PrintBot Renacuajo

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PrintBot Renacuajo by bq3D Dec 22, 2013
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This is an educational robot intended to be used as a sniffer or line follower.
It has been designed to attach other components such as servos, LEDs, push buttons, a buzzer, and other sensors included in the product "Zum Box" distributed by BQ.

BOM (see attached image)
Printed parts:

  • 1 x chassis
  • 1 x battery holder
  • 2 x wheel
  • 1 x sniffer


  • 15 x M3x10 screw
  • 2 x M3x40 screw
  • 16 x M3 nut
  • 2 x 3x50mm O-ring
  • 8 x AAA batteries

Parts included in "Zum Box" by BQ:

  • 1 x Battery holder
  • 1 x BQ Zum Core
  • 2 x IR sensor
  • 1 x Button
  • 2 x Light sensor
  • 1 x Buzzer
  • 1 x Ultrasound sensor
  • 1 x Potentiometer
  • 2 x Led
  • 1 x Micro-USB Cable
  • 2 x Miniservo
  • 2 x Continuous rotation servos

Build Instructions
See the attached pdf (in Spanish). Pictures are clear enough to follow the steps even if you do not understand Spanish.
Check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQF05l-RxTo

Example code
Attached you will find a simple Arduino program for following a line ("Arduino_renacuajo_line_follow.ino").

Now you can control your robot through the "RoboPad" app.
So just upload the "Arduino_robopad_renacuajo.ino" into your robot, connect the Bluetooth Module and install the Android app:
Youtube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8OlUu4fgNo
Final releases will be published on http://diwo.bq.com & http://diwo.bq.com/montaje-del-printbot-renacuajo/

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Please, would you change the "sniffer.stl" file to install the collision sensor: http://www.elecfreaks.com/estore/octopus-crash-sensor-brick.html.
Best regards.
Picard F