The first step in the book was building the robot's feet.
Robonova-1 humanoid robot kit from Korean RC-servo company Hitec was introduced to the Japanese market a year after KHR-1 humanoid robot kit was first launched from competitor company Kondo. Between July 2004 through the end of 2005, Kondo sold over 3500 units of KHR-1 out of which it is estimated that not more than a couple of hundred units were sold outside of Japan and Korea.
And now for some final aesthetics. The objective of the next exercise is to tidy up the wires around the robot. For that purpose, the KHR-1 kit comes equipped with some designated grippers, washers, screws and bands.
Each servo has to be tested and verified that the it is attached to the correct channel on the RCB-1s. To do that, we attach the serial cable again to the laptop and run HeartToHeart.
Now it is time to change the default ID of one of the two RCB-1 boards. They both come configured as ID 0 and we want one to be configured to ID 1. First thing I had to do is connect the battery to the RCB-1 board. I noticed that I placed the
Screwing on the arms was still easy though the structure from now on had to be held on my laps so that I don't apply force onto the PCB and bend or break something. 2 screws for the Servo Hone and one for the Free Hone underneath.
Now we finally start assembling the robot's limbs. Starting with the arms. When attaching the two servos bracket-to-Hone, there was a nice clicking sound, part of the overall aim design to give one a good feeling of achievement.