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Minion

by MakerBot, published

Minion by MakerBot Jun 22, 2012

Description

Every budding Mad Scientist needs a Minion.

Want to laser your name into the moon? Minion will help. Looking for a volunteer to test your new shrink ray? Minion can do that. Need a distraction while you escape? Thats Minion’s job.

Others may call you crazy, but Minion will always believe in you.

See Minion in Action:
youtube.com/watch?v=647-zaZJsbw&feature=youtu.be

Created By Skimbal

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Merci super

I would like to see a more detailed tutorial on the electronics assembly. More specific, I would like to see how the arduino pro mini was wired.

I would like to see a more detailed tutorial for the electronics assembly. Such as wiring up the arduino pro mini.

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License

Minion by MakerBot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Detail assemble instructions will be available on June 22ed.

The Software is still in a rough phase, expect it to be updated.

Parts You'll Need

- HXT 900 Micro Servo x4 hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__662__HXT900_9g_1_6kg_12sec_Micro_Servo.html

- Hobby King GT-2 2.4Ghz 2 Ch Tx & Rx hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10608

- AAA Battery holder pololu.com/catalog/product/1144

-Arduino Pro Mini sparkfun.com/products/11113

-12 pin header

-Switch

-Assorted Wire

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veve591 on Nov 17, 2013 said:

Merci super

Knight on Jan 13, 2013 said:

I would like to see a more detailed tutorial on the electronics assembly. More specific, I would like to see how the arduino pro mini was wired.

Knight on Jan 13, 2013 said:

I would like to see a more detailed tutorial for the electronics assembly. Such as wiring up the arduino pro mini.

robotfanatic on Dec 25, 2012 said:

These STLs blow up in netfab and slic3r. Please fix them ASAP!

Lenbok on Aug 16, 2012 said:

Several of these files give manifoldness errors when slicing. I tried running them through cloud netfab but some of them (e.g. Shell_Top.stl and Feet.stl) evaporate during the process. Can someone please upload a set of fixed versions of the files?

slamzee on Jul 11, 2012 said:

Where's the instructions?

sirmakesalot on Jul 7, 2012 said:

Oh, one more thing, it would put this little guy over the top if it had a proximity sensor in the eye and if it blinked!! Whoa!?

sirmakesalot on Jul 7, 2012 said:

This should be a Makerbot project for sale along with the car, wind up and dynamo! And please bring back a limited run of the clock!! I missed out

:( sad sirmakesalot

lowlight on Jun 26, 2012 said:

Please upload a separate file for each foot. The two together don't fit on the Thing-o-matic build platform. I printed the base tonight to get an idea of the servo size and it drooped in front but the servo mountscame out good.

gravityhomer on Jun 29, 2012 said:

I split the feet here you go:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Lenbok on Jun 26, 2012 said:

These look great and have really caught my son's eye so I'm going to make a couple!! How are those assembly instructions coming along? (I've got a bunch of parts winging their way to me as we speak...) :-)

GlitchTech on Jun 25, 2012 said:

Minion was a lot of fun to play with at Makerfaire KC. Thanks for coming!

LiquidBeef on Jun 23, 2012 said:

Hooray! I've long awaited (24 hours!) these mini marvels. Time to finally fix that second extruder! Thanks!

cyclone on Jun 22, 2012 said:

Great character model keep these little robots coming please!

I'd like to add that most of your exports from Sketchup tend to have errors because of the stl export plugin you are using. Try: http://www.guitar-list.com/dow...

It is easy to modify the Ruby (.RB file ) to default to mm and STL. It is a much bett
er exporter and I generally have no errors from models I export with it. (Unless I made the sketchup model wrong in the first place.)

Thanks for your amazing designs. I'm starting to print this one right now.

ozchrisb on Jun 22, 2012 said:

Yay! I've been hoping you'd release this. I can haz minion!

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