1st Printed ESRA Talking Robot
by RobodysseyBrian, published
Update: I have recorded a video roughly explaining the maestro set-up and programming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yop9Zk2HJMU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVFLoZlTjw1ntq-6utlJtog
Update: I have finally finished the assembly instruction video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRSGdbrgLko&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVFLoZlTjw1ntq-6utlJtog
Update: The files ending with SK should work with Skeinforge. I have not printed those but they look good. I removed the cone from the pin ends and replaced them with hemispheres.
Printed ESRA Robot powered by 3 Hitec servos and a mini Maestro controller. The gears have Hitec splines printed into them. The servo action is controlled with Robodysseys ServoScribe software which has a free 4 channel download available at: http://www.robodyssey.com/brands/Robodyssey-Software.html
I have bundled a kit to make getting parts easy. You can find it here: http://www.robodyssey.com/printed-esra1-parts-kit/
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3 Hitec Servos
1 Mini Maestro
1 4pk AA battery Holder
2 Animal Eyes
12 Self Tapping 4-40 screws
1 length of wire
1 Hair Scrunchy (these are from the dollar store)
I had to print the gears and eyelids sort of slowly...
All the parts were screwed together with self tapping 4-40 screws.
The only semi-serious modification was the 8-32 tapping of the holes on the plate that holds the servos. The holes need to be tapped to allow the nylon screws to apply back pressure on the non-driven gears.
See attached video.