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

 

Kits

The mePed v2 will be available in three different kits, a wood kit, deluxe kit, and the complete kit. 

Complete mePed Kits are currently available on our sister site, www.spiercetech.com and on 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 responsible for supplying 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 & supporing electronics

 

 

Deluxe Kit

Deluxe Kit

 

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:

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

 

 

Complete Kit

Complete Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mePed v2.0 kit will include everything needed to assemble and start having fun with your very own mePed Quadruped Robot!  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 Compatible 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!

 

Assembly Manual

Download the mePed v2 Assembly Manual here:  Assembly Manual

 

Open Source

Just like the mePed v1, the mePed v2 will be completely open source!  We have most of the bugs and design changes worked out for version 2 but we are going to wait until our Kickstarter Campaign is completed before releasing all the source files for the hardware and software that make up the mePed.

 

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