Meet Stubby, a hexabot inspired by 'Stargate SG-1'

Stubby moves in any direction and is controlled by a converted PlayStation controller. You can build your own for pretty cheap.

Back in April, Hackaday hosted a contest where makers submitted their science-fiction-inspired projects to win some geeky prizes. One entrant was Stubby, a fully functional hexapod robot inspired by the replicators from the "Stargate SG-1" television series.

In the two months since the contest, the hexabot's creator Wyatt Olson and his crew have been actively working to make it even better. On Sunday, Olson released a video detailing the progress they've made on version 3. In the video, Olson demonstrates the six-legged hexabot walking, turning, and rotating its body along the XYZ axes, and it's all controlled by an adapted PlayStation 2 controller.

If you're interested in building a hexabot for yourself, Olson and his team built Stubby using cheap internal components so that, with a few simple tools, anyone can build one for about $150. You can find more information on how to build a hexabot for yourself on Stubby's project page.

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Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

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Crave freelancer Anthony Domanico is passionate about all kinds of gadgets and apps. When not making words for the Internet, he can be found watching "Star Wars" or "Doctor Who" for like the zillionth time. His other car is a Tardis.

 

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