Twitch is my 3 servo hexapod clone of a Japanese bot
that first appeared on youtube back at the beginning of this year. Twitch uses 3 AX-12A servos, and a pair of Wixels, the other of which is on my modified Arbotix Commander
, which is the controller used.
This project is mostly documented over at Trossen Robotics Forums
. Also my personal website
(though this link will die in ~year). Props to David Grayson for support as I got the software working, as well as to him and all others that developed the example apps/code on github!
The bot was made almost entirely from spare stuff I had on hand (bought new battery for this project, and that was about it...). On the robot side, this is maybe a $180 bot. Throw in charger, Commander, and other stuff (e.g. materials) I already had on hand and it might be closer to $300. I reckon this could be done on a smaller scale with HS-311 servos, if not HS-55 micro servos... I'm playing with the idea of building a 3x HS-55 + Wixels + Pololu Micro Servo Controller version.