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The MX-Phoenix 3D Printed Large Hexapod Robot Project

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.


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.