Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

Generic Robot Chassis

by JoeyC, published

Generic Robot Chassis by JoeyC Nov 11, 2012



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

2658Views 722Downloads Found in Robotics


The attached OpenSCAD Libraries will generate chassis for small robots.

There is suport for servo based drive and a top mounted servo for ping sensor scanning.


  1. Copy all the scad files into a common directory.

  2. The code has been tested using ABS, printed at .3mm layer height with 1 extra shell and 50% infill.

  3. The parameters for the size of the bot, the board size, etc. are all contained in the file newsumo.scad.

  4. It can be setup to generate a 3D view or printable views for the top, bottom, and sides. Just uncomment the line in newsumo.scad for what you want.

  5. The caster used is from VXB bearings: http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit7766

  6. The screws used to assemble it are #1 x 3/8 servo hold down from JR Hobby Hadrware: http://www.jrhobbyhardware.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=108_109&products_id=255

  7. This is a premlinary release. I am still working on adding a castering wheel. Also, a version sized for an Arduino board is in the works.

More from Robotics

view more

All Apps

Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse Apps

No results.