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January 31, 2013 AT 3:00 am

Create your own DIY robot #3dthursday

From The Register:

If you have access to a basic 3D printer, around $US800 in spare cash and like fooling around with Arduino, why not make a robot?

We’re not tilting at windmills here, because designs for the body parts are available thanks to an open source project from French sculptor Gael Langevin. His year-long project, which he calls InMoov, isn’t yet complete – if you print your own InMoov, you’ll find it lacks legs.

However, the head, torso, hand and arm designs are finished. You’ll have to add your own motors and electronics. Even that’s not so daunting, with two Arduino Uno units to handle motor control; twenty hobby store-level servos, fishing line, ABS filament, and batteries….

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

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