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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics by Richard Grimmett

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Building the quadruped platform

You'll first need some parts so that you can build your quadruped robot. There are several kit possibilities out there, including the one available at www.trossenrobotics.com/p/PhantomX-AX-12-Quadruped.aspx. However, such kits can be expensive, so for this example, you'll create your own kit using a set of Lynxmotion parts. These are available from several online retailers such as robotshop.com. To build this quadruped, you'll need four legs, each leg requires two Lynxmotion parts. Here are the parts with their Robotshop part numbers:

Quantity

Description

1

Lynxmotion symmetric quadruped body kit: Mini QBK-02

2

Lynxmotion 3'' aluminum femur pair

2

Lynxmotion Robot Leg "A" pair (No servo) RL-01

4

Lynxmotion ...

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