6. Suggested Modifications and Improvements

Here are some ideas for improvements or modifications that could be made to the hexapod design:

  • More complicated scripted behaviors – help your hexapod get out of stuck situations more reliably.
  • More robust sensor readings. The example code only read the sensors once after each sequence – can you do better than that, and detect obstacles sooner?
  • Alternative servos – the entire design could be scaled up.
  • A power switch so that the battery does not have to be unplugged over and over.
  • Boost regulation for consistent power from a more compact (lithium?) battery.
  • QTR sensors for line following or table-edge detection.
  • Light sensors for light-seeking or dark-seeking behaviors.