Mega Bread Project #7, Hank The Hexabot is a 6 legged 18 servo thingamabob. Updated code, pics, videos.    

Meet Hank

He is Bot number 1 from the MEGA BREAD series. Series #7 from us overall.


You can find the base pieces on here

You will also need 18 servos, a mega2560, and a sonic distance sensor.


Base servo control code, i have not yet implemented it. YouTube Link for the perfect multiple servo control sketch, allowing for expansion to 30 servos and motors.  Along with the sensor feeds coming in, i couldnt find anything else, ONLY the crap that you have to BUY a new Board for it, NOT Happening.


We are currently building the "MEGA BREAD - Hank The HexaPod"
It was conceived by myself and my son, He is going to be taking robotics classes in the 11th grade, like next year.  He made Honor Roll this year, and I want to see what this kid can do.

The Plan is for a sequence of items to happen. Starting with input from the Pilot/Navigator as to GPS location destination, then  airlift the HexaPod,  drop off at said location, target acquisition/termination, and recovery by the same Quadcopter operations project.

The Hexapod and the Quadcopter are planned to include CAMERAS CAMERAS CAMERAS, bluetooth Link, RF link, GPS navigation,  Sonic distance sensors, Pressure switches in both the HexaPod feet and the Quad underbelly.
We also have created a red dot laser device from some cheap dollar store handheld lasers, these will be used as homing, targeting, and distance information gathering.
Oh yea and a 6 way Gyro in each of em.
Firepower will be mounted on a 3 servo turret W/camera, It will hold a modified AirSoft Automatic feeder/firing device rated for 1,500 rounds per minute @ 750 FPS, that part makes me giggle with joy. 

The thinking,
Step 1) Have a BAD A$$ Quad Copter (We have this part owned, but not yet touched) swoop in, drop off the hexabot
Step 2) gain altitude and hover
Step 3) The HexaPod will proceed to targeted area, spotted by the laser on the Quadcopter as a homing beacon
Step 4) All hell breaks loose as the target is literally pummeled by a 18" BY 18" HexaPod
Step 5) The HexaPod will signal the Quad Via RF signal that mission is completed
Step 6) Point it's laser at the Hovering Quadcopter for acquisition
Step 5) Swoop back in, recover the Bot, and Proceed to next target, or return to sender.

Wow, until i just added it all up, we still have a ways to go.  But it shall be done.