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This is an entry for the Develop3D / MakerBot "Make a 'Bot" competition.
PanicBot is a labour saving device, ideal for home or office use. When things get out of hand, don't waste energy frantically waving your own arms around - simply turn the dial and let PanicBot do it for you!
I'm not sure what's going on with the orientation of the STL files here. They looked fine in SolidWorks; I'm not sure how to fix them here.
I don't have a 3D printer, so there's a bit of guesswork in this design. I may have been a bit optimistic with wall thicknesses and the type of fits that can be achived. It will hopefully snap together securely, but it might need a bit of glue to make sure it's stable.
The robot parts are designed to fit onto a single build platform on MakerBot's Replicator 2. There may be a better way to arrange them. I've done my best to ensure they can be built with minimal support, but as I say I'm new to all this, so apologies if I've missed something.
If I can attach an animation of a suggestion for the correct order for assembling the parts, I'll do that. Hopefully it'll be self-explanatory, but let me know if you hit any problems.
I'd be really interested to hear from anybody who makes one of these.
PanicBot by CognisantDesign is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
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