DAGU Octopod Spider (Chopstix) with 24 DoF + 5 DoF
The Octopod Spider is an impressive Robot with ~60cm, ~5kg and 24 Degrees of Freedom in the Legs plus two Pan & Tilt Mechanisms (2x 2 DoF) that can be fitted with Sensors (by default two Compound Eyes are included).
An additional Servo is mounted between the Legs to fit a Range Finder or similar Sensor. In total the Octopod Spider includes 29 Degrees of Freedom and can carry a Payload of almost 2kg.
The Robot ships with a DAGU RedBack Spider Controller (Arduino MEGA based) as the MCU for low level Control the Servos and Walking Gait. To extend the processing power, the chassis can be fitted an additional MCU such as a RapberryPi, eBox or Android device with an IOIO board*.
This kit includes a whole lot of goodness for a big sized (~60cm, ~5kg) robot:
* Any MCU with USB or TTL Level UART can communicate with the Redback Spider Controller. The Arduino Sample code includes the Walking gaits and may need to be customized for use with external MCUs. .
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This item is a kit and requires Assembly. It is recommended for intermediate to advanced Robot users.