The PhantomX AX Metal Hexapod MK-III is the 3rd major revision of InterbotiX’s popular Hexapod robot kit. In addition to numerous design improvements over the MK-II model, the robot is an entirely open source platform, complete with 3D cad models, open software, and schematics for the electronics.
This kit has evolved over the last 5 years to become one of the most advanced robotic development platforms on the market, bringing unparalleled performance and quality the hands of robotics enthusiasts, educators, and researchers.
These hexapod kits are the collaborative effort from some of the top talent in the robotics community: Next-Gen AX series DYNAMIXEL robot servos, the ArbotiX-M Robocontroller, and a fantastic open-source development system make this an extremely durable and versatile robot that will grow with you as you learn more and more about robotics.
■ What’s New with the MK-III?
Previously the kits used plastic servo frames and plexiglas leg and body components. The MK-III now features 5052 aluminum servo frames, leg components and body set and comes with an expansion deck, making it even easier to add your own sensors, actuators, computers and more!
The LiPo battery has been upgraded to a 4500mAh battery along with an easier bottom-loading battery tray design.
■ Product Features
- Standard DYNAMIXEL AX-12A or ultra fast DYNAMIXEL AX-18A series robot servos
- 3 degree-of-freedom legs
- Arduino-compatible ArbotiX-M Robocontroller
- Open source software
- Advanced inverse kinematics driven gait engine
- 6 different walking gaits available
- Extended run time with high quality 4500mAh LiPo battery
- Included top deck makes it easy to add arms, grippers, cameras, pan/tilts, even computers!
- Rugged full metal frame construction
- Wireless Xbee control via PC or handheld
- Tons of I/O available and fully programmable for autonomy
- Great platform for hobby, education, and research!
■ Package Contents
See the Assembly Guide for a full listing of plates and hardware.
|Aluminum Body Plates|
|Nuts & Bolts|
|AX/MX Power Hub||1|
|F1 Bioloid Metal Frames||6|
|F2 Bioloid Metal Frames||12|
|F3 Bioloid Metal Frames||6|
|3-pin DYNAMIXEL cables||19|
|11.1v 3S 4500mAh LiPo Battery||1|
|Battery Wiring Harness||1|
|LiPo Balance Charger Starter Kit||1|
|USB A to Mini-B Cable||1|
|Servos||AX-12A or AX-18A DYNAMIXELs||18|