The hexapod monster is a six-legged robot that walks
forward until it detects an obstacle, in which case it backs up and turns before
resuming its forward motion. There is a separate gearbox for each side of the
robot, allowing for differential control of the robot's motion. Obstacle
detection is performed through an infrared sensor at the front of the robot.
The kit consists of four die-cut and painted plywood
panels, a printed circuit board, two motors and gearboxes, battery holders, and
all necessary hardware and components. The robot runs off of two AA batteries
(motors) and a 9V battery (sensor electronics).
The Elenco hexapod monster is a kit; assembly is
required. This kit requires soldering. Two
AA batteries and a 9V battery are required but not included.