PrintBot Crab

by bqLabs, published

PrintBot Crab by bqLabs Mar 31, 2014
3 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps



Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag


Thing Statistics

10330Views 3764Downloads Found in Robotics


The PrintBot Crab is an educational robot that can walk as an hexapod and can grab objects with its pincers.
You can see the robot in action at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb_dW-XyTIc
This modular robot has been designed to attach other components such as servos, LEDs, push buttons, a buzzer, and other sensors included in the product "Mi primer kit de robotica" ("My first robotics kit") distributed by bq.


Printed parts:

  • 1xBattery_holder
  • 1xCangrejo_body
  • 1xCangrejo_central_legs
  • 1xCangrejo_central_servo_support
  • 1xCangrejo_eyes
  • 1xCangrejo_pincers_LEFT
  • 1xCangrejo_pincers_RIGHT
  • 1xCangrejo_shell
  • 2xCangrejo_axes_link
  • 2xCangrejo_back_leg
  • 2xCangrejo_front_leg

    Electronic Components:

  • 1 x Freaduino UNO (Arduino UNO derivative)
  • 3 x Miniservos (ES08A or similar)
  • 1 x 8 AAA battery holder

    Optional Electronic Components:

  • 1 x Bluetooth module


  • 8 x AAA batteries
  • 2 x M3x40 screw
  • 2 x M3x35 screw
  • 3 x M3x16 screw
  • 8 x M3x12 screw
  • 15 x M3 nut
  • 4 x Little rubber bands
  • 6 x Rubber ferrule (10mm diameter)

    Build Instructions

    See the attached pdf (in Spanish). Pictures are clear enough to follow the steps even if you do not understand Spanish.

    Example code

    Attached you will find the Arduino programs. The principal program use the Oscilator librarie based on Ardusnake made by obijuan
    [see: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:21401]


    Ana de Prado Navarrete


    This thing and all other published material cannot be considered as a final product of bq and bq takes no responsibility of its use.
    It must be considered as an experimental and early released product developed by the Innovation and Robotics Department staff with the intention to share it and test it as soon as possible within the community.
    Final releases will be published on http://diwo.bq.com & http://diwo.bq.com/montaje-del-printbot-crab/

More from Robotics

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App