I saw this little 3 servo hexapod project on Pololu and thought I would try to make one with a large platform and much more battery power.
First I made a virtual sketch to calc the weight and balance and see if the little SG-90 servo would be able to handle that weight. The center legs in that config will start to get strained at 180g so the total balanced weight had work out to around 300g.
This is a fully loaded test with 70g on the platform but it can handle 100g just as well. The walking is more deliberate because it has to shift so much weight around.
It’s headless and walking backwards for the test because it’s using an Atmel 328 and I don’t feel like programming more than a few lines with that. I just use those for tests because I don’t care so much about frying a $5 chip. Now I can start to piece together the final Fez version.