After spending most of my vacation enjoying myself I managed to get OKQ1 walking today. This is by no means final or optimized. It was really just a quick hack to try walking for the first time. You can see the program halt twice… not sure what exactly caused that yet. The ghetto controller you [...]
I was able to spend some time over the weekend to travel to robotics Mecca (Trossen Robotics HQ). While visiting I made some significant progress on the assembly of OKQ1. I was even able to set all the MX-64T servo IDs and buadrates. Here is a short video the TR crew took of OKQ1′s first [...]
Parts for my quad, OKQ1, have started to show up in the mail and I have been busy assembling them. One leg assembled and sitting next to the AX-12 prototype chassis for comparison: All four legs assembled: 10x speed video of me assembling a single leg:
Small update to my auto targeting solution. I am now able to track multiple targets!
I have been working on ideas for simple target tracking or auto targeting systems to use in Mech Warfare that do not require an on board computer running vision software. I believe that I have found a suitable solution and this week I have made some significant progress prototyping it. Below you can watch two [...]
Continuing to make some great progress with the code over the week. I now have all four legs working in tandem with the gait algorithm. Next up is to start tackling a controller interface and a motion manager.
After my hiatus from competing in 2012 I have started a new mech to dominate in 2013! OKQ1 (Off-Kilter Quad One) will be an MX servo based quad with four degree of freedom legs. Between the end of MW 2012 and now I have been experimenting and perfecting new IK calculations, gait algorithms and control [...]