Hexy the Hexapod
Meet Hexy - The perfect introduction to advanced robotics and multi-servo movement.
Learn Kinematics While Dancing!
Use Hexy to learn advanced robotics concepts like inverse kinematics, or use pre-built code to have it march to your bidding. Build it using the high-quality picture-filled tutorials, and it is ready to dance, walk, and play with dozens of pre-scripted demos. Adding moves is as easy as opening and editing a text file, and moves are easily shared as simple text files.
Open Source Hardware
We believe owning a product means you can do whatever you want with it. No secret programs, lock-in SDKs, or opaque apps with our products. When you purchase an ArcBotics robot, you really own it. We post all the files we use to make them, free forever: schematics, board files, 3D models, and more.
Fully Arduino Compatible
You should be able to take what you learn and use it. Our robots are based on and teach Arduino - a simple yet powerful electronics platform used by real engineers to create almost anything. Learn Arduino, and there's no limit to what you can create.
- Low cost at 1/10th the price of other hexapod kits.
- Easy to program more functionality. Arduino micro controller, Python move generator/controller, GUI servo interface.
- Easy to assemble. Full step-by-step tutorials, geared towards the high school level and above.
- Social! We have an active Hexy-lover community with tons of projects.
- Ready to dance when built! Comes with dozens of demo moves pre-written.
- Completely open-source. Code, laser cutter DXF/STL/SLDWRKS files, electronics board files, everything. Go crazy.
Hexy the Hexapod is a fully articulated hexapod robot kit that gives you a platform to explore advanced robotics, kinematics, and programming. Hexy makes complex robotics less costly, easier to learn with the tutorials and documentation, while being radically more fun (and cute!). At the same time it's built with completely open source hardware and software, making discovery and extension as easy as building it in the first place.
Hexy has six legs, 19 servo motors and is powered by Arduino, while maintaining a price 4-10x less expensive than current hexapod robots. Great for students 15+ and up exploring advanced robotics and kinematics and DIY enthusiasts looking for an open-source platform.
Use it to learn advanced robotics concepts like inverse kinematics, or use pre-built code to have it march to your bidding. Build it using the high-quality picture filled tutorials, and it is ready to walk, play and dance with pre-built demos. Adding moves is as easy as opening and editing a text file, and moves are easily share-able as simple text files.
Your Kit Includes
- Everything needed to build the kit, even the screwdriver
- 7 bags of blue acrylic laser-cut pieces (1 extra set of legs)
- 20 servos (18 for legs, 1 for eyes, 1 extra)
- Ultrasonic distance sensor eyes
- Full Arduino-based Servotor32 robot controller capable of controlling up to 32 Servos
- All the screws and nuts you need to assemble the kit, with extras
- Bluetooth module that plugs straight into the Servotor32 robot controller
- USB cable
Hexy has an active developer community on our forums, with people creating and posting their work. Everyone from high school students to Cambridge PhDs. Check out some of their results:
Complete Assembly Video