Picture of PING Head BOE-Bot ...
This is another 3D Printed Plastic Project:  "the PING Head BOE-Bot" ... 

The BOE-Bot is one of the best starting points for learning robotics ... if you can read, then in less than a month you can become an intermediate Roboteer.  But when you're done you end up with a BOE-Bot ... a very nakid little robot with electronics sticking out on top, wires here 'n there etc... 

What I've been doing is finding ways to convert these projects to a more complete solution so that after completing the last of chapter 8 in the manual the Roboteer can finish the robot into a toy for a small child to safely play with.  

The PING Head BOE-Bot is my 2nd completed design for the BOE-Bot projects ...

As you can see in the first image the lid is "Z" shaped and it simply snaps on top ... but is easy enough to remove to replace the 9V radio battery on the HomeWork Board inside.  The cut-out on the side allows for re-programming without having to remove the µController board ... also, there's a cut-out on the back for those using the original BOE (Board of Education) be it the older Serial version or the newer USB version.  

The other images (SolidWorks 3D CAD/Modeling views," you can see the back and bottom views ... 

Grab the .STL files to build your own ... although I designed the back plate for the head, I'm not using it on mine.

See how rather than the PING servo rotating side to side the head rolls to look in the direction desired including down or straight forward for the most view with minimal parts.  Yeah, there's a mini-Servo inside that head along with the PING, 3-LEDs, an IR Receiver and two Piezo speakers ... 

The reason to put everything into the head is so that the head and software can be used on several other robot designs.  

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craftclarity11 months ago

This is cool! I'd love to see a step-by-step of it. It's always neat to see how things are made....!