Arduino-based 8-legged spider robot with radio controllerShare on:
Spidy was my first-ever DIY robotics project in 10th grade. Links to Code and 3D models will be provided at the end. Scroll down for more pics and videos. The video is the demo of Spidy’s movement.
The motor movement has been smoothened in the program to achieve bionic spider-like motion.
A functional controller unit with a simple testing GUI. The battery is rechargeable through micro-USB.
My wiring and soldering skill was not at its best as this is my first electronic project by myself.
The startup screen is my customized Pixel Spider logo.
An Arduino Mega with a servo shield, a completed controller without its case, and an assembled spider leg with 3 servo motors installed.
A finished Controller with a solid 3D-printed case. The GUI indicates its wireless connection to Spidy and allows you to switch walking gait/algorithm and adjust individual motor base angle.
Individual motor correction from the radio controller.
Testing my walking algorithm in air.
Testing the maximum velocity of Spidy. Because the sharp tip of 8 legs don’t stick to the ground that well, I decided to design new touch-detecting leg with rubber tip.
I designed new legs for Spidy that would allow it to detect if each leg has touched the ground. I installed all 8 of them but didn’t have a chance to wire them or update the program. But if you are interested in finding out how I am implementing new Touch-Detecting feature for my new Linux Spider — Spooder, click here.
A very satisfying moment when Spidy’s power is turned on and jumps into default resting gait.