Hi, my name is Len Holgate and this is a blog about my new project to design and build a hexapod robot; a mechanical vehicle that walks on six legs… By day I design and build high performance TCP and UDP servers for the Windows platform, my C++ technical blog is here: Up until a few weeks ago I’d never done any electronics or embedded programming; I decided that I needed a new hobby and so started tinkering with electronics, breadboarding and the like and, in what tends to be my typical approach to such things, I decided that the best way to push myself into this new hobby was to dive in to reasonably complex project.