Air Hockey Robot (an OPEN SOURCE 3D printer hack)

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Air Hockey Robot (an OPEN SOURCE 3D printer hack) by jjrobots Feb 27, 2015
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Based on the idea of using standard RepRap 3D printer parts : NEMA17 stepper motors, drivers, Arduino Mega, RAMPS, belts , bearings, rods, printed pieces … I started to develop the project. The main advantage of using these parts is that they are cheap and easily available.

A fully functional robot to play with!



Take a look to http://jjrobots.com/air-hockey-robot-a-3d-printer-hack/
You will find there the Bill of materials and instructions about how to create your own AIR HOCKEY ROBOTIC TABLE

ENJOY IT! (and if you need a helping hand go to the JJROBOTS forum http://jjrobots.com/forum/)


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I need two))) very nice!!!

I saw this video today: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=935604879818061

...and instantly thought of this project. I could see a real market for this tech in bars and such. If you could tweak your firmware to this application and offer a simple DIY guide, I would be willing to purchase said software/instructions for a small fee, perhaps $50?

Hi Abrokadabra,
Thank you for the link!. Could be awesome to project (in real time) the trajectory of the disc and the robot on the hockey table. hmmmm...

We have created a sort of "Air Hockey Robot building instructions": http://goo.gl/1RnQqs and would be happy to answer any questions that arise in the FORUM (the idea is to keep all the queries and answers from the "MAKERs" there for future reference).
As an Open Source "tiny community", we do not have the idea to sell documentation, buuut, we have activated a "donate" button in our front-page (for paying the coffee consumed when you are frustrated trying to solve the problems that arise along the way ;-) )

Thank you for your comment!

We are glad you like it! We are increasing the content the web with some further information in order to make easier to create your own Air hockey robot ;-)
(And working in ...two robots with different behaviours fighting each other -I really want to see it-)

ZOMG! This is so epic!