My name is Kristian. I have recently ordered the EZ-B Board here, and am excited
to consider myself a new EZ-B owner!
Well, almost. I am now awaiting all the items to be delivered, and ofourse have been
thinking about various things to build. Naturally I have my questions also..
Together with the EZ-B board I have ordered a total of 18 Heavy duty Servo's,
1 Ultrasonic ping sensor, and 1 Mini servo to sweep the Ultrasonic sensor. I am
thinking of building a Hexapod. I intend to use all 18 heavy duty servo's for the legs,
6 legs each having 3 servo's. Similar to a robot I've seen from Lynxmotion, namely
the 'Phoenix' Hexapod version. So I need to consider a proper power source.
If anyone could give me some suggestions, I would very much appreciate it.
I was considering using a set of either 6 or 8 AA recharbeable batteries of 2700mah,
would that work?
Also..I am assuming there will be no Bluetooth dongle included so I will have to
purhase one here in Holland. An Asus bluetooth stick 2.1 EDR USB-BT211 seems
like an interesting option, allthough I have no idea as to wether it would be
compatible with the EZ-B. What do you guy's think?
And one other thing..
I was wondering as to wether someone else might have built a similar
concept of a Hexapod robot, and wether or not someone here has any experiences
and/or useful information regarding the coding for movement and balancing of such a robot.
Any information regarding these 3 questions would be greatly appreciated.
I have to admit that I am an absolute beginner when it comes to coding, robotics and
electronics. Right now my knoledge and experience regarding all these aspects is very,
very limited. I am however eager to learn, and like to consider myself smart enough
to be ABLE to learn. But if I seem slow, please bare with me.
About the battery question, I have read a little further in the forums and have instead
decided to go for a Li-Ion 7.4v 2600mah battery pack. I'm guessing that should do the trick.
Thanks, I am looking forward to building my own EZ-B!