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Sugru Fixbot

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Sugru Fixbot by mikevanis Sep 4, 2012

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These are the parts you need to print to make your very own Fixbot from our latest video! Head over to Instructables for a full guide on how to build this quirky happy robot!

Fixbot video:
http://youtu.be/azhI2yFsJVU

Instructables:
http://www.instructables.com/id/EBJZVMCH5Y9WD94

Instructions

You'll notice that you have a choice between two different sets of files. The first set contains all standard parts including the main chassis, the rotation axis, as well as the finger. The second set of files includes the same parts, but we've added some extra feet on the bottom layer to stop the models from curling. If you have a really well calibrated 3D printer or Makerbot, feel free to use the vanilla files. However, if your Makerbot is as quirky as ours, use the anti-corner curling feet variety.

Also, make sure you print one (or all) of the bases for the robot. You have a choice between a vertical screw-mounted base that you can screw onto anything, a GoPro compatible adapter to use with GoPro mounts, or a horizontal screw mounted base.

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cool cool cool i'm printing one now. but what is the pivot point on the back side of servo? I cant see it in pic

What fill density do you recommend??

Good question! We printed ours in 40%, but I reckon that you could drop down to 30%

This is officially my new favorite little gizmo from this site! Fantastically cute and fun programming :D

That video made my day. Thank you!

Cute vid, but isn't it all clever programming and camerawork? It doesn't have any sensors, so it doesn't actually interact with you (as suggested by the photo), nor could it actually help fix anything. Sugru seems like a great product, but the "Fixbot" is just a marketing ploy and not a functional robot, right?

It was built to be cute, not practical. It is an electronic puppet, nothing more.

I think it's a great chassis that you could mount all sorts of sensors and gear to. Maybe not to fix stuff, but definitely to act as a normal robotic arm.

I want a button that is stronger than liking this. The video is so adorable.

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