Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MSR-µBug , micro hexapod robot kit

MSR-µBug is a 3 DOF micro sized hexapod kit consisting of 35 precision laser-cut acrylic body, leg and head components in one of three colors: Orange, White and Black. The kit comes with all screws, stand-offs, nuts and bolts for assembly (servos, electronics and batteries are not included).

The kit comes with all screws, stand-offs, nuts and bolts for assembly. There are mounting holes on the top body plate for the or SSC32 controllers. With the mounted inside the body, there is plenty of room on top of the body for a 5 cell AA battery pack and additional electronics. This kit has been designed to fit the high quality karbonite gear servo from Hitec. It is also possible to use the metal gear version: HS-65MG.

Dimensions when standing: 240mm x 190mm x 90mm (LxWxH)

One aspect that lets many robot kits down is the control electronics, MSRL are pleased to announce the release of the p.Brain-µ24-HexEngine: with the HexEngine electronics & firmware, taking control of your hexapod has never been easier. The HexEngine can be configured using a PC serial port & terminal software, and comes with default settings for the MSR-µBug kit for fast configuration. Once configured controlling your hexapod can be achieved via a serial link using a separate controller such as a basic stamp, or over an optional bluetooth link from a remote system. Further information: HexEngine product, Hexengine information, HexEngine projects.

The µBug kit has been designed to use the Hitec HS-65HB micro sized servo. Eighteen servos are required for the legs, with and additional two servos needed for the pan and grip head.

This kit includes 35 acrylic body, leg and head plates, fasteners, servo mounting hardware, stand-offs & rubber end caps. The kit comes with two head options, a pan only head and a pan and grip head.

Other items are required to complete the kit, such as servos, electronics, battery etc, these options are available from the store.