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Let's Build a Robot!

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I've been building stuff like this since I was about ten or so years old... and I love it!

It's amazing how fabrication techniques have improved in the last few years. Inexpensive hardware, 3D printers, and awesome boutique electronics stores like Adafruit, SparkFun, and Seeed Studio have opened a Pandoras-box of Awesome.

Are you ready to build your robot? Please make sure to read through the entire Instructable before making any purchases - parts are listed throughout. 

If you have any questions, let me know - I'll do my best to help. Want to see ROBOB (ROB-OB) in action?

https://vine.co/v/hBhqD1ZQHLm

Ding ding ding... let's go!
 
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Step 1: 3D Part Printing

The robot is comprised of about two dozen parts that can be printed on just about any 3D printer that has a 4.5 X 4.5 inch build platform; PLA or ABS is up to you.

Here's a link to the model on TinkerCAD...



Are you new to 3D printing? Printing all these parts is going to take a good chunk of time - the bigger your build platform the better. To save you a little bit of time, I've broken the model down into printable parts - get all the bits-n-bytes over at Thingiverse.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:104962

Like I said, you can use PLA or ABS... here are the types I used.

Blue Pro-Series PLA
http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/pro-series-blue-pla-filament-1.75mm

White Pro-Series PLA
http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/pro-series-white-pla-filament-1.75mm

Natural Pro-Series PLA
http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/pro-series-natural-pla-filament-1.75mm

 
rwinscot (author) 1 year ago
Direct link to view the TinkerCAD model:

https://tinkercad.com/embed/iayxDtuayW1

It seems they have been doing some maintenance lately... which might explain why things go broken here and there. As of right now, it looks like all the links work.
I can't see the TinkerCAD link. Could you fix that?
Hyperbase1 year ago
Hell cool
Grissini1 year ago
cool build. I like the adafruit flower, nice touch!
vishalapr1 year ago
That looks soo cute :D Would be amazing if you could get a video of it once your batteries are recharged and you are done building ;)
BeBexXx1 year ago
mmmm.... very cute. tnx for sharing.