Stairbot is getting closer and closer to completion. The above render is what the final version should look like. We’ve decided to laser cut a lot of acrylic to build most of the leg and body structure.
We’ve ordered all of our electronics, and we should be receiving them soon. Then we can start actually programming and getting gaits set up. Our goal is to have the construction mostly completed by the end of the month, and start working on some basic motion control.
Below are some images from the build process.
Layout of prototype parts. Hardboard upper and lower chassis halves on the bottom left, upper segment blanks and standoffs top, some failed CNC attempts and a jig for drilling the hole patter for our servo horns on the left.
Shoulder joint aluminum pieces. These need to be optimized yet by milling them down to a thinner final thickness and drilling clearance holes for the servo wires.
Assembled shoulder joint, partially through optimization stage (hole drilled).