Its been awhile since I posted anything about MorpHex. I've not got much time for it either. Sadly this has to be a longterm project.
Anyway, I just wanted to post some minor updates. I've added two decks (acrylic, I'm not sure to be honest) that are going to hold the electronics on one side and the battery on the other side:
Still a lot of work left. But thats kinda good thing since I'm strongly considering to build a humanoid using the 5990's, meaning that I've not wasted to much time.
Its much easier to work on MorpHex when you have a strong stand:
One big challenge was to guide the power wires from the battery from one side to the other due to all the gears and the outher (variable) body parts. I solved it by carefully drill a hole through the battery-deck and inserting two brass tubes:
The power wires are going to be guide through these brass tubes. The tubes protects the wires from being crushed between all the gears. That would be very messy using LiPo power..
Picture from the battery-deck:
Talking about LiPo. I'm considering to apply the 5990's directly to the LiPo without any regulators. So I'm using some self-made power distributors, the principle is very easy. Only ground and signal are connected to the SSC-32.
A picture of the power distributors: