What a marvelous set of videos of a very interesting build!
Your experimentation is inspiring. It would be wonderful if you could demo it to the science classes at your local high school or some similar venue as an example of what is possible at the home level.
Some questions please:
- You had a dialog with Robot Dude about reversed head rotation, and the videos after correction are almost ferociously impressive. How did you correct this; by a hardware connection change, or in software?
-- [From the earlier, uncorrected videos, I am thinking there could be times when you might like to use the reversed capability to keep the head fixed on its prey no matter what attitude the body is in. Think of the target fixation of a modern tank turret while the tank careens over rolling ground. I hear that is done by high speed gyros holding the gun mount relative to the center of the earth.]
- From the one-leg video: What roll does tail panning currently play in your robot's moves? Are you just moving it independently for effect, or is it programmatically tied to the robot's changing center of gravity for balance perhaps?
Thank you, and again congratulations on a fabulous build.