BasicMicroUK - Forums

www.basicmicro.co.uk
It is currently Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:22 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:23 pm 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Hi everyone! I purchased the Basic Atom Pro 28 pin IC and the Lynxmotion Bot Board II and I've made a quadruped spider robot which I have named NEXUS! Check out the full project at Lynxmotion: http://lynxmotion.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7632

or visit my site (it's only got photos and a video of the finished robot):
https://sites.google.com/site/kaizokurobots/

Also, could anyone direct me to a post which has a general circuit board for the Basic Atom Pro 40 pin so that it can be used to control servos (I'm new to the forum so I have no idea where to look :cry:).

Thank you!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:18 pm 
Offline
Master

Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:34 pm
Posts: 662
Don't know any good boards for pro 40, but you might consider Arc32

Kurt


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:58 am 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Ok, thanks! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:18 pm 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
I've finished designing a basic board for the Atom Pro 40 pin and I was wondering if Basic Micro offered a board or something similar that one could use to make a robot remote controlled or Bluetooth controlled?

Thank you! :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:51 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2001 7:00 pm
Posts: 1316
Location: Temecula, CA
We dont currently have sell our own blutooth board. We've thought about it but its still up in the air. I'd recommend the blusmurf board. You can get it at sparkfun. We have a Wifi module in the works as well but it isn't available yet. We are using the RN-51 module, IIRC. They are pretty simple to use(async serial) and have a reasonable range. If you want something long range you may want to look at the XBee 417mhz or 900mhz. Not sure which is legal in the US. They have a very good range. Outside of that there are some very long range systems but they are pretty specialized.

_________________
Tech Support
Basic Micro - Robotic Technology Evolved


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:45 pm 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:25 pm 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Hi everyone! I've finished making NEXUS completely now (I finally managed to buy a battery pack, design a new body and a container for the battery and put it all together whilst also adding another D.O.F to the head so it can now pan LEFT/RIGHT and UP/DOWN)! :mrgreen:

Here's a photo of the completed robot - ENJOY!

P.S. I should be posting a video of it soon so stay tuned in for that! :mrgreen:


Attachments:
NEXUS Main - 1.jpg
NEXUS Main - 1.jpg [ 292.02 KiB | Viewed 11493 times ]

_________________
ROBOTS FTW!
http://kaizoku-robots.co.uk
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:57 am 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Yo everyone! Here's the video of the completed NEXUS!
ENJOY! :mrgreen:


_________________
ROBOTS FTW!
http://kaizoku-robots.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:54 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2001 7:00 pm
Posts: 1316
Location: Temecula, CA
Fixed your video link. Don't include the &feature= part at the end and it works fine.

_________________
Tech Support
Basic Micro - Robotic Technology Evolved


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:44 pm 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Thank you! :mrgreen:

_________________
ROBOTS FTW!
http://kaizoku-robots.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:46 pm 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Hi everyone, it's been quite a while! :mrgreen:
During this massive gap, I have given NEXUS an upgrade and it is now at Version 6 (for more details/photos on the previous versions visit: http://kaizoku-robots.co.uk/Updates/Entries/2012/5/25_Upgrade_COMPLETE!_NEXUS_V.6!.html).

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Robots and Humans, I present to you NEXUS Version 6!

The new features include:

•New ABS servo brackets for the leg and foot servos.
•New ABS Head plate and ABS abdomen.
•Battery now contained within the robot so the battery container is no longer required making the top of the robot more aesthetically pleasing (i.e. the slimmer body looks so much better that the body with a chunky battery container on it ^___^).
•The head now has a 3rd D.O.F so it can move left/right, up/down and in a circle.
•The abdomen now has a 2nd D.O.F so it can now move right/left and up/down.
•Total D.O.F = 19. 12 for all the legs; 3 for the head; 2 for the mandibles and 2 for the abdomen.


Attachments:
NEXUS ~ 6.jpg
NEXUS ~ 6.jpg [ 235.91 KiB | Viewed 10931 times ]
NEXUS ~ 4.jpg
NEXUS ~ 4.jpg [ 397.48 KiB | Viewed 10931 times ]
NEXUS ~ 3.jpg
NEXUS ~ 3.jpg [ 314.19 KiB | Viewed 10931 times ]
NEXUS ~ 2.jpg
NEXUS ~ 2.jpg [ 319.74 KiB | Viewed 10931 times ]
NEXUS ~ 1.jpg
NEXUS ~ 1.jpg [ 280.08 KiB | Viewed 10931 times ]

_________________
ROBOTS FTW!
http://kaizoku-robots.co.uk
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Quadruped Project - Nexus
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:17 pm 
Offline
Citizen

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 12
Hi everyone! Here's a video of the new NEXUS' basic actions (I'm still writing the code for the fancy actions :mrgreen:) - ENJOY! ^____^


_________________
ROBOTS FTW!
http://kaizoku-robots.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

phpBB SEO