• Mindless posted an update 6 days, 1 hour ago

    Some more Mod work on the Forearms,,, The Female Receiver (Hinge /Bolt Section) has been Thickened up a lot to make it as Strong as Possible ( there’s still 3 to 4mm Clearance during Rotation Cycle ) — the Interior has been Gutted-Out so only the Servo Bed Mounts are left ( and the Section where i Stitched to the x2 Parts together),,,

    The…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    No Finished Inmoov this Year but made a lot of Modded Structural Progress and Tried Many Different R&D ideas,–, Im designing with a lot of future ideas in mind — so here is a Pic of Me Instead — Since i Post Here a fair bit its Always Good to have a Real Face to a Name–,,

    • You are physically younger than I expected!
      The question now is, will you pose next to your robot or again with a bus the next time we see you?
      :)

      • Lol,,, next pic will be with Inmoov ,, I’m 35yo in this pic and i just turned 40 –,,, Still look the Same which is kinda weird – ,,lol

  • Happy New Year Everyone!!
    Have a great time and enjoy your family, friends and robots!!

  • Mindless posted an update 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Like this Damian,,,

    • I will work it out this today,because your drawing looks different like i done,maybe i need to mirror a part

      • Your right,,, i just looked at some photos of the build process and Mr Gael just turns the piece around like you have,,,, so there should be a problem,,,,

      • BTW, where you get so nice schematic?
        I was trying modify files using solidworks, but STL is not best format to edit for me

        • I rebuilt all of Inmoovs parts in SketchUp so i can Mod the design to my specs,,, i know what you mean about the Elbow not rotating 90degs,,,,, but dont worry about it ,,,,, it will all make sense when the arm is built

          • I’ve Got a Modded “ElbowGearHolder” that removes the Moment Limits for the Forearm ,,,, but the “Knock On Effect” is terrible if something goes wrong,,,

            • No need to mirror any parts. Build both Biceps the same. The pot and related gears will end up on the outside of the Right Bicep and on the inside of the Left Bicep. These are then attached to RobPart5 (right and left) on the forearm.

            • My bots arms do not extend all the way as well. I printed everything stock.

  • Mindless posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    This is a“Free Spinning “ Version of the Savox Servo SV 0236MG

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2736500

    • nice work, that should save some $$$ on new servos :)

      • Yep,,, there so handy for testing new frames designs without having to spend a lot of money,,,, i’ve got x4 Arms in testing stages so that around $1200 if i had run real servos,, there only usefully for people like me he do a lot of Mod work on the Structural Frames –( but thought i would post them anyway)– almost got a printable gear drive and…[Read more]

        • Handy! I had made some but didn’t post them because they were not very accurate regarding the HS805bb.

          • i know what you mean,,, it took me a few attempts to get the dimensions correct so when they are 3D Printed the dimensions are correct–,, (that statement sounds kinda weird,,,lol)

  • Mindless posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    • Nice prints you have there :)
      Which brand of filament are you using?

      • Currently using PLA+ by Esun –,, its tough as hell ( flexible ) and it doesn’t swell like other filaments but getting a good surface finish took a while to tune-in,,,,, great for prototyping parts never have a first layer issues on cold beds and its cheap,,,,,, this is a pic of the Screw/Bolt Together Arm — got to some more mod work the B…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    ————————————————–= Merry Christmas =——————————————————

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month ago

    Still doing some Refining work,,,, because all the Dove-Tails have Screws the building procedure is a strict sequence–,,

  • Gael Langevin posted an update 1 month ago

    Hello InMoov builders!
    Here is a view of the knee actuation. This is done via MyRobotLab with the DIY Servo service.
    More to come with the Ankle and Thigh actuation.

    • Awesome,,, It’s great to see your R&D work on his mechanical operation for this section–,,,

    • This is awesome,
      How long before we start to see the files for the different parts?
      I am very interested in the files for the feet and ankle drive system.

      • Thanks Mindless!

      • Well, I am waiting for some components from AliExpress which need to be tested before release. Just for info this is already my third knee design, which all three were pretty different. R&D takes a long time and my problem is that I don’t only work on the legs.

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month ago

    Here ya go Acapulco Rolf should be all good,,,

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2716298

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hay Guys Mr Gael,,, just wondering about these X2 Nut/Bolt Holes when they line up the “Front Skin” is sticks out by 3.8mm — ,, is this meant to be like this ? –,,

    • Hello Mindless,
      You must have the first version, this was an issue that was reported a few days after I posted the parts. I have modified since then. ( I had mixed a piece of the motorized legs with the non motorized when uploading)
      ThighLowRightV3.stl
      ThighLowLeftV3.stl

      • No worries,,, I’ll download the new V3 Parts,,,,
        I really should of checked that out first but it didn’t even occur to me to have a look for a updated part,,,, anyway cheers mate–,,

        • Yes, this must happen to many people.
          I see some builders still printing the original hand that I posted in 2011 on Thingiverse, instead of the updated version from the site.

          • Perry replied 1 month ago

            Darn, I must have printed the early versions. I’m all glued up too. One of the pains of being one of the first printers. Oh well, mine seem to align a bit better and since I have a color transition it is not noticeable.

            • Hey yes, that’s the privilege to use beta version!
              You should see the boxe of beta pieces that are unused in my workshop…
              Anyway the motorized legs will require to almost reprint it all.
              :)

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Still need a Bum,,,,,lol

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    More for the Newbies ,,, but this is how to hold the Screw & Driver in one hand for “Hot Tapping” Screws in– you have about 20sec to tap the Screw in– heat with a lighter or candle until you feel it starting to burn your finger tip,,- this will make a Perfect Tap without “Stressing the Part”

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Here are the Ballends+ Plate — https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2690133

    • Start of a New Mod on Bob/Alans 3 Stage Neck System–
      I want to be Able to Print or Make the Ball for the Ends separately ,, this is a Mod iv wanted to do for a while (not sure how it will turn out) — has anyone else out there replaced the Printed Ballends with a Tie Rod or Ball Joint –?

      • I Tried, but the Ball joint was very limited in it’s movement, so I reverted to using 3D printed parts.

        • Cool,, thanks for the info– i thought a Ball Joint might be a bit to limited but wasn’t sure – ,, i will stick with designing some different 3d printed parts and see how that goes,,, Cheers Mats

          • It’s important to have screws that go all the way through the ball because they are much too fragile. I had to glue them with acetone a few times already due to travelling.
            If I would do something in redesigning this, I would over dimension those balls and their axes.

            • Yep,, I agree Mr Gael- ,, I was playing around with them last night and the Endballs are 12mm Día with a 7mm Día shaft which is just too small– –

              I’ll start by printing a series a of Endballs and shafts at different sizes – but I think 18mm or 20mm will be a good size but won’t know for sure until I start printing tonight ,, I know a few tricks…[Read more]

      • Mine actually made themselves two parts after a couple of days use. No CAD needed. I wanted to preserve the original geometry because it offers about the right range of travel. So I glued them back on and instead of a short bolt I thru-drilled the hole and placed a much longer bolt through it. The bolt passes through the neck and into the…[Read more]

        • That was the original plan just to get a better resolution on the Ballends by printing them separately – but while I’m at it and Mr Gael makes a good point they really are to small and fragile for a major movement system,,,so I will build a Larger version of the Endballs so people have the option to pick and choose –,, Like always I’m a littl…[Read more]

          • I still contend that it would be good to keep them small to simulate a ball joint and add the required strength but adding the bolt, which is already necessary to mount the pistons. Build a lot of strenghte with a LOT of plastic or a little metal. This is one of the more heavily stressed joints on the bot
            I am sure either would work fine.

            • Gael’s design is completely unique because it does not require metal. All I am saying is that I am not pure and this is one of the few areas that metal solves a few problems.

              Cheers!

            • Just been taking a real close look at the design,- the Receivers Cups are actually a bit oversized for the Ballends (or made strong depend on your point of view) so that’s a bonus ,,, – the appearance won’t change very much at all,,, Just finished I couple test prints of different sized Ballends,,,, and what a differences a couple of Milli…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The Gearboxs with Bearings are finished too,,,, Testing was very good all the Parts fitted like a Glove with not Post-CleanUp work need except First Layer Flashing–,,,, Im doing up a Hardware List ,,, there will be a Few CAD images buts it all very straight forward to put together,,

    The bearing don’t make much of a difference in most spots b…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Forget to add this Pic to my previous Post,,,

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Couple of pics of the Drive Screws for the Bicep/Shoulder and a Wormgear that is printed without “Support Material” that I have been playing around with – done half a dozen test Prints to find the right Setting in Slic3r – the fail ones are there to show the area I wasn’t happy with ,,,,

    [Read more]

    • As you can see the worm gear still needs a bit of work,, the slight Taper at the top was settings error ( printed to slow and to hot)—but its tough as hell ,,,took 40kg of pressure with ease – got the 100% infill dialled in nicely which is Make or Break when it comes to the Strength of the Part,,,,

      • Nice prints!
        As you know I print InMoov in ABS, and try to print everything without support.
        I print the worm gear and bicep piston parts without support.
        I never run fans in my printer to cool down the parts, but I have set an aquarium pump with a tiny tube that travels all the way to the printing head, which then blows precisely an air stream…[Read more]

        • Ha ,,Ha,, and I thought I was the only one crazy enough to have a Air Pump from a Fish Tank on a Printer (But my son wasn’t impressed that I killed all the fish) – but anyway,,, that was the only way I found to get good Print in ABS too—,, the good thing about using PLA+ is it forces me to design without gluing to be an option which is chall…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I don’t know guys,,,- a little bit of File work and trim that bit of the side and should be all good,,?

    • I have good luck sculpting the perfect shape while it is still hot. Sometimes I melt a kg in a pan and hand mold a perfect part. In fact I sold my printer long ago.

      • Ha,,Ha ,,Why didn’t I think of that,,, I’v got boxes full of useless parts that I’ve been saving until I can find a way to recycle them—Cheers Perry-

        Ohhh ,,,,,What section of the hospital do I go too for 3rd and 4th degree burns,,?

        • I traditionally were a heavy aluminum foil hat to protect my brain from solar flares and government helicopters. I peel off layers and wrap them around my fingers, That insulates them so there are no burns. Do they teach yo nothing in school over there?

          • Oh my God,,,,, I’v got a neighbour that matches that description right down to the aluminium foil on the finger tips,,,,,,,

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Just a quick pic off the Gearboxs (Bicep/Shoulder),,, every Dovetail now has a Screw to Join the Pieces together,,, which was a bit of a mission to do – but no more Glue for this section

  • Mindless posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    First chest plate with the rebate for the Bearings,,,,

    • Great. But you need a big printer?

      • Ohhh,, I get your get Question now– ,,, I will be re-cutting the Chest plates for 20×20 Beds I done some minor work to them so ill re- upload the new ones once I make sure the bearing are all good ,,, surprisingly the will be backward combatable – this it just a test run ,, they well go in the bin when I’m finished–,,

  • Mindless posted an update 2 months ago

    Hay Guys,,, just uploaded a Mock up Savox Servo-0236MG which is basically the same as the HS-BB-805 you can check it out here –

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2658263

    • I printed one but it won’t work. I can’t figure out how to plug it in.

      • That’s because it runs on Zero Point Energy with a Gravity Warp drive as it’s back up power,, you cannot see the the Gear Train because its imbedded in a Cloaking Device,,,, Come on Perry everybody know this,,,,

  • Mindless posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    Reply for Baily and anyone else,,,
    Just found out myself the other day – here’s a pic of the New and Old Wormgear for the Gearbox’s in the Arm – So there not backwards compatible judging by the thickness of the Bottom shaft,,, I’m not sure how many Parts have been changes,, – but that the great thing about Inmoov ,,, it’s constantly evolving,,,,,…[Read more]

    • Hello Mindless,
      Thanks for the help you provide to the other builders.
      You can check from time to time the Update list that I keep for people to track what I have changed:

      http://inmoov.fr/upload-update-list/

      In the Gallery I kept the older version of the shoulder in a seperate directory for people that might still need the Older Version. It also…[Read more]

      • No worries Mr Gael,,, always willing to help out whenever possible-

        PS- I did not realize that the latest Part updates where at the Bottom the page and not at the Top,,,,,,, (not really sure if Ii should have admitted to that)

        -=Mindless=-

  • Hello everyone,
    I started the tutorial for the legs assembly:

    http://inmoov.fr/legs-non-motorized/

    I still need to finish it but I already published it because I see some of you already have started to print them.
    Have fun building!!

    • Thank you Gael for your work. I’m waiting for the end of your tutorial to start printing.
      our Inmoov are going to be beautiful.

  • Mindless posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is about 20th rebuild of the Gearbox’s,, I’m pretty well Fished it ( i think),,, the Adjustable Pot holder System was gone through many changes and I think I’ve found I good medium between room for Wires and ease of use – I have taking it back to a Single Stage with -/+ 45Degs of Adjustment- the design can be easily Modded to suit Differe…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 3 months ago

    • What’s that?
      I like your style. Mostly CAD for now or are you printing parts?

      • Design,,, Print,,, Test,,,, then Repeat until it Works,,, lol
        I post Pics of the CAD files so its easier to understand what the parts are doing—
        This Adjustable Pot System is almost finished have done about 14 prints to get it correct,,, it has been very tricky to design,,,, has been implemented in the Elbow / Biceps / shoulder so far,,, the p…[Read more]

        • Actual the Elbow not the Bicep is the 1 Stage System ,,,,, on my first coffee for the day/night or whatever time/day it is,,,

  • Mindless posted an update 3 months ago

    Many Thanks Mr Gael for Releasing the Leg Files for all of us that like to Tinker and Tweak,,,

  • Gael Langevin posted an update 3 months ago

    Get your printers warmed UP!! The legs I had created a long time ago for InMoov are ready to download.

    These are the version for standing, not motorized. Beware that some parts exceed the 12x12x12 standard. The reason is that I was not going to upload these parts but time to create the motorised legs is taking much longer because I barely have…[Read more]

    • Gearbox’s have been test Printed a few times to work out any bugs … still a couple of Minor bugs to fix—I wanted them to be Print&Play ,,,, No to very little clean-up work needs to be done just screw and bolt them together so fine tuning is everything– I’ve got some time off so want to get this section finished ,,,,as you can see the design lo…[Read more]

  • juerg posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    My first maker faire (zurich)
    Lots of kids wanting to get Marvins attention by waving their arms. Voice commands got mostly ignored because of the noise level.
    It was great to have the random movements running all the time but after 6 hours the batteries gave up.



    • Awesome pictures! Hopefully someday maker fair will be in my neck of the woods and I’ll be able to go. I like the bottom half of your base I can’t really tell but does it go up and down and do you have any diagrams to share . I’ve been thinking similar like yours but a little different and yours might save a couple of linear actuators .…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Is anyone else having Bugs/Problems with their posts ,,?
    I can post a Message or reply and it shows up,,,, but then if I go to the main page or any other page on the Inmoov Site then come back to the “Community Chat” it’s not there,,,, so I have to log out,,.. and log back in for it to shows up — ?
    Ray Posted a Comment 6 days ago on one of my Pi…[Read more]

    • Hello Mindless,
      I’ve had similar problems, and more recently I was unable to upload the latest photos of Fred’s foot I just printed, however I had an internal server error when going to the album to upload.

      • @mindless, I too have posted a picture with no errors and then thought maybe it did not post and reposted and still not see it. I logged out and still not see my posts, cleared all cookies and started seeing them again? But I’m still not sure way.

  • Mindless posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    This Mod is so 9mm Sq Potentiometer can be used ,,,Theses type of Pot’s will be around for a Long Time,,, There nice and compact and the 18 tooth Spline pattern is easy to print and fits really well on the Printed Parts,, ,,This Design has a — Finetune or Secondary Movement – that is 45Degs +/- which should be Plenty ,,, It took a few att…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 4 months ago

  • Mindless posted an update 4 months ago

    • Have you worked out what bearing sizes you need yet?
      and have you uploaded the stl files yet?
      Curious minds beg to know….

      It looks good so far.

      • Hay Ray,, Sorry for the late reply but I just noticed your message which is weird,, I’m sure it wasn’t there before– ,,, anyway Han’s Tracked down the Main Bearing a while ago
        Main Bearing is – 45mm x 55mm x 6mm – the small bearing is 8mm x 16mm x 5mm which is slightly smaller than Han’s bearing,,, I’ll be using the 16mm x 8mm x5mm in a few of…[Read more]

  • Mindless posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    Just finished Uploading the Bicep Covers – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2531882
    So far so good,, I’m about 90% done with the Gearbox’s for the Bicep and Shoulder they have been Complete Re-built in SketchUp ( still to Mr Gael Design but Bearing have been added ) so Mod Work will be easy for people you want to R&D with different drive sys…[Read more]

  • Just want to share a video that was created by Lakhwinder Singh when Markus, Robyn and I visited the Indian Institute of Technology in Rorkee earlier this year.

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