We finally got our spider robot we ordered two weeks ago and we are eager to build and test it. If you aren’t afraid of spiders, stay with us and read our toughts on this bot. We expect it to be one of the greatest hexapod robots on market and we hope he will not disappoint us. Let’s open the box!
MSR-H01 is a 3 DOF hexapod. After we opened the box, we found 26 precision laser-cut aluminum body and leg components. You can find it in three colors: Silver, Red or Black. We ordered the bot with black legs because it looks scarier . The box contains all the necessary screws and mechanical parts. This is an advanced robot kits so the servos and batteries are not included. Never the less we were a bit surprised they did not put basic servos and battery in the box so the buyer can assemble the bot right from the box parts. That way people who don’t own those parts will be more interested in buying this robot kit and Micromagic Sytems would have more costumers.
The screws provided in the box are high quality, stainless steel, hexagon button (naturally…) head type, with steel stand-offs. The top body part has mounting holes on which you can attach p.Brain-SMB or SSC32 controller. Electronics is mounting underneath the top body plate so there is still plenty of room within the body for a 5 cell battery. Battery holder can be placed within the body for a clean and logic power supply. This hexapod has a place for mounting servo pan/tilt head and naturally it is in front of the bot.
Dimensions of the standing robot are: 280mm x 320mm x 175mm
We used two sizes of servos for building this kit: Hitec mini size HS-225BB/MG and HS-645MG. Smaller one for the head of the bot, and bigger ones for the movement. Also we used a Sub-C 5 cell battery pack which we mounted in the robot body plate.For the “brain”, we mounted p.Brain-SMB controller as suggested by manufacturer. We think that Arduino board will also be perfect for this bot. Assembling the other parts was easy. Just a few places to solder the wires.
Programming depends on type of the board you mounted. We programmed our p.Brain-SMB controller HexEngine Terminal. Our robot can move and go around the obstacles by itself but we also have remote controller to overwrite p.Brains functions. That way we have full control of the hexapod.
Out conclusion is that this is a great and advanced robot kit. Building this bot is not for the beginners. You must have some experience to build this one. But when it is done, everyone can control it, even your children. That’s it, we enjoyed writting this hexapod robot review.We recommend this kit to everyone who isn’t afraid of spiders!