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Robotis DARWIN-MINI

by I-Bioloid, published

Robotis DARWIN-MINI by I-Bioloid May 8, 2014

Description

These are the pre-production files for the robot.
I will upload the production files as soon as I can.
Come see the DARWIN-MINI in action at Makercon and Bay Area Maker Faire 2014.
go here for more information about the robot.
http://www.robotis.com/xe/ROBOTIS_DARWIN_MINI_ko
Build software here.
http://www.robotis.com/xe/download_en/1081902
Programming software here.
http://www.robotis.com/xe/download_en/1081899
Go here to buy the Production kit starting in June 2014. For 499.99.
http://www.robotis-shop-en.com/shop/step1.php?number=1137
Parts list here:
http://support.robotis.com/en/product/darwin_mini/parts_list.htm
You can now buy the DARWIN-MINI in the MakerShed.
http://www.makershed.com/DARwIn_Mini_p/dsrbt23.htm

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I would suggest buying a few bags of the OLLO rivets. As I have had no luck printing out the rivets myself.

robotis.us/ollo-rivet-set-ors-10/
i know i already asked, but do you think you can design the fasteners and post please? thanks!
Working on it, thanks for pointing this out!

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The part list for the DARWIN-MINI is here:
http://www.robotis-shop-en.com/shop/step1.php?number=1137

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i know i already asked, but do you think you can design the fasteners and post please? thanks!
I would suggest buying a few bags of the OLLO rivets. As I have had no luck printing out the rivets myself.

robotis.us/ollo-rivet-set-ors-10/
Thank you very much for sharing.

I want to print it and I started with one foot but I am not able to find the part that says in the instructions SPD-3b7 (http://support.robotis.com/en/product/darwin_mini/parts_list.htm) What am I missing?

Thank you very much for your help :)
Working on it, thanks for pointing this out!
what about the fasteners?
For the DARWIN-MINI right now the cheapest and easiest way to get fasteners and all that you need to build the robot is to buy the kit.
Just a suggestion but the 3D printed version of the head needs cross brace support for the mounts like the injection molded version that comes with the kit, the mounts are a little flimsy without it, obviously it still works and not critical.
Aug 4, 2014 - Modified Aug 14, 2014
I-Bioloid - in reply to themitch22
Hmm, looking at the file
Hello I-Bioloid
I was wondering if you has come across the darwin mini's parts, in other file formats (igs, dxf, etc)?
thanks
Yes, just uploaded the .STP design files!!!

Please thank Robotis for this as they did not have to allow use of the design files!
Thanks I-Bioloid for keeping an eye out, and replying.

I can get on with build mod's for darwin mini now.

cheers
Hello and thank you for this amazing sharing! I would know three things:
- where can I find the hardware list of necessary electronic parts?
- does this robot can embed Linux in any way?
- is it possible to add easily a webcam and a microphone, according to you?
Intel Edison as a brain maybe for higher level processing, like with a camera or to run Linux
I'm new to robotics and to programming so this project would be a fun challenge for an old guy. Will there be upgrades or expansions available in the future for the Darwin Mini?
Yes lots! It is open sourced so everyone can help with its development.Share improvements here:http://www.robotsource.org/bs/bd.php?bt=forum_CM9DeveloperWorld
Looks fantastic and affordable! I'm in as soon as it supports IOS (iPhone). I'll be watching.
Why wait? you can buy a cheap android tablet for under 100.00 USD.
And other internals
Right now it is cheaper to buy the kit at 499.99 then to buy all of the parts separately.http://www.makershed.com/DARwIn_Mini_p/dsrbt23.htm
54Soon to be leaving thingiverse because of Makerbot's behavior towards open source.Details: fabbaloo.com/blog/2014/5/25/has-makerbot-crossed-the-line-for-some-yes
Sorry but this is spam and it needs to be removed!
What about pins, are you using original ones, or you plan to print them?
Not sure they are printable? Will have to buy them through Robotis. Just like the servos and the controller.
Is it possible to use regular screws?
You could if you want.sounds like you want to make your own version which is cool by me
Awesome!!! Two question:
where can I find information about these servos?
Any plan of using standard 9g servos?
Regards
Here you go: support.robotis.com/en/product/dynamixel/xl-series/xl-320.htmusing 9g servos for a DARWIN-MINI sounds like a good project for you javacasm but not for me. :)
Hi,Do you have instruction of how to assemble this Robot?It looks great
Cheers,
download the build software and it will show you step by step how to build the DARWIN-MINI.http://www.robotis.com/xe/download_en/1081902
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