatronics. It can be found in the Useful Links section.
This utility is an example of the type of program which can be built using FlowBotics Studio (Download) , which includes this program as an open source demo project. The SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility program enables you to easily move servo motors, calibrate their position, store and playback motion sequences, upgrade the SSC-32 firmware and more.