Lynxmotion Hexapod AH3-R is a very unique hexapod walker. The three DOF (degree of freedom) leg design provides the flexibility required to walk in any direction. Lynxmotion Hexapod AH3-R uses 18 HS-645 servos for the legs. The combo kit includes everything you need to make a functional robot except batteries. This research level robot is perfect for college robotics labs.
The robot is made from ultra-tough high-quality aluminum Servo Erector Set brackets.
The combo kit comes with the SSC-32, Bot Board II, and BASIC Atom Pro 28. By offloading the servo pulse generation and sequence movement timing to the SSC-32 the BASIC Atom has plenty of power left.
PowerPod program allows the robot to walk with variable speed, in any direction (translation), or turn in place (rotation), or any combination of the two. The leg lift and ride height is adjustable as well as the gait walking speed. There are preset walking modes for tall grass, tile floor, low profile and normal operation. You can rotate the body in every axis. There are also preprogrammed poses and a sleep mode. All of these are accessible from the controller. Manufacturer recommends the wireless PS2 controller to get the robot up and running quickly. There is also a serial control mode for controlling the robot via a serial connection.
Lynxmotion SSC-32 Servo Controller board can be easily controlled with the new SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility. It is available as a free downloadable utility which makes it easy to experiment with robotics and animatronics. It can be found in the Useful Links section.
Lynxmotion User and Assembly Guides: http://www.lynxmotion.com/s-1-information.aspx
SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility: http://www.robotshop.com/en/ssc-32-servo-sequencer-utility.html