Hey matt! Just stumbled across your hexapod cnc router.... Words are escaping me!
Very, very , very cool robot man!
Ever since I was a Kid I have wanted to build a 6 or 8 legged bot and almost tried about 12 years ago when I was given 17 festo 1640mm bi directional air rams whilst working for somone in the same field as yourself. The size of the build was allways going to be a bit large for my liking but the cost of the 5v phneumatic switches and the compressor suited to charging scuba tanks was the clincher!
Your servo based platform has inspired me and re-kindled the willingness to commit serious thought to the project again!
Though my programming skills are as rusty as the wippet block in my dad's back yard and I've never touched a PIC or any other uC before (though I've been wanting to learn about em for years now), this just may be the project that inspires me to get back into it!
Kudos matt! and thanks for sharing it with the world!
Just quickly though... is the lack of resolution a hardware limitation or a software limitation? and have you concidered attaching the router head to the tail of the face following pod?
Was my first thought once I'd seen the two vids and will be my aim when I get a replication off the ground assuming of course I can replicate it... in either case, again, nice work and again, thanks!
Jimmy from Aus.