Button Bot

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Button Bot by MakerBot Jun 4, 2012

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Button Bot
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Button Bots were first sighted after the great arcade factory escape of ‘86. Their continued survival in the wild has baffled robot experts. With literally only half-a-mind, a Button Bot is dependent on its buttons for sustenance. Button Bots are fed directly through arcade button presses. Once fed, the button brain wakes up for few moments of scrambled output.

Created by Todd Blatt (zenix) and Adam Fontenault (adamfont)


This project requires an extensive amount of work and is meant for an experienced maker. It requires about 50 hours of printing, lots of soldering, copying code to an arduino, gearbox assembly, and other electronics work.

Check out ButtonBot_Assembly.pdf for instructions.

-Todd Blatt (zenix) & Adam Fontenault (adamfont)

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How did you print the facefrontleft\right with that overhang?

That area had support.  Exterior support was turned on.

I'm excited to get printing on this one. I have a question though. I know your design is flexable for the arms but I was wondering which tubing you used for them or what was in Internal diameter of the tubing?

It's about 20mm inner diameter, but we're not sure what tubing we used. There are no numbers on the tube that I can find.

Woah, add some little cup feet and you've recreated one of the baby bots from Batteries Not Included. :-)