I have build six as the builder shows and ran the servos outside of the mounting joints to ensure everything was set correctly. Six tends to do two things, one of the servos seems to love to hum very loudly when the robot stops moving. Making to robot move once stops it for a while. I have taken the servos out of the mounts and reran the "all servo 90" and the issues remains. Second one is the robot will not stay straight with walking. It walks in a big circle. *confused*
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Because the robot walks with six legs (haha, six) there will be slight drag on each foot - causing him to turn slightly. I created the six walking routine about a year ago and it probably could use some work.
You can tweak it a bit and share with the community, because that's what we're all about
As for the hummmmmmmmmm of the servos - it's normal. Servos are not "motors" as they actually know their position. To keep position, the servos are actually moving back and forth real quick. This causes a hummmm noise. The stronger the servo, the louder the hummmmmmmmm.
This is why robots in movies also make a lot of noise
Because we spent 2 years creating this product with software, electronics and physical hardware - we are now able to begin making apps and manuals for it. Long as you are continuing to update ARC, the apps are maturing with every release.
Today's release will include a more exciting dance for JD and straighter walking for Six.
Give me another few hours - I'm at the office now working on merging the projects. It's tough today, because it's the last day of sunshine outside... and i'm in here!
Of course, make sure you have the least ARC. Never ignore the annoying flashing red box when you load ARC telling you to upgrade
In your video, the robot is not walking in circles. The robot does walk a little to the right, but not in circles. It walks over 3 feet in your video without walking in circles. Because your floor surface is very slippery, there is a high probability that the feet are sliding on the floor.
Good news is your Six robot is functioning as designed
What we cannot do is control the slippage of his feet on the surface of your floor
Ensure that you are...
1) Running the latest ARC
2) Using the latest Six project that is distributed with ARC (Examples\Six)
1) visit www.ez-robot.com
2) press the Software button from the top menu
3) select the Windows tab (which is the default tab)
4) press the button that says download
5) in your browser, press the OPEN button when prompted during download
6) follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation
7) now load ARC from your start menu
8) press the open button under file
9) press the EXAMPLES button to display default examples
10) select the SIX project. Notice it is spelt SIX and not SIX WITH GRIPPER. Just the SIX project