FloppyBot-06 Kit

PUBLISHED ON 10/26/13 BY SolidWorksMagi
PRINT DIFFICULTY: beginner| PRINT TIME: medium| MULTIPLE PARTS: YES| SUPPORT MATERIAL: no| SEE ALL PRINT PARAMETERS
A fun little toy for all ages ... or the beginnings of an experimental base for a few robot projects ...

A small robot head ... can be a R/C toy using a DSM radio and receiver ... or use a µContro ... [READ MORE]ller ... a BS2 or Propeller or Arduino etc...

The guts?

Two Continously Rotating Servo Motors
(you can easily modify these $4 servo motors: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=16269&aff=757677) or buy (http://parallax.com/product/900-00008 or for a faster robot; http://parallax.com/product/900-00025)

I use a Spektrum DSM Radio and Receiver, but there are many brands and price ranges ... most affordable is the Turnigy 6X ~$30;
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=24969&aff=757677

or Turnigy 9X ~$50;
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=20976&aff=757677

I've been using Pezio speakers for the eye's along with the Parallax HomeWork µController board, but you can use other sound modules too ... http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=9031&aff=757677 or http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__37885__Arduino_Compatible_MP3_On_Board_Microphone_Recorder_Sound_Module.html for a couple of choices ...

The nose is a 6mm diameter low power laser pointer element ... they can be found everywhere online and if yours is larger, just drill out the hole to the diameter needed ... up to about 16mm will fit nicely on the robot nose. To drive the laser at full brightness use a R/C relay on the landing gear switch this one is about $7; http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=40044&aff=757677

The bottom display is just three LEDs ... I use red because I have hundreds of them, but they can be any color or assorted colors ...

After printing I paint my parts using $1 bottles of finger nail polish ... it's more ABS compatible and much cheaper than hobby paint.

The final trick is to adjust the guts so that the robot is balanced by gravity ... then paint better than I paint.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

LICENSE LEVEL PRICE
Allows the buyer to print up to 100 copies for home use only. Purchasers cannot distribute or sell the printed items and they cannot distribute or sell the digital design. If they wish to print more than 100 copies they must buy multiple licenses.
$3.00
Allows the buyer to print up to 1000 copies for business distribution purposes. They cannot sell the printed items and cannot distribute or sell the digital design. If they wish to print more than 1000 copies they will have to buy multiple licenses. Ex: A small business wants to print and give away iPhone cases as promotional items.
$1,200.00
Allows the buyer to print up to 2500 copies of this sweet design and to sell those prints for whatever price their heart desires. They do NOT have the right to distribute or sell the digital design. If they wish to print and sell more than 2500 copies they will have to buy multiple licenses.
$2,500.00

PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

PRINT PARAMETERS

  • PRINT DIFFICULTY: beginner
  • PRINT TIME: medium
  • SUPPORT MATERIAL: no
  • MIN # OF EXTRUDERS: 1
  • LARGEST PRINTABLE PIECE: 140 x 140 x 100 (mm)
  • SCALEABLE: NO
  • MULTIPLE PARTS: YES
  • FINISHING TIME REQUIRED: YES, 2hr
  • RECOMMEDED MATERIALS: NONE LISTED