A Tin Can Robot – Change of Plans

I decided to slightly change plans for the tin can robot. Since I bought a 3D printer lately, it now totally makes sense to print out all the additional parts around the can (instead of poorly handcraft them from whatever). Thus, I started designing all stuff I like to print within OpenSCAD. Below you could find a rough first view of how the robot could look like.

  • The parts I am going to print out are:
  • Base which goes under the can and holds the lags as well as the front wheel
  • The front wheel with it’s arms
  • The legs, able to hold the gear motors
  • The dome with hood able to hold a MaxBotix ultra sonic range finder
  • The top cover of the dome (which might also hold a speaker for sound)
  • The inlay holding the Parallax Propeller QuickStart board, an extension board and the two batteries

Also I uploaded the full OpenSCAD and STL file to github.

Tin Can R2D2 in black

Tin Can R2D2 in black

Tin Can R2D2 in pink

Tin Can R2D2 in pink

Tin Cand R2D2 skeleton (without can)

Tin Cand R2D2 skeleton (without can)

Tin Can R2D exploded view
Tin Can R2D exploded view

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