I finally started on the InMoov Robot I mentioned earlier on. I started by ordering much of the electronics, screws and so on.
While waiting for the electronics I started to print the parts to assemble the head structure. Below are some images of the head pieces loosely assembled. There is some fitting and filing that will be needed and will get done as the project progresses.
All white and black parts were printed with Makerbot PLA and on one of 2 Makerbot 3D printers. The printers used are the Makerbot Replicator Mini + and the Makerbot Replicator +.
The Orange parts used for the ears are printed on a Monoprice Mini Select v2. I am still experimenting with that printer, I have it printing nice but the layer adhesion is not as good as the Makebot. These parts are just test prints and will be later printed on the Makerbot printers.
NOTE: I am not the creator of this robot. The InMoov Robot was created by Gael Langevin, you can read more about it here: http://inmoov.fr/.
Here we have the mount for the Raspberry Pi 3 computer. This mount as you see it is a work in progress and may change. The thought here is to have a screwless design as well as have lots of open space to help keep it cool.
The Raspberry Pi model is not mine, it was shared on GrabCad by Mechatronics Art. You can download it here.
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Next up is the Arbotix-Pro Robot controller mount which will also be mid waist and the lower portion of the mount for the Raspberry Pi 3 computer. This is the concept as of right now, there is a chance it could change once I model the Raspberry Pi 3 mount and see how the cables fit/connect.
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Now back to modeling. Here we have the top hip plate modeled. We also have the battery modeled and the back plate modeled. The backplate is the assembly point for the upper and lower plates. I thought it would be a good place to add some text.
I have decided to name this robot RH-H1. The RH is for Robotics Hobbyist, the H is for Humanoid and the 1 is because this is the 1st revision or first Humanoid I have built.
He we also have it assembled onto the lower half of the robot.
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Here we have both legs 3D Printed and assembled. I have also wired them up.
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Here we have the upper hip plate modeled and in place. We also have a rough model to simulate the battery size and placement. The battery was modeled to help visualize placement and clearance. I still need to come up with a mounting solution for the battery, this means that some of the parts modeled may change at some point.
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Here we have the lower hip plate added alone with the Dynamixel AX-12 motor actuators modeled and in place. This gives the legs some rotation in relation to the hip.
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Here we now have both legs modeled and assembled. They are in their approximate location to one another. Once I finish with the hip plate(s) I will be able to move them into their correct positioning.
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