Hexapod Forum

Molding Parts

By Vinh Kim, 3D Modeling and Manufacturing Introduction: Here I will show you the process of molding and casting the Hexapod parts with pictures. Tool & Supplies: Sliding Compound Miter Saw Hardwood Flooring Mold Max 40 or OOMOO 30 3D- printed parts Glue gun & hot glue Ease Release 200 Vinyl gloves only (Latex gloves […]

“HEXAPOD – the Movie” Trailer

By Mason Nguyen – Project Manager           A short trailer that was filmed by our team during this semester!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NniqIkw-64&feature=youtu.be

Budget Report

By Mason Nguyen, Project Manager For a project, it is important to have well prepared detailed budgets cost in order to meet its goals and objectives. Detailed budgets will be included with the name of the item, item quantity, production location, shipping cost and total cost. Here is our final budget report. Following from the […]

How to replace metal gears and burnt circuit board from broken servos

By Tien Dang  Introduction During the project (hexapod), we broke total of four servos. After observation and analysis from the broken servos, we able to detect and identify two problems of how the servos were broke down, while the servos are running. First problem we encountered is overload in power, and the second problem is […]

Casting the parts

By Vinh Kim, 3D model and manufacturing   Figure 1: Here we will be using Smooth-Cast 300.   Figure 2: I used rice to measure the volume or you could go online at http://www.smooth-on.com/tools.php to use a Material Calculators “How much liquid plastic do I need?”   Figure 3: Using the resin molding Smooth-Cast 300, […]

Arxterra Coding

 By Chau To Introduction: This blog post will introduce how to code and connect the Arxterra control panel into the Android phone. The Android phone that the Hexapod will use is to connect the Arduino ADK via the USB port. In order to link between the Android phone and the ADK, the user needs to […]

Sub and System Requirements

By Chau To and Elaine Doan Design: To maximize the speed of the Hexapod in order to match Rover speed at 0.2002 m/s: The weight and the size of Hexapod will be determined using Solid works model and stress test simulation will be performed. http://www.arxterra.com/how-to-perform-a-stress-test/ The length of Femur and Tibia of the leg will be […]

Completed schedule and test plans

By Mason Nguyen, Project Manager In order to build a successful project, it is important that our team to develop an effective test plans and schedule to manage our assignments. Our test plans will be divided into four categories where each member is expected to perform and complete. 3D Model: A hexapod model will be […]

Hexapod System Diagram

 By Chau To This blog post contains the system block diagram, fritzing schematic diagram, breadboard diagram, and a bonus MATLAB code for angle calculation of the Hexapod movement. Hexapod system block diagram: Fritzing schematic diagram: Hexapod connected servo directly from Arduino ADK Digital I/O pins.  Fritzing Breadboard Diagram: The digital pins we used are pin […]

Solutions to Wi-Fi connection issue

Members: Vinh Khoa Ton: Biped team, Control & Image Processing Tien Dang: Hexapod, Communication Chau To: Hexapod, Computer systems & Software Mevan Fernando: 3D Bio Printer, Sensors, Actuators & Powertrain Robert Licari: Communication Objective by Vinh Khoa Ton: Hexapod team and Spiderbot team need to run their robots on a track field that does not […]