I've been toying with a retro-design robot. I know he'll be EZ-Robot based with a dome head and either a cylindrical or square body that will have a retractable arm either in his torso or attached on the side. His propulsion is where I'm undecided. At first, I thought a Wall-E type treads. Then I saw an omni-directional chassis that is intriguing. Then a little "IDEA!" LED lit up above my head: why not use Six as a base?
So, here I am with some questions:
How much weight could Six support? After reading about the amazing HDD servo
s, I don't think they would be an issue. I'd be extending each leg "root" away from the body by one extension block and create a roughly 8" x 8" platform for the body/arm. If the arm isn't mounted centrally, or when the arm is extended, the weight will be distributed asymmetrically; will that put undue stress on the servo
My intent is to keep the body/arm/head as light as possible, but you know how things add up.