This is Totem’s adaptation of the robotics walking principle first invented by Joe Klann in 1994. It is therefore called a “Klann linkage”.
As you build, you will learn many cool mechanical principles that may be used in many other projects.
Due to advanced engineering, only 2 motors move all 8 Spider’s legs simultaneously.
Totem RoboBoard X4
Programmable robotics controller for wireless motor and sensor control
RoboBoard X4 features:
• ESP32 240Mhz processor
• 3 Servo channels
• 4 DC channels
• 4 GPIO channels
• 4 RGB LED
• Totem BUS expansion
• MEMS sensor
• USB port
• Wireless connectivity
• User LED & button
• On/off switch
• DC & battery input
Programming allows you to implement your ideas by controlling attached motors and sensors. Robots can become self-aware, perform certain tasks or execute advanced algorithms. This is achieved by using a beginner friendly Arduino platform.
Totem BUS System
Advanced modular extension system allowing for easy plug and play robot building without limitations. Compared to other systems – Totem BUS uses more versatile communication protocol and is able to transfer more power over a single cable. RoboBoard X4 utilizes it to expand functionality, add additional sensors (like distance, line follower), making robot self aware and control various peripherals. In this way you can focus on robot building and programming, avoiding all the hassle with libraries, loose connections and incompatible electronic components.
Available Totem modules can be found in our shop.
- Easy controllable with Totem programming
- Fast and reliable (CAN bus based)
- Longer cable distances and higher power
- Versatile communication protocol (peer-to-peer)