‘Tote’ is an ‘Affordable Spider Robot’ Quadruped Controlled with a TV Remote #Arduino
Another great project from Radomir Dopieralski, “Tote is a four-legged, spider-like robot designed as a cheap and simple base for experiments with walking robots. It’s easy to make, but very easy to modify and extend.”
There are two version PCBs available, a full bill of materials, and very detailed step-by-step instructions, available here – the project is also mirrored here at Hackaday.io.
The brain of the bot is an Arduino Pro Mini, using minimal additional components, but which can be easily extended upon with recommended optional components. Radomir takes the time to explain the various gaits of quadrupeds, the math involved, and even acknowledge design ‘goals and contraints.’ I love documentation of projects like this.
And the coolest part has to be when he switches the bot on, and it stands itself up on all four legs and begins crawling – watch the video below!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.