Now I finally have that 3d printer, i was bragging to my buddy Jimmy. He seemed jelly and said, “well can you print other things than McDonald toys?”  The birth of the project.

I had to find a better project than printing out desk toys so to the www I went.  Eventually finding myself looking at the open source inmoov robot project. problem solved!

The next decision was what would he look like? Now im not really a modeler so shape wise it would be the same as the regular inmoov but color, I had some options. pink and purple? rainbow? Sparkle glitter? Umm…

So I went with black and translucent Red. I ordered me some PLA and ABS. (Unintentionally, I originally wanted to do only PLA but my lack of attention landed me with a roll of black ABS.)

Here is what i got:
Black ABS HATCHBOX 1.75mm Black ABS 3D Printer Filament – 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs) – Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm

and translucent red pla HATCHBOX 1.75mm Transparent Red PLA 3D Printer Filament – 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs) – Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm

Here are some pics of it dry fitted together.


I tried plastic welding the pieces together and ended up messing up the seam. I tried sanding, reheating and acetone, and more sanding. Its looking better but still lacks the luster I would prefer. I’m going to epoxy coat it when I’m ready to gloss the pieces back up.

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(Ashton) My 7 year old giving him a high five.

As of right now, I am giving my printer a break to print some Christmas gifts.

ordered one Arduino nano to control one hand. I have connected the nano to a breadboard to make connections easier. I even got it working a couple RC servos I have. 

On my purchase list is hk servos. fishing line for the tenants, screws and other hardware.

I was thinking of getting some TPU for more cosmetic pieces to give my robot a softer more approachable exterior.

I’m looking into running my robot lab on a raspberry pi board to control the robot.
I picked up a pi zero to be the brain. (How cool would it be to say the brain is a $5 computer) … REALLY COOL!


Categories: Robotics