Decascrap: A Three Servo Decapod

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[Drewtoby] loves making robots. His latest project is a 10-legged bot called the Decascrap, which makes use of only 3 servos!

What we like most about this project is the leg mechanism [Drew] has cooked up. The legs are made of guitar picks hinged to what look like popsicle sticks. Each guitar pick has a hole punched in it which allows the servo rod to go through the legs. Strategically placed globs of hot glue on either side of each leg on the servo rod allows for the parallel motion during the actuation of the legs. A third servo tilts the bot back and forth as the legs are moved, allowing the bot to scuttle about.

Stick around after the break to see it tackle some rough terrain — well, actually it’s just a piece of uneven foam, but hey!

He’s also made many other robots, including a Decipede, various maze solving bots, and even a few that play simple games like Tic Tac Toe!

Comments

  1. Matt says:

    It kinda takes one step forward, one back, then one to the right.

  2. svofski says:

    Reminded me of http://youtu.be/HZodexUkiDI#t=15m25s (at 15:25 mark if start-at fails)

  3. Roboto says:

    Awe, someone should kill the little guy and put him out of his misery. Just kidding, cool project, very original.

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