New Hexapod Designs Soon
Recently iv been working on a 2nd revision of the chassis used for my hexapod. So far I have redesigned the legs and have a clear idea of how the new body will look.
The new design focuses on increasing the range of motion, functionality and reliability. I have also been trying to get rid of the ‘prototype’ look of the old design in favour of a sleeker and more stylised appearance.
These parts have been laser cut and are now awaiting a sunny day to get painted. I have also painted a spare leg in the planned colour scheme as a tester. This is slightly messy due to the fact that it was painted whilst assembled, the new legs will be painted before assembly so this should not be an issue.
The long-term plan is to eventually release all of the designs for this hardware as open-source. This will probably happen once I have finished the hexapod and am happy with all parts of the design. Hopefully that will not be to far away but development is slow at the moment with many coursework deadlines approaching.