June 20, 2013 AT 1:00 am

Let’s Build a Robot! #3dthursday

LetsBuildARobot

Check out this awesome robot wearing an Adafruit logo badge — and rigged up entirely with Adafruit electronics. We first met this robot during the #adafruit6secs Film Festival, now you can make one of your own.

An Instructables tutorial from Rick Winscott:

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?

Ding ding ding… let’s go! …

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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!

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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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