Hexapod Robot CNC Router

Just a bit of fun.. Using B.F. Hexapod as a pen plotter. DXF files are converted to translation moves and fed to the hexapod in sequence. The idea is to replace the pen with a small routing head, and then try to cut something! Routing resolution is pretty low, but you get the idea.

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20 thoughts on “Hexapod Robot CNC Router

  1. Hi, teh hexapod …
    Hi, teh hexapod doesn’t know where it is on the paper, it just umes once it is stood on it, the paper won’t move.

  2. Watching plotting …
    Watching plotting is ever so much cooler than seeing a piece of paper slide out of a printer, even if the graphics might not be as perfect. I saw the paper move as it walked away. How do you make sure it knows where it is on the paper (or in the case of a router, the part)? If it’s feet are “sticky” enough and if it knew how to, it could grab the paper and the underlying surface and control the relationship between the two since it has lots of legs.

  3. At the battery. I’m …
    At the battery. I’m really thinking its a badly manufactured battery, because I’ve never seen a voltage drop like this before either!

  4. Are you measuring …
    Are you measuring the voltage drop at the battery or the servo? You shouldn’t get any drop by the battery, or at least very little!

  5. Just out of …
    Just out of curiousity, what is the voltage drop on the battery when the servos are running? My 6V 4200mAh NiMH drops to 5.5V when draining only 2A . . . But the manufacturer claims it can do 35A – I don’t believe!

  6. Power consumption …
    Power consumption isn’t too bad, digital servos just tend to be noisy! I’m running the hexapod from a 4.8V 7500mAh NmHi pack.

  7. nice! . . . and the …
    nice! . . . and the loud hum of the digital servos sounds like power lifetime is a bit low, no?

  8. Very very cool. …
    Very very cool. Honestly though, you’ve made something that looks so sweet… it needs to do something other than draw. Give it a freakin laser for gods sake.

  9. My hats Off! Very …
    My hats Off! Very impressive. far more complex than simple xyz axis movements!

  10. Wow, very …
    Wow, very impressive — it must’ve been a lot of fun coming up with a translation from line drawing to leg movements!

  11. I was full of …
    I was full of myself after retro fitting a harbor freight mill to cnc. Now I just feel retarded.

  12. Great work, but you …
    Great work, but you do realize you’re just playing into Ultron’s hands with this one don’t you? Self-replicating robots just seem like a bad idea!

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