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Nano Egg

by stevemedwin, published

Nano Egg by stevemedwin Oct 16, 2013

Description

I picked up a Hexbug Nano V2 toy hexbug.com/v2 the other day. It moves by vibrating the body and the flexible legs only let it move forward. The motion is pretty random, kind of like a big bug. It needed something extra so I made a small truncated icosahedron in Cheetah3D and printed a bunch. These "eggs" provide some obstacles for it as it moves around it's environment. Here's a short video of them in action: vimeo.com/77012228

Have fun!

UPDATE: The "eggs" seem to jam less often if they are scaled to 95% before printing.

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you should make one that has a wide crack with a second file that is a slide in and out baby bug
Post a photo if you do print them!
I might just print some because they're cool; I don't have hexbugs.

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Nano Egg by stevemedwin is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

I used ReplicatorG to prepare the file, a MakerBot Replicator2 with the Replicator 2 slicing defaults and the following settings with white MakerBot PLA to do the printing:

Infill = 10%
Layer Height = 0.200
Shells = 1
Feedrate = 40
Travel Feed = 55
Temperature = 220

I used a raft with full support. It only takes 10 minutes to print one of these 15 mm diameter things and the support structure snaps right off.
you should make one that has a wide crack with a second file that is a slide in and out baby bug
I might just print some because they're cool; I don't have hexbugs.
Post a photo if you do print them!
Why do you post things but won't allow people to print? It makes no sense.
Not my intent. I changed license type just in case.
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