Alan Marconett

Alan's Articles

Creepy Hyrbid - Part 2
October 2009
This time, we'll program the microcontroller and the servo controller board to complete this unique platform.

Creepy Hybrid: Part 1
September 2009
This unique “walking” robot combines wheels and legs to create a cost-effective platform.

Loki Crosses the Pond | Part 1
June 2008
I began to entertain the idea of designing and building my own Loki. David’s Loki has what looks like aluminum legs and feet. I couldn’t figure out a simple way to solder or weld the leg and feet parts together. I later found out that the original Loki’s legs were made of painted aircraft-type plywood. Since I prefer working with metal, I hit upon the idea of making the parts out of PCB (printed circuit board) material. Double-sided PCB stock is fairly easy to cut, and easy to soft-solder ...

Loki Crosses the Pond | Part 2
July 2008
In this second part of the Loki project, the QwikFlash controller board and its control softwaRE will be examined. This is a very useful board for all kinds of robotic projects. I have two running bots at this time and another one in the works!