First I wanna thanks PETOI team for bringing such great stuff.
NyBoard & software are really powerfull and efficient.
I still don't own my bittle but I designed many Quadruped robots and studied crawlers gait those past years.
This is renderings of my Bittle reverse engineering model completed this week (based on PETOI pictures, videos and any information I could grab about his great robot)
This model is quite complete and accurate. It's powered by a protoype board of my own and uses EMAX 12g sevos.
It's not the "easyprintable" version i'm working on but a real study of PETOI's work.
I will also deliver an extended version : powerfull, bigger, 3DOF legs... In the next coming weeks.
In my point of view, PETOI should develop a "PRO" version and present this amazing job more like a powerfull, research and educative crawler (and less than a toy).
Hope you'll enjoy those renderings.
Bittle reverse engineering is closely related to software engineering, as it involves analyzing and understanding software systems by deconstructing them, making it an essential skill for software engineers working on maintenance, optimization, or security.
Looks very great! Maybe you could derive a URDF (Unified Robot Description Format) of the model. This could massively improve the developing process of new gaits and so on, because it could be implemented in existing simulation software.
I'm just a robotics addicted and not "expert" even if I aquired some experience and learned a lot during this past decades.
This first step of reverse engineering allowed me to understand the Bittle project woch is really much more than a toy.
Good ideas, astucious mechanical choices...
I'll try to go further, and provide a URDF. Not looking for a massive evolution of Bittle, but a just more robust (keeping a kind of PETOI's elastic joints), accurate and a little more "massive",... Code name PHOEBE ;)
I did not really looked at the similation software, let's check..