The mePed Quadruped Robot is an awesome little robot kit for hobby robotic enthusiasts wanting to get started with a walking robot platform.
Currently, the mePed comes in two different kits, the Wood Kit and the Deluxe Kit.
The wood kit, as the name suggests, only contains the wood pieces that make up the structure of the mePed walking robot. This is for those who already have the necessary fasteners, servos, and electronics but don't have a way to manufacture the mePed body.
With the mePed Wood Kit, you will be responsible for supplying the following items:
The mePed Deluxe Kit contains the everything in the mePed Wood Kit as well as all the necessary fasteners and servos. It is still up to the user to choose which micro controller, sensors, and battery pack they would like to use. This is still an advanced kit as the user will also need to supply the necessary wiring and electrical accessories to make the robot function.
With the mePed Deluxe Kit, you will be responsible for supplying the following items:
We are currently in the process of developing a mePed Complete Kit which will contain everything necessary to get the mePed up and running except for a few tools and batteries. We do not have a firm release date on this kit but our goal is to release it in the first quarter of 2016.
The assembly manual can be found by clicking on this link: mePed Assembly Manual
Below is a simple wiring diagram for the mePed using an Arduino Nano micro controller. It is important to note that most hobby servos require between 4.8-6VDC and most Arduinos require between 7-15VDC. If you try to run more than one servo thru the 5V power regulator on most Arduino boards, it will most likely damage the Arduino and render it useless.
Here are a couple options for getting started with programming your mePed:
1: A simple program for the mePed to get you started on an Arduino can be downloaded using this link: mePed Starter Program
2: A program by Alexey Butov which uses the RemoteXY app on a mobile device and a Bluetooth module to remotely control a mePed: Alexey's Program