built by Jerry Woods

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 6 Legs
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
Ultrasonic range finder
Dinsmore compass
20 R/C servos
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
DIMMPC + (2) PIC16C75 Linux
Programming Lanuage Weight
C Way to heavy
Time to build Cost to build
5 Months ~$1800
URL for more information
This robot originally start out as a flying critter thingy, however, after a few mishaps with flight attempts, I decided it would be more fun to put some legs on it and make it walk around instead of continually picking up the shattered remains from a crash. As it turned out I went way overboard and it just got so heavy that it could barley walk, let alone do any flying. I use some PIC micro controllers to handle all of the servos and sensors. The main controller is a DIMMPC (486 PC miniature controller). This "PC" is no bigger than the size of a credit card, with all the trimmings you would expect from a PC. The down side is that it cost about $900 for the complete development system. It also uses about 5W of power.If you would like more information, or just want to say hi, send me an email.


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