Yeah that's right... I built a prototype concept out of cardboard and popsicle sticks, but I'm going to now have to save up for the Mechano set (eBay) and 18 servos...
In the mean time I'm going to have to try to break down some math to know exactly which servos and how much torque they will need. I wish there was an easy chart with servos make/model, their weight and their torque with a link to the cheapest place to buy them.
Anyone know of such a site? haha Wish me luck!
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Well I could end up moving somewhere in Canada (location unknown as of yet) so we'll see if I get the cash to burn
Just want to ask though,any other recommendations for a collection of parts for a very custom build?
The meccano sets I see on eBay are fairly cheap for a variety of girders. ~$20 shipped. That should give me the lanky parts I require unless anyone else has a suggestion for similar parts?
Once you get past this phase your ready for the parts. I would be looking at plastics and aluminum or anything that is light and strong. Finally use your imagination, don't get stuck on things like Lego or meccano. Check out other robots that climb steps on youtube to get ideas. Good luck
Here is one that combines conventional wheels with a push..very clever
i did a little review on my robot
Of course now I just thought of another cool design for movement, but I need more servos! haha