Archive for April, 2014

Kentucky Fried Servo!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Recently I ordered a batch of 50 TowerPro MG995 servos for HexPi and other robots.

  • 4 of the servos had a broken mounting tab
  • one servo went up in smoke (it had a broken tab)

Seriously? Where is the quality control?

I’ve tested 18 other servos, and they seem fine, but now I have to test the other 28 servos to make sure they don’t have the defect that caused one to go up in smoke.

Would you believe a soic-8 integrated circuit was installed incorrectly?

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Introducing HexPi – A Raspberry Pi and RoboPi based Hexapod Robot

Friday, April 11th, 2014


Finally I get to build a hexapod robot!

HexPi the Robot

I’ll be documenting how my hexapod adventure goes at