The MX-Phoenix 3D Printed Large Hexapod Robot Project

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Meet the MX-Phoenix from Zenta: a cool hexapod robot with smooth movement that can negotiate uneven terrain outdoors. It has 3D printed body and parts and is driven with 6x MX-64T and 12x MX-106T servo. The body was designed in Fusion 360.

The C++ code (DynaZgait engine and Phoenix code) runs on a Teensy 3.6 MCU.MX-Phoenix can go up and down the stairs, move over rocks, and perform other moves thanks to its convenient controller.

A hexapod robot is a mechanical vehicle that walks on six legs. Since a robot can be statically stable on three or more legs, a hexapod robot has a great deal of flexibility in how it can move.

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If legs become disabled, the robot may still be able to walk. Furthermore, not all of the robot’s legs are needed for stability; other legs are free to reach new foot placements or manipulate a payload.

Many hexapod robots are biologically inspired by Hexapoda locomotion. Hexapods may be used to test biological theories about insect locomotion, motor control, and neurobiology.

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