ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby roboalchemist » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:57 am

We'll definitely be offering a discount option for existing Hexy users, probably something along the lines of a coupon code. It will probably be a hair more expensive than hobby king, but we're also offering the analog feedback.

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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby wildo69 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:35 am

well i think that discount would make it quite reasonable for a good quality item.. thanks

Also i appreciate the update for the feed.. now i can keep a better eye on your news and updates. cant wait to read more
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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby roboalchemist » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:14 am

Okay, we started production and they're projected to be done 35 days from today. We'll start taking even further discounted pre-orders soon. We should have it all sorted about by Monday, which will time nicely with the factory tour. I'll lay out how to pre-order in a blog post then.

Yay! Its finally happening :D. Seriously, this has taken months of detective work and haggling. Should be worth it though, the samples have been super awesome to work with, especially in prototyping the new humanoid.
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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby roboalchemist » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:45 pm

Okay, servo factory was awesome! We're going to be adding the analog feedback to all future hexys after this current batch, and to all servo replacements once our existing stock sells out, too. Blog post about the tour in a day or two. I would have had it out sooner, but Sparki is design is sooo close to being done.

We'll be selling metal replacements for $10 per servo, $9 if you preorder, with an additional $3 per servo off for existing Hexy owners (you'll have to email us for a coupon code).
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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby wildo69 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:54 pm

so for existing customers and KS backers, a full set of replacement servos should be $108 right?

From your post it seems these new servos will become standard on all new Hexy's? assuming that will cause the base price of the hexy to increase?
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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby roboalchemist » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:50 am

Analog feedback plastic gear servos will now be standard. Metal gears will not.

Yes for existing Hexy customers wanting metal gears for all leg servos, $6x18 = $108.
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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby roboalchemist » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:31 pm

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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby wildo69 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:07 pm

yay! just waiting on coupon code
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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby Prance » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:10 pm

Hey so quick question

Will I be able to simply just replace the original servos with the metal gear ones without having to mod the existing hardware and software for hexy? I see that there is a new controller IC included and was wondering how I may go about installing that properly :P if any one has any ideas.
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Re: ArcBotics Metal Gears and Custom Servos

Postby roboalchemist » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:17 am

Yes, they're 1-to-1 replaceable with the existing servos.
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