mePed v2

The mePed v2 is the next evolution of our quadruped robot kit.  After the great success we've had with the v1 kits over the last year, the next logical step was to create a complete kit that includes everything you need to build your very own mePed robot!

mePed v2

 

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Kits

The mePed v2 is available in three different kits, a Wood Kit, Base Kit, and the Complete Kit. 

mePed Kits are currently available on the following websites:

www.spiercetech.com Amazon.com Ebay Etsy Tindie

 

 

 


Wood Kit

Wood Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wood kit, as the name suggests, only contains the wood pieces that make up the structure of the mePed v2 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 need to supply the following items:

  • 8ea - 9 Gram Digital Servos
  • 40ea - M3 x 10mm Screws
  • 16ea - M3 x 12mm Screws
  • 24ea - M3 Hex Nuts
  • 32ea - M3 Nyloc Hex Nuts
  • Arduino or other micro controller
  • Power supply
  • Sensors
  • Misc wiring & supporting electronics

Base Kit

Deluxe Kit

 

The mePed Base 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 an advanced kit for people who would like to supply their own electronics and use a different controller such as a RaspberryPi, BeagleBone, etc.

mePed Base Kit

With the mePed Base Kit, you will be responsible for supplying the following items:

  • Arduino or other micro controller
  • Power supply
  • Sensors
  • Misc wiring & supporting electronics

Complete Kit

Complete Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mePed Complete Kit includes everything needed to assemble and start having fun with your very own mePed Quadruped Robot!  You'll get everything from the high quality wood pieces and fasteners that make up the body of the mePed to the custom printed circuit board, pre-programmed Arduino Nano controller, Ultrasonic Range Sensor, and IR Remote Control!  You'll even get the hex and end wrenches needed to tighten the nuts and bolts.  Just add 4AA batteries and you'll be up and running!

mePed Robot


Assembly Manual

Download the mePed v2 Assembly Manual here:  Assembly Manual


Open Source

Just like the mePed v1, the mePed v2 is completely open source!  Below, you can find all the files to recreate your very own mePed v2 robot.

 

Open Source

 

Source Files

Software

Download the source code that comes pre-programmed on the mePed v2 Arduino Nano Compatible Controller here:  Starter Program

The mePed v2 uses an Arduino Nano Compatible controller with a CH340 USB to Serial interface.  To reprogram the mePed, you will need to download the Arduino IDE as well as the CH340 USB to Serial Drivers.

Official Arduino Website
Windows CH340 Drivers
Mac CH340 Drivers

If you are new to Arduino programming, Jeremy Blum has some great starter videos on YouTube.  The Official Arduino Website is also a great resource for learning Arduino programming.

Hardware

Have a laser cutter and would like to cut your own body?  Here's the DXF:  mePed v2 DXF

If you have a 3D printer, here are the 3D STL files so you can print your own mePed v2: mePed v2 STL Files

The PCB was designed in KiCAD and the source files can be found here:  mePed PCB v1.3