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Shellmo by shellmo Dec 20, 2013
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Shellmo is my opensource robot platform like a creature.

I'm really happy to upload here and share Shellmo with you.
Because, there were many problems to develop Shellmo.
The largest problem was "how to make creative robot with ease".
The moving of the Hermit Crab which took place in my tank provided me with the occasion that enabled me to come up with the concept of the modularized "Shell".
I can't write all here. So, if you have interested in Shellmo, please see project page later.

I uploaded all 3Ddata of Shellmo standard version 0.01 for starting Shellmo as an opensource project.

These 3D data are suitable for 3D printing at Shapeways (Flexible White Nylon).
So, it may not be easy to print them all by your printer.

I need your help !
I think Shellmo should be printable by desktop 3D printer like Replicator. If you have 3D printer, I want you to become project member and please use your 3D printer for developping Shellmo.
Of course, I want you to join my project if you don't have 3D printer.

I uploaded short movie.

Project Page:


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magnificent design...

Your design is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing the files :)

Awesome! love the drive mechanism :)

Charming design. Unfortunately as you noted it's not very well suited for reprap type printers.
I just examined some parts and it would be rather difficult to print them without support and additional tooling.
I was looking for centipede style robot to print but it seems I have to design it for my own.

Hi, What material did you use to print, PLA/ABS? How can I colorize it, what paint should I use to paint like this?

This one is printed by Shapeways 3D printing service.
The material is Nylon("Strong and Flexible Plastic").
I colored it with "Dylon" a kind of dye.

More about Shapeways materials:

My page on Shapeways:

Beautifully made! You are an artist.

Are the designs can be modified ?

It's made by Google sketchup, so if you will try to modify, it's better to use the same software.

Nicely designed! I am still curious about the eyeball movement. Very cool!

This is an amazing robot! The movements look so fluid and lifelike! Excellent job!

Thank you very much!
I like living things, so, my robot also become like living things, too.
I saw your "MiniCNC". That's simple but, very interesting.

I love it!

Thank you for sharing, You are both adorable!

Thank you!

I saw your "Kreepy Krawler". That's awesome design ! So, I followed you !

This is AWESOME.
When you finish the "Make" part in the webpage I will definitely be making one.

Thank you!
I will finish a page of "Making Micropede" by three days later.
I want you to try making "Micropede" at first.
Any way, please ask me anything that you want to know.

Thank you!
I feel Shellmo is the most adorable robot in the world!

this is absolutely awesome! thank you!

No. I have to say thank you. Thank you for intelested in my Shellmo.