MiniSkybot Robot Chassis

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MiniSkybot Robot Chassis by obijuan Nov 28, 2010

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The MiniSkybot robot is an educational open robot. Its chassis is minimal: it consist only of two tricked servos joined by two U-pieces.

Now the robot is in an early stage of development. We are testing different minimal chassis.

You can see a video Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1v-4ejwBKk
(This video is intended for my students so I am talking in Spanish)

More information here:

The pieces have been designed with OpenScad. All the virtual pieces have been assembled with Freecad


The pieces have been printed in ABS with a Makerbot Cupcake MK5. Replicator 0020 and Skeinforge 0006. The profile chosen is cupcake-mk5-abs with the following modifications:

  • speed/Feedrate (mm/s): 38
  • fill/Extra Shells on Base (layers): 2
  • fill/Extra Shells on Sparse Layer (layers): 2

More pictures of the building process can be found here:


UPDATE May-23rd-2011:

The new Miniskybot V1.0 is ready! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7989

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I'm following your manuals on youtube and I said that photo sounds familiar to me!

Eres un crack gracias por compartir, un abrazo!

Is there a code for this? Where is the board controlling it?

Simple and elegant as always, obi!

Simplicity is beauty ;-)

This makes me so happy. The idea of open source robots is why I got into 3D printing in general, as well as a major reason for starting Thingiverse. Yes!

It has been possible because of the wonderful MK5 that we received three weeks ago :-D I am makerbot Operator #8