2. Materials and Tools
Parts you will need to build the hexapod. NOTE: the new version of the battery works with headers included with the Maestro instead of the special connector shown.
|1||1351||Pololu Micro Maestro Partial Kit||Get the kit version so that you can solder in your own wires for the most compact possible robot.|
|3||1053||Sub-Micro Servo 3.7g Generic||These generic servos provide the lowest possible cost and weight, but you may substitute other servos, such as the Power HD sub-micro servo HD-1440A, to customize the design.|
|2||1134||Pololu Carrier with Sharp GP2Y0D810Z0F Digital Distance Sensor 10cm||This is a tiny distance sensor with a long enough range to keep your hexapod out of trouble.|
|1||2251||Battery Pack: 4.8 V, 200 mAh||This battery pack will provide enough power at about 5 V to power the hexapod for five or ten minutes.|
|3||–||“Jumbo” paper clip||Used to form the legs of the hexapod. These should be 6" long when unfolded.|
- Soldering iron and solder
- Hot glue gun
- Wire stripper
- Long-nose pliers
- Diagonal cutter
- Some wire for connecting the parts
Most of these parts are available in the Tools section of the Pololu web site. A hot glue gun is available at most craft stores for a few dollars.