So I found this beautiful thing last week: http://www.robotis.com/xe/bioloid_en
And I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I rooted around for a base price and it's $1200: http://www.robotshop...obot-kit-2.html
Since I am in university and have access to many machines and supplies, I thought I may be able to make this thing for cheaper. So I started looking at the things it comes with. The biggest thing is it comes with 18 $40 servos, which is way too expensive, I might as well buy the kit at that price.
I don't know a whole lot about servos, that's going into mechanical engineering and I'm studying computer. I was wondering if anyone with a bit more knowledge could tell me if this servo I found on Sparkfun has the same functionality as the $40 one.
The $40 servo: http://www.robotshop...o-serial-6.html
The servo from Sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9347
What is it that's driving up the price? Just all the extra features? Could I still make a joint move with the Sparkfun servo?