Hello and welcome to another one of my scientific computing journeys. This time it is into the world of Robotics and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). I've been toying with the idea of building a FPGA controlled robot for quite some time now, but I have not really been motivated by the four wheel chassis ones available on the market. By chance on Tuesday I came across a 17 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Biped Robot Educational Kit, from Ali Express, for peanuts.
Now normally I would be suspicious of a potentially good kit for the price being offered, however given the recent news about Ali Express' 100 Billion Euro stock market floatation I convinced myself that they must be doing something right, so I took the plunge and bought one.