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General Guides
General Safety First (Link) A guide to safety when building Robots.
Read First!
Acrylic Preparation Guide (Link) A guide to preparing acrylic parts ready for assembly. Read First!
Servo Preparation Guide (Link) A guide to preparing and centering servos before building your robot.
 
Kits
MSR-H01 Assembly Guide (Link) MSR-H01 Hexapod Assembly guide
  MSR-H01 + HexEngine Integration Guide (Link)
AKA: Quick Start Guide
MSR-H01 & HexEngine Integration & configuration guide. (For p.Brain-SMB) UPDATED - 13/07/09
  MSR-H01 + µ24-HexEngine Integration Guide (Link)
AKA: Quick Start Guide
MSR-H01 & µ24-HexEngine Integration & configuration guide. (For p.Brain-µ24)
NEW - 13/07/09
  PDF Assembly Guide (PDF) MSR-H01 Hexapod Assembly guide in PDF format, including Safety Guide and Servo Preparation Guide. Courtesy of Mark Harris.
 
MSR-µBug Assembly Guide (Link) MSR-µBug Hexapod Assembly guide
  Pan & Grip Head Assembly Guide (Link) MSR-µBug Pan & Grip head assembly guide
  MSR-µBug + µ24-HexEngine Integration Guide (Link)
AKA: Quick Start Guide
MSR-µBug & µ24-HexEngine Integration & configuration guide. (For p.Brain-µ24)
 
MSR-H01
Pan Only Head
Assembly Guide (Link) MSR-H01 Pan Head Assembly guide
 
MSR-H01
Pan & Tilt Head
Assembly Guide (Link) MSR-H01 Pan Head Assembly guide
 
Electronics
p.Brain-SMB User Guide (PDF) SMB V1.0 User Guide V1.5, Specifications & Schematics.
  Connecting A BlueSmirf module (LINK) Attaching a BlueSmirf bluetooth module onto the p.Brain-SMB. Contribution by PaulP, Plingboot and Matt Denton.
  BlueSmirf User Guide (PDF) Blue radios ATMP command set.
 
p.Brain-ds24 User Guide (PDF) ds24 V2.3 User Guide V1.0, Specifications & Schematics
SSC Emulation Source (ZIP) SSC Emulation written for Hi-tech dsPIC C compiler, includes project. V0.2
  Firmware Update Guide (Link) p.Brain-ds24/HexEngine firmware update guide.
 
p.Brain-µ24 User Guide V1.1 (PDF) µ24 V1.2 User Guide V1.1, Specifications & Schematics UPDATED - 26/07/09
  Firmware Update Guide (Link) p.Brain-ds24/HexEngine firmware update guide.
 
Software / Firmware
p.Brain-HexEngine HexEngine Firmware V1.21 (Zip) HexEngine p.Brain-ds24 firmware V1.21 UPDATED - 25/07/09
µ24-HexEngine Firmware V1.23 (Zip) µ24-HexEngine firmware V1.23, updated version of the HexEngine specifically for the p.Brain-µ24 PCB, do not use this file for the p.brain-ds24 PCB. NEW - 22/03/10
HexEngine Firmware V1.1 (Zip) HexEngine p.Brain-ds24 firmware V1.1
HexEngine Firmware V1.0 (ZIP) HexEngine p.Brain-ds24 firmware V1.0
Firmware Update Guide (Link) p.Brain-ds24/HexEngine firmware update guide.
Configuration Guide V1.2 (PDF) A guide to configuring the HexEngine V1.2 UPDATED - 13/07/09
Configuration Guide V1.1 (PDF) A guide to configuring the HexEngine V1.1
Configuration Guide V1.0 (PDF) A guide to configuring the HexEngine V1.0
PIP protocol Guide V1.2 (PDF)

A guide to the PIP protocol used to send locomotion commands to the HexEngine.
UPDATED - 17/04/09

Bootloader Tool (Zip File) Bootloader utility to update the HexEngine firmware
PodJOY V0.3 Control Application ( Zip File) This WIN32 application allows dual joystick control of the HexEngine. Joystick axis can be assigned to the various axis of the Hexapod, each axis can be enabled using joystick buttons.
PodControl Application V1.3 (Zip File) Simple WIN32 application to test the various features of the HexEngine.
PodControl BB5 Project V1.3 (Zip File) PodControl application project written in Borland Builder 5. Full source.
HexEngine Control VB.NET Project (Link) HexEngine Control application project & executable written in VB.NET by Paul Pemble
HexEngine Java App. for PS3 controller (Link) untested The purpose of this program is to enable control of a MSR-H01 Hexapod through a Sony PS3 Six axis (or compatible) handheld controller.
By Peder Madsen
 
 
Tutorials / Examples
HexEngine & Basic Stamp HexEngine + BS2p Tutorial 1(Link) Tutorial to demonstrate connecting a BS2p to a PS2 game pad and controlling the HexEngine via PIP commands. Updated - 24/02/10
HexEngine + BS2p Tutorial 2(Link) In this tutorial 2 way communications are established between the BS2p and the HexEngine, to demonstrate reading the I2C, ADC & DIO ports. Updated - 24/02/10
HexEngine + BS2p Tutorial 3(Link) In this tutorial, the BS2p uses two way comms to the HexEngine which is attached to an SRF08 range finder via I2C. The BS2p & SRF08 are used to add basic obstacle avoidance to the Hexapod. Updated - 24/02/10
HexEngine + BS2p Tutorial 4(Link) Basic obstacle avoidance using the setup from tutorial 3. Updated - 24/02/10
Hexapod Colour BLOB tracking (Link)

RoboRealm Tutorial, uses wireless camera mounted to MSR-H01 pan/tilt head to track colour BLOB's. UPDATED - 16/02/09