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Slip-On Plastic Forearm for the RoboNova-1 BiPedal Robot

by SolidWorksMagi, published

Slip-On Plastic Forearm for the RoboNova-1 BiPedal Robot by SolidWorksMagi May 3, 2010

Description

This forearm is designed to slip over the existing forearm and be temporarily stuck on using a drop or two of rubber cement or other easy to remove sticky ...

You can find a bunch of 1mm thick aluminum/alloy part files I've created in the 3D Content Central Library online ... it's FREE!
3dcontentcentral.com/Search.aspx?arg=wperko

These files are importable to the Microsoft Robotics Studio ... another FREE PC software tool ...

Sorry, I don't know the strengths of the MakerBot printing materials, nor the tolerances needed in design ... hence I need a MakerBot to learn and adjust my sketches to conform properly ...

Okay, for those not clever enough to make large overhangs ... I added the flat version for MakerBoting. I should note that sketch orientation of designs is -90° out of whack from SolidWorks to the MakerBot files.

This is another of many entries to the makezine.com/go/makerbot contest ...

blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/04/makerbot_giveaway.html

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Fairly confident this is not printable in its current form due to massive overhangs.
I'd try it, but as usual my extruder is in little parts across the room.

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Instructions

After you MakerBot this ... use a rubber grommet or tape whatever to snugly fit your small short laser pen into the 12mm diameter mounting bores ... I plugged my laser into Port 15 on the RoboNova-1 and set it to turn ON/OFF using a TTL-2-PWM adapter (easily found in hobby stores) ...

MakerBot a few of these and give them a try ... then send me a half-dozen please.

If you successfully make this with a 3D printer please send me the build-file and machine type so it can be uploaded here for others to use.

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Ben.Rockhold on May 4, 2010 said:

Fairly confident this is not printable in its current form due to massive overhangs.
I'd try it, but as usual my extruder is in little parts across the room.

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