Anyone that fancies building their own Hexapod Robot, might be interested to learn that Mike Estee has created his very own using cardboard and less than $100 in parts. The robot is still in the early stages of development at the moment but you can watch it in action after the jump, as Mike carries out a simple motion test.
Mike Estee explains:
“As I’ve written about in the past, cost can be measured in many ways. For this exercise I’m primarily interested in cost of materials, cost of manufacturing, and assembly time. Design time isn’t particularly optimized here, but as we build on previous iterations, hopefully we can stay ahead of complexity. On the cold hard cash front, I think I’m doing pretty well. This little fellow consists of: $1.00 in cardboard, $54.60 in servos, and $29.95 in servo controllers.”
Mike is already looking to improve a number of feature on the cardboard robot including how the segments fit together. If you fancy building your very own cardboard robot you can find instructions and materials required over on the Mike Estee website.
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