Step 2: Print parts

Head over to Thingiverse and download Fixbot's STL package. You'll notice that you have a choice between two different sets of files. The first set contains all standard parts including the main chassis, the rotation axis, as well as the finger. The second set of files includes the same parts, but we've added some extra feet on the bottom layer to stop the models from curling. If you have a really well calibrated 3D printer or Makerbot, feel free to use the vanilla files. However, if your Makerbot is as quirky as ours, use the anti-corner curling feet variety.

Also, make sure you print one (or all) of the bases for the robot. You have a choice between a vertical screw-mounted base that you can screw onto anything, a GoPro compatible adapter to use with GoPro mounts, or a horizontal screw mounted base.
The Fixbot should have its parts connected with Sugru, Not screws! :)
Is there any way of getting the 3D printed parts without a 3D printer? If so, where at? <br>
hmmm, this is a good question. <br>So, you could upload the files onto Shapeways and order from them. <br>Alternatively, you could do a google search for 3D printing companies in your area and send the files to them. You could be very surprised about how many companies can do this. Finally, you could hit up your own social group and see if someone you know can print this for you....
I am rather curious as to where you obtained those bearings from. I have looked around and can only seem to find ones that are 4mm in thickness, 3mm inner diameter and 10mm outer diameter. Would these be okay to use or does the thickness have to be smaller or bigger? I am almost ready to build this robot, just need to get the bearings.
Funny video
Funny video
i want one
Awesome. Think Ill make one of these... <br> <br>How married are you to the servos you have listed (i have a whole box of unused servos some where, and would hate to order more...)
Hey zkus, <br> <br>Most of the chassis is modelled to fit the hitec servo mount. You could see if your servos are going to fit by comparing your servo's datasheet with the hitec hs-422's datasheet. <br> <br>We've also made the parametric 3D files available to the public, so you could change the designs to fit your servos!
Is there any instructable on how to build a parametric 3d file?
Sweet, love it when things are parametric (though in a format i am unfamiliar with... dont happen to have openscad files laying around by chance?) Ill check the datasheets, hopefully they just match. Cheers!
i think you are confusing parts a and be, it might also be nice to say how many of each parts you need to print off
For those of us that don't have a &quot;cnc printer&quot; are you supplying the frame work for this bot ? If so how can we order the parts ? <br> <br>Thanks <br> <br>Larry
You could cut them out of wood or plastic, or get them 3D printed from one of the many available online services.
Sweet project! Maybe I'll scale it up a bit and give it a claw! <br> <br>Now that I think about it I think I'll make it a slave to my own arm! Flex sensors or kinect should be a good option... <br> <br>Wow I am itching to try this now :) <br> <br>
That's a great idea! Keep us posted!
Very nice project. Funny and well-crafted video.
Nice Idea, and what a GREAT VIDEO !
great tip about winding the cables! this project is really well done!
Love the video! Awesome, just awesome.
thanks :) delighted you like it
Looks like a fun educational toy. The video was very cute too. I'm pretty sure the Sugru was superfluous though :p
Looks like a fun educational toy. The video was very cute too. I'm pretty sure the Sugru was superfluous though :p

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