QuadRod base is a fully adjustable application. This program contains the basic walking mechanics for the QuadRod. You can use this program to create your own walking gaits!
QuadRod PING))) uses the Parallax PING ultra sonic sensor to avoid objects.
QuadRod RC shows how to easily connect a standard radio controller system to your QuadRod.
QuadRod LCD uses a Parallax LCD AppMod to dynamically assign gait parameters from a graphical interface. Select 8 different directions setting, 16 speeds setting, and have full control over horizontal leg swing.
QuadRod Ping/S3 is a very cool obstacle avoidance application. We mounted a Parallax PING ultra sonic sensor to a CrustCrawler S3 tilt pan system. If the robot detects an obstacle, it will pan left and right to find a clear path.
QuadRod Ping/S3 LCD this a combination of the QuadRod LCD and QuadRod Ping/S3 applications above. Use the LCD Appmod to select gait parameters. Press enter and the QuadRod walks autonomously.
QuadRod Ping/S3 RC uses the S3/PING obstacle avoidance but also provides an RC override. If a signal from a RC receiver is detected, the radio control will take over control.
QuadRod Ping/S3 LCD RCTotal Package. Use the LCD AppMod to assign leg swing. Flip on your RC system to gain control of the robot. No RC signal no problem the S3/PING takes over autonomous control. The LCD displays information like distance and current control mode, LCD or PING.
Your wait is over! Introducing CrustCrawlers newest line of 6 legged and 4 legged walking robot kits, the HexRod HD hexapod and QuadRod HD quadruped. Both robot kits employ a solid "C" channel center chassis design for incredible strength and rigidity. Unlike other kits that use thin tubes, Crustcrawler's "C" channel design can accomodate full size batteries and allow you to route all of your electronic and servo wires neatly and cleanly inside the channel. Need to add assesories? Simply "bolt on" any number of hardware assessories such as the S2 sensor stand or the S3 tilt pan system to the generous number of integrated expansion slots and pem nuts found on the "C" channel. With a standard payload capacity exceeding 6 pounds, the HexRod and QuadRod defines heavy duty!
The key to all of this strength lies in the HexRod and QuadRods efficient and flexible leg design. Some kits on the market employ inferior "servo bracket" designs which have servos bolted directly to a servos spindle. This poor design leads to hot running servos, high power consumption and very limited payload capacities because the servos have to constantly fight the entire weight of the robot . With CrustCrawlers efficiently engineered fulcrum point design, the entire weight of the robot including all assessories sit on the servos spindle (or drive shaft) when the legs are fully extended. The result is ultra low power consumption, cool running servos and the ability to carry 6+ pound payload capacities without sacrificing leg clearance or speed.
HexRod and QuadRod kits are engineered for growth!
Ultra strong "C" channel center chassis design
Integrated "pem nuts" which makes adding hardware and electronics a breeze
Accepts any standard size servo
Fully adjustable (vertically and horizontally) circuit board holders
Legs can accomodate (2) different walking hardware configurations
(2) integrated fulcrum points for heavy payload capacities
6+ pound payload capacity (4lbs. for the QuadRod and 6+ pounds for the HexRod)
Leg angles can adjust to a fixed 45 to 135 degrees
Super tough, brilliant blue, type II anodyzed finish
Adjustable fulcrum point leg design for superior power efficiency and heavy payload capacities
S2 Sensor Stand
Fully adjustable 90 degrees forward or backward from a centered position
6 Channel FM Radio Control System
The all new Laser 6 radio systems are packed with features. With an ergonomically designed case the Laser 6 is an excellent choice for a feature packed economical 6 channel radio system for robot control.
6 Channel 75 mHz FM Transmitter
All Channel Servo reverse
Channel 1 and Channel 2 Dual rates
ATV's Channels 1 and 2
EPA on Channel 3
Channel 1 and 2 mixing function
Channels 2 and 4 mixing function
Servo Power Supply
This transformer is highly recommended for supplying continuous servo power (6Vdc 4A) without the worry of constantly re-charging a battery pack. It comes with a male adaptor plug which can be mounted to your project making power connections easy. Just plug it in!
The Servo Power Supply is included with the following SG5-UT Full Kit,
SG6-UT Full Kit,
Nomad HDATS Full Kit, and
HexCrawler HDATS Full Kit.
24W, 2 prong, 6V, 4A Transformer
Male power adaptor plug
BOE Power Supply
This 9v 500ma supply transformer is highly recommended for continuous use of the BOE/Basic Stamp combination without the worry of constantly re-charging a battery pack.
Supply Voltage: 5V +/-10% (Absolute: Minimum 4.5V, Maximum 6V)
Supply Current: 30 mA typ; 35 mA max
3-pin interface (power, ground, signal)
20 mA power consumption
Narrow acceptance angle
Size - 22 mm H x 46 mm W x 16 mm D (0.85 in x 1.8 in x 0.6 in)
Simple pulse in / pulse out communication
Indicator LED shows measurement in progress
Input Trigger - positive TTL pulse, 2 uS min, 5 uS typ.
Echo Pulse - positive TTL pulse, 115 uS to 18.5 mS
Echo Hold-off - 350 uS from fall of Trigger pulse
Burst Frequency - 40 kHz for 200 uS
The module has a 2x8 display, four pushbuttons, and will connect to any programming board that has a 2x10 AppMod Header. The display uses a 4-bit parallel interface (Hitachi HD44780 compatible) to interface to the microcontroller and includes a contrast knob for display adjustment. This low-cost display is excellent for your smaller projects.
2x8 LCD Display
Parallax AppMod Header Connection
Power Requirements: 5 V @ 15 mA (quiescent current)