• Guess what, they finally fit with a little sanding ! Thanks to Micheal, Mark, Karthos and Johnson for the advice, I’ll try to lower the layer height for a better quality next time.

  • Chuah Wei Jie posted a new activity comment 6 days ago

    Still trying on different calibration, and it still doesn\’t fit. I\’m using PLA and the calibrator like always exceeding less than 1mm? Not really sure about that. Is the wall thickness that affect the printing exceeding the original scale?

    • Hi Chuah Wei Jie, I am only printing in ABS-X, sorry my 3D printing knowledge and experience is insufficient to be able to help. Maybe someone else with more experience can help.

      • My first parts were printed at .24 and didn’t fit so well. I then printed at .15 and they all fit together nicely. Also looked a lot better as finished product.

  • Finally a small step forward.
    Too bad it doesn’t fit together, guess I need to calibrate it again. Do I need to polish it using sand paper or anything after the printing?

    • For the rectangular hole I sanded a tiny bit on the bits that fit in. For the rest I only took off bits that should not be there, it was a (very) tight fit.

      • Still trying on different calibration, and it still doesn’t fit. I’m using PLA and the calibrator like always exceeding less than 1mm? Not really sure about that. Is the wall thickness that affect the printing exceeding the original scale?

        • Hi Chuah Wei Jie, I am only printing in ABS-X, sorry my 3D printing knowledge and experience is insufficient to be able to help. Maybe someone else with more experience can help.

          • My first parts were printed at .24 and didn’t fit so well. I then printed at .15 and they all fit together nicely. Also looked a lot better as finished product.

    • Mark is right, the lower the layer height the better. I was able to fit stuff together with .3 layers until I got to the worm gears and piston shafts. needed to go all the way to .12 to get those to operate smoothly. always had my infill on 15% for most parts, the “load bearing” parts or parts I thought would be stressed I went up to 30% infill.…[Read more]

    • Some things I found that help; as noted the higher quality layer height the better the fit, try your finest settings (say .1) and see where you are, then increase until they don’t fit. Use PLA+ if your going to use PLA. Amazons is cheap and works great. (Premium PLA) Print just the way the file is loaded, do not re-arrange the parts. Keep trying,…[Read more]

  • Chuah Wei Jie posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Thanks Michael ! I\’ll try for both configuration during the printing process.

  • Chuah Wei Jie posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi Michael ! I believe it will be. Actually I\’m using Cura for the printing too. the thing that I wonder is that I\’m not sure the setting of the Basic and Advanced column will provide a good printing result or not. I had uploaded my setting interface in my album. What do you think?

    • Hi Chuah Wei Jie, I have loaded the setting I am using in CURA for my ABS-X, different but they more or less work for me. With each printer and each print material they will be different. big difference I chose to print in 0.1
      Have a good day

  • Morning builders ! The printing process is finally get to start. I\’m using Anet A8 3D Printing. I wonder is there any suggested Start and End G-Code for such machine for a better result of printing? I\’m using Cura.

    • Great news! good luck Chuah Wei Jie! it is a great journey you are embarking upon. Unfortunately I do not know enough on Anet A8 to help you. But Cura works well for me.

      • Hi Michael ! I believe it will be. Actually I’m using Cura for the printing too. the thing that I wonder is that I’m not sure the setting of the Basic and Advanced column will provide a good printing result or not. I had uploaded my setting interface in my album. What do you think?

        • Hi Chuah Wei Jie, I have loaded the setting I am using in CURA for my ABS-X, different but they more or less work for me. With each printer and each print material they will be different. big difference I chose to print in 0.1
          Have a good day

  • Chuah Wei Jie posted an update 2 weeks ago

    Morning builders ! If I just build for the upper part (Head + Neck), I wonder how many Arduino Mega does it required?

    • Hello, yes one mega with one NervoBoard will do the job. It will be called LeftSide Arduino.
      You will need to trick the pins for the RollNeck though, because normally it is attached to the right side Arduino.
      You can select a different pin in the config files of head. And also select the left board to be the master for…[Read more]

  • Chuah Wei Jie posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I wonder is this implementation suitable by using the Microsoft HD-3000 Live Cam?

    • you can open it and look at the board on which the camera is soldered.
      if HD-3000 Live Cam looks like VX 2000 web cam then the board is too big to enter into any eye.

  • Morning builders ! I wonder how many camera/s needed for the eye mechanism ? Is 1 more than enough?

  • Chuah Wei Jie posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    It\’s Okayy. Erm, I was targeting to build on the neck proposed by Bob Houston, as the link attached below. I wonder is that a good suggestion? Since, there are a lot of people working on it.
    Link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1243403

    Wow. That\’s cool. I\’ll consider about it.

    • juerg replied 1 month ago

      bob huston neck is fine. I built one once not for me but for a friend. I encountered problems with the piston head and the connector to the servos.
      https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1614949
      Make sure you get stl’s that are proven as working or latest versions.
      I also do not know whether proper kinematics exist for the neck (I mean not just moving…[Read more]

  • Chuah Wei Jie posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Because I\’m having my Final Year Project currently, and due the limitation of cost, building head and neck is the only way for me to accomplish my task and target, hha. I\’m searching for someone to guide me and to discuss together throughout the building process.

    • juerg replied 1 month ago

      OK, did not read your request properly. Have you decided what kind of neck you want to build, the single piston up/down or the double piston, which allows to move in more directions?
      I have also created an alternate for the head with less parts and holes – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1636086

      • It’s Okayy. Erm, I was targeting to build on the neck proposed by Bob Houston, as the link attached below. I wonder is that a good suggestion? Since, there are a lot of people working on it.
        Link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1243403

        Wow. That’s cool. I’ll consider about it.

        • juerg replied 1 month ago

          bob huston neck is fine. I built one once not for me but for a friend. I encountered problems with the piston head and the connector to the servos.
          https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1614949
          Make sure you get stl’s that are proven as working or latest versions.
          I also do not know whether proper kinematics exist for the neck (I mean not just moving…[Read more]

  • I probably need a guideline on how to deal with the nervo-board. Anyone have any idea?

  • Hello builders. I\’m new to Inmoov but planning to work on it. Does anyone have any suggestion or reference on how to start? Currently planning to build the head and neck part.

    • Gael recommends a hand to start with. Will give you challenges in printing, assembling, controlling. Afterwards the rest is not so difficult to accomplish but takes a lot of time!

      • Because I’m having my Final Year Project currently, and due the limitation of cost, building head and neck is the only way for me to accomplish my task and target, hha. I’m searching for someone to guide me and to discuss together throughout the building process.

        • juerg replied 1 month ago

          OK, did not read your request properly. Have you decided what kind of neck you want to build, the single piston up/down or the double piston, which allows to move in more directions?
          I have also created an alternate for the head with less parts and holes – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1636086

          • It’s Okayy. Erm, I was targeting to build on the neck proposed by Bob Houston, as the link attached below. I wonder is that a good suggestion? Since, there are a lot of people working on it.
            Link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1243403

            Wow. That’s cool. I’ll consider about it.

            • juerg replied 1 month ago

              bob huston neck is fine. I built one once not for me but for a friend. I encountered problems with the piston head and the connector to the servos.
              https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1614949
              Make sure you get stl’s that are proven as working or latest versions.
              I also do not know whether proper kinematics exist for the neck (I mean not just moving…[Read more]