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Eye modification for InMoov

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Eye modification for InMoov by bhouston Oct 1, 2015
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This is an add on to monnerby's Modified InMoov head, part 3 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1035688.
Start by printing those parts.

Then print 2 Eye Horizontal ball JointV1.stl and 1 each of the other parts of this Thing.
I printed the parts in PLA at .2mm layer height, 2 shells and 50% infill.
The servo holders are designed to hold EZ Robots Micro Servos - http://www.ez-robot.com/Shop/AccessoriesDetails.aspx?prevCat=9&productNumber=13.
Install the parts as shown the photos. The servo levers are designed to be press fitted on to the servos.
To join the Eye Horizontal Servo Lever to the Eye Horizontal Tie Rod put a small screw thru the Tie Rod and screw it into the Lever. The screw must slide freely in the slot in the Tie Rod.
10/2/2015 The Eye Horizontal Tie Rod V1 was originally posted wrong, It has now been corrected and the right part is here now.
10/3/15 I have added Eye Horizontal Adj BallV1 to allow adjustment of the eyes if needed. 2 very small screws will be needed.
10/3/15 A small tab has been added to Eye Horizontal Adj BallV3. Makes it a little easier to work with. I would glue it place once the eyes are adjusted correctly.
10/23/2015 This modification fits in Gael's original head design.

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Hello,bhouston! I will appreciate it that you put your fantastic designs,may i ask you two questions。what is the camera type in the video?and I want to redesign some parts of the Inmoov too,may I ask you that how do you determine the exact dimension of the new parts so that they can fit the older parts?thank you

Thanks for the nice words. I use the EZ-Robot camera. My InMoov runs on EZ-Robot hardware and software. I find their system very easy to use. Check them out here http://www.ez-robot.com. When I make modifications, I start with the dimensions of the parts they will fit to and retro fit from there. What are you going to redesign?

thank you for your reply, we are a University student team from Chnia.At present, I just want to make some small modifications for the present parts,for example that the teflon plate in your Inmoov is not so easy to acquire,so I want to change it so that the friction between the two middle stomach planes can still be reduced by the steel balls between them.
question about the dimension is that most of the filetype of the Inmoov parts are .stl which are uneditable and hard to acquire the eact dimensions, I try to convert it to some editable filetype with the software Solidworks, but it turns out to be very time-consuming,up to hours for one small item.I wander is it possible for you to share your experience ?

Yes, trying to put the STL's into Solidworks is difficult, try using Tinkercad. https://www.tinkercad.com. It's a free program that you can easily import STL files into and modify.

thank you, and one problem about your another design——articulating stomach,it seems that the TS_base_left.stl is the mirror body of the TS_base_right.stl,either connection part is hollow,no bump,so the two parts can not be assembled together .would you mind updating it?thank you

Use the TS Connectors. Print 2 of them.

First of all thank you so much for sharing all this cool stuff with us! Your Inmoov eyes look very cool what do you use for this black rings ("Iris") on your eyeballs? Do you print this part?

thank you for give us your project
it is nice just like i need

Thanks, your design is very strong and stable. It supports these other components very well.Thanks for posting your designs.

That was great. Nice to see that you have continued the modification so that it can be used without any other modifications to the head.