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Hexie

History

Hexie is an older project that was resurrected during Spring 2010 by Noah Brummer and Chris Clark. Originally made from cheap plastic parts, Hexie is now almost entirely constructed from 1/4" polycarbonate Plexiglas. His six legs each have two degrees of freedom and his head has a gyroscopic neck attachment that allows 3 degrees of freedom.

Hardware/Software

Hexie is controlled using an Arduino Dueminalove microcontroller and 2 8-channel Pololu Mini Micro servo controllers. He currently is programmed to operate using a Playstation 2 wired controller. This controller allows him to walk forwards, backwards, rotate left or right, and has 6 pre-programmed "poses" which are activated by holding down one of the various buttons on the gamepad. In the future, we would like to make this a wireless remote control.