Printing 002


45% fill; estimated time 3:03


i decided to fill a bit more to have more stable bolts the other parts wont be much affected by this setting. I wonder if 3 shells is good choice. 2 could be better for the bolts. I will see if they break apart later  if not it was good d-^^-b

i changed the fill to 45% the filling did not look good in preview

Settings / Printing 001

i decided to print all parts in white ABS and color them later if needed with air brush

the whole robot will take so much  time to print so i try to speed it up a bit

stable settings

infill 15%

full support

speed 80 80

temp 230

layer high 0.1

filmanent 1.75


As first step i print 001

i found out that the whole 001 as i planned it takes 15h to print thats to much so i decided to split it in 2 jobs


settings for 001

i will try for a start these settings  to make it faster printing

infill 15%

full support (edit 03/05/13: 001 must be printed without raft it took me 2h to clean it inside)

speed 120 120

temp 240

layer high 0.15

filmanent 1.75

estimated time 4:47


I use a bendable knitting needle to remove the raft inside the part.

basically a stable wire coated with plastic.



i mounted a cam to debug print errors.






These are all the parts i will be printing in the next weeks.

30 platforms each will take at least 10h to print i guess.

i will start with the right hand.

the blender file can be found here:

I will print the parts in ABS on a Replicator dual from makerbot (optimized by d-oo-b)


next step is i want to define the coloring of my robot.




Waiting for delivery

All goods are shipped according to amazon. They sent me an email!


lead battery

Email arrived: feb 4

Status: In transit

Ship Carrier: USPS

Latest Event: Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit to carrier –

hitec servo

Email arrived: feb 4

Status: In transit

Ship Carrier: UPS

Latest Event: San Pablo CA
Arrival Scan – February 4, 2013 3:45:00 PM

hextronik servo

Email arrived: feb 1

Status: In transit

Ship Carrier: Fedex Smartpost

Latest Event: Fedex Smartpost Sacramento CA
Departure Scan – February 4, 2013 7:48:38 PM


Email arrived: feb 1

Status: In transit

Ship Carrier: Fedex Smartpost

Latest Event: Fedex Smartpost Sacramento CA
Departure Scan – February 4, 2013 7:48:38 PM

tuf line

Email arrived: jan 31

Delivery Estimate: Tuesday February 5, 2013 – Friday February 8, 2013 by 8:00pm

No tracking information.


Starting my journey to my first robot

Today i made the decision final:

I will build the open source robot InMoov (

ImMoov robot
I plan to build all on this image except the head

My daughter discovered this robot in march 2012 in the thingiverse thing:17773 and ask me if i will print it for her on my 3D printer. I told her thats gonna be a big job and that i am not sure if i ever make it.

Today is the day one i decided to create this robot as it is today 2 arms chest no head.

So i ordered the following stuff on amazon (total cost about 800US$):



Delivery estimate: Feb. 5, 2013 – Feb. 9, 2013

“Arduino MEGA 2560 R3”
Personal Computers; $59.95
In Stock
Sold by: CanaKit

I decided to buy the bigger board because i can imagine that i will add some more stuff (lights) one day and i felt like spending a bit more on the controller cant hurt. Also in case the project fails and i want to build something else someday.

“HexTronik HX12K Standard Metal Gear Servo 55g / 10kg / .16sec”
HexTronik; Toy; $22.95
In Stock
Sold by: Aerospace Robotics

These servos looks solid and i hope they wont burn as the creator of the original hand was writing happend to his.

Delivery estimate: Feb. 5, 2013 – Feb. 8, 2013

“Sealed Lead Acid Battery – UB6120 – F1 type terminal – 12Ah [Electronics]”
Electronics; $17.45
In Stock
Sold by: eComElectronics

Lead batteries for a stable power supply as recommended. I did not buy the charger yet as i will build the robot in europe and i am now in the US (different power volage). I will buy one when i am back in europe.

Delivery estimate: Feb. 5, 2013 – Feb. 8, 2013

“Tuf Line Guides Choice Hollowcore Spectra braid 200 lb x 300yd”
Misc.; $59.95
In Stock
Sold by: Bestdefense

It was actually impossible to find such a fishing line in the local shops here so i had no other choice than purchase this product online and i hope its a good one for the project. It is certainly more line than i need for the project but I might have another use for it some day.

Delivery estimate: Feb. 6, 2013 – Feb. 11, 2013

“Hitec 31805S HS-805BB Mega Giant Scale 2BB Servo”
Toy; $38.98
In stock. Processing takes an additional 2 to 3 days.
Sold by: Best Service Stores

I was not able to find better ones so i bought the ones the creator suggested.


It took me almost a year to save the money and now i finally spend it.

I am excited and also nervous. This will be a successful project? Will the servos be strong enough? Will my skills in electronics be sufficient to create a moving robot as i see it on the video. In the next few months i will try to build it and blog about it.

I wish myself good luck with that d-^^-b