• Ray Edgley posted an update 4 days, 21 hours ago

    It was a while in production but here is Part two of the Walking Robots Series.
    Presented by Fred, an Inmoov Robot, or at least his head 🙂
    Feel free to ask question in the comments

    Next week in Part 9 of Fred’s Head, I go in to how this was achieved.

    Don’t forget to have fun building your robot 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 days, 21 hours ago

    If you are following a standard build as described in the build yours section of this site, yes you will need the nervo boards.
    Keep in mind the Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 are far too small to run the whole of the Inmoov project
    Several features such as OpenCV are not supported at all by the Raspberry Pi under the Manticore build of MyRobotLab (MRL)
    The…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Looking at making Fred a Bipedal walking robot.
    But before starting on the design, we first need to know and understand what all the challenges will be.
    As part of working on this I have now uploaded the first of the walking robot series to YouTube

    This will be a huge project as I investigate each of the problems we…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I like the Orange White combination, should be easy to find in a crowd 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Finally the power up and testing of Fred’s head

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Fred’s Head Part 7.
    This is proving to be a bigger job than I first expected, Hopefully it will be all worth it in the end 🙂

    Next week, the power up and testing

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I remember seeing one for the old neck, but not the new official one.
    Sounds like a good video for you to make 🙂

    • I think it was Kyle Cambell’s video on neck, but it doesn’t show how it attaches to the torso. Yes I will make a video on this at some point. I’m going to keep the original neck design for now, but I wanted to know how much room to leave for the neck servos so I can upgrade later.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Looking good 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Part 6 of build Freds head is now out.

    I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Still working on the modified head, Last week I mounted the Raspberry Pi in the head, Friday I release the video on mounting the SMPS for the pi and connecting it to the PCA9685, the week after that is testing and some very basic programming.
    Then i start the walking robot series I hope.
    Where i plan to motorize the legs, this will not be an easy task.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The temptation to print multiple parts at one on the big bed is great, but a failure in on can result in the failure of all the prints on that bed 🙁
    Learn’t that the hard way a couple of time. Apparently I’m a slow learner 🙂
    Good luck with your build, it will be along journey, but well worth it in the end.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Very nice looking print 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Been working it almost every day the last few weeks 🙂

    • Cool. What do you have left to build?

      • Still working on the modified head, Last week I mounted the Raspberry Pi in the head, Friday I release the video on mounting the SMPS for the pi and connecting it to the PCA9685, the week after that is testing and some very basic programming.
        Then i start the walking robot series I hope.
        Where i plan to motorize the legs, this will not be an easy task.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I have in the past to a point.
    I have a non-standard build.
    I used PCA9685 servo drivers in the head, arms and body and these are supported in the Inmoov service but they are in MRL.
    So I have had them running, just not well 🙂
    I am currently rebuilding the head for my Inmoov again with a Raspberry Pi 3, but also have an AI HAT to add to it for…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Have you seen these?
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/For-Raspberry-Pi-Zero-Camera-Module-1-4-5MP-OV5647-Spy-W-Flex-Cable-Compute/233565463897?hash=item3661962559:g:GZEAAOSwqjJesrIG&frcectupt=true

    They are a very small camera module, designed to connect to a Raspberry Pi, but they are very small.
    The eyes I used in my Inmoov are smaller than most…[Read more]

    • Thanks for the link, but I’m using a pc with windows 10.
      I had tried with a LATTEPANDA but there is not enough power for facial recognition.
      Have you successfully used myrobtlab mandricore with a Raspberry?

      • I have in the past to a point.
        I have a non-standard build.
        I used PCA9685 servo drivers in the head, arms and body and these are supported in the Inmoov service but they are in MRL.
        So I have had them running, just not well 🙂
        I am currently rebuilding the head for my Inmoov again with a Raspberry Pi 3, but also have an AI HAT to add to it for…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    You know, you could put a Thermal image sensor in that spot.
    So if you have the cameras in the eyes or a kinect installed, Just another option to have 🙂
    I like it.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 2 months ago

    In this weeks video, I mount the Raspberry Pi 3 into the head of my Inmoov robot Fred

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I do like the color scheme you have used here 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    Now that I have most of the head together, I should think about setting up the Raspberry Pi 3 with MyRobotLab
    In this video that what I will be doing.
    MRL is not the only way to control the Inmoov robot, but it is the official system for the Inmoov project.
    Others have successfully used EZrobot for their non-standard robots, and recently I was…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Nice build.
    Do the finger sensors work for you?

  • Well i finally got the Advance eyes installed in to the new head for Frem, my Inmoov Build.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think James Burton did something like that with his two animated bots for shows.
    All running off DMX

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    How well do the ultra sonic range finders work in Leo?
    I’m assuming Leo is the one on the right 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    You just need to post the URL link to the picture you want to display in most cases.
    I know this works for video links as I just did this. 🙂

  • Continuing on with building a new Inmoov robot head for Fred.
    This time I work on the eyes 🙂

  • So I started building the new head for Fred, my Inmoov build.

    The Transparent filament looks really cool for a robot head. 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In mine, I went the other way, White background with a black logo.
    Same process, pause the print at the first layer of the logo, to look so much better than painting. 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months ago

    Starting to work on a new head for Fred.
    This time, I’m going non-standard and printing out re-mixed parts,
    but before starting, I needed something to sit the head on while i work on it.

    Meet Fred’s new head stand.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    You don’t happen to have video of it working?
    Looks good.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks for your comment,
    There are a couple of us who are showing the way now,
    There is only so much that can be conveyed with words and pictures, and with so many languages, sometimes a moving image can be better.
    I know I have learned a lot with this project, between this site and the videos from Kyle Campbell…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    I decided it was time to look at the NeoPixel ring in Fred’s stomach.

    • The NeoPixel Ring video is great! Ray, your series of videos are very helpful to InMoov makers. Thanks.

      • Thanks for your comment,
        There are a couple of us who are showing the way now,
        There is only so much that can be conveyed with words and pictures, and with so many languages, sometimes a moving image can be better.
        I know I have learned a lot with this project, between this site and the videos from Kyle Campbell…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Nice print.
    Be good to the rest of the robot to go with the head 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Inmoov2 uses that same hardware as Inmoov, it’s purly a service upgrade in MyRobotLab.
    All the info you could ever need about the MyRobotLab project can be found at
    http://myrobotlab.org/
    There you can access all the documentation including how to setup and download the GitHub for the project.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I was thinking more about walking robots the last week or so after seeing a robot elbow design using cables to drive it.

    I was also looking at how other bipedal animals (Birds, Chickens and Ducks) walk and the distribution of the muscles.
    It occurs to me, the further up the robot the mass is, the…[Read more]

  • I spotted this Grove AI HAT for Edge Computing.
    Its designed to connect to the Raspberry Pi and act as an AI Accelerator for the Pi.
    So I got one to have a bit more of a look.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    You sound like a fellow Aussie 🙂
    Good to see a standard build electronics wiring.
    I’m working on a non standard setup, but there are a lot more people needing to see the standard setup.

    • Thanks Ray. Yes picked the accent I’m a fellow Aussie.

      • Nice video @ozzytrooper 🙂

        And single headers you can break them easy by hand.
        Double or more rows, you will need some tools to cut them.
        For the 14-pin flat-cable connector, I’m using a small vice.
        Most people will have this or something look like this.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good news is, as a result of your request, I also went back to the last video, and added the parts list in the description of the Video.
    If one person asked, then there will be many other who will want to know as well 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    The simple answer is, Its a hard set of parts to print, and gives the most people a hard time.
    So your not alone.
    The most common suggestion is to reduce the pistonbase by around 3% in the X and Y axis only using the slicer.
    Some have reported that this works while others still have trouble.
    I admit it was a very challenging part for me to print…[Read more]

  • Well in my last video, I ran into a problem when i went to attach the legs, they didn’t quite fit.
    This week, I have fixed that and now Fred is standing
    He’s taller than I thought he would be, either that or I’m shorter….

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I understand the mechanics, but are not very good in the cad design.
    Within the static legs that Gael has created, he has re-used parts from his early prototypes of a motorized version.
    I would love to see the rest of the parts around the knee for the motorized version as what I have seen so far and the video on YouTube of the testing of the knee…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Did you use PLA, ABS, PETG?
    each has their own benefits and problems
    PLA is easy to print, but harder to join and not as good in elevated temperatures.
    ABS is cheap and very easy to join parts, but can be more challenging to print with due to warping.
    PETG is easy to print, good at higher temps, but I do not know about joining at this stage and…[Read more]

    • Hi
      Yes i use PLA and ABS. I prefer use PLA for the esthetic. But, i have difficut to make the Neckpiston gear in the Neckpiston . I have used Pla and Abs and have always the same difficult to make in the Neckpistion the piston. Have you an idea why i can’t?

      • The simple answer is, Its a hard set of parts to print, and gives the most people a hard time.
        So your not alone.
        The most common suggestion is to reduce the pistonbase by around 3% in the X and Y axis only using the slicer.
        Some have reported that this works while others still have trouble.
        I admit it was a very challenging part for me to print…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hello Zurczurc,

    The legs are a very difficult part to make.
    They need to be strong, lightweight and fast.
    There is also the issue of balance which is also very difficult.
    Gael has released the static legs and they do hold the robot up.
    Just a note, in order to achieve the strength required to support the rest of the robot, some of the components…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    What type, brand of printer are you using?
    What dimensions?
    I use a Cocoon Create Touch 200 x 200 x 180 or a Creality CR10S5, 500 x 500 x 500

    • I use ultimaker 2+ with 223x223x205mm.

      • Did you use PLA, ABS, PETG?
        each has their own benefits and problems
        PLA is easy to print, but harder to join and not as good in elevated temperatures.
        ABS is cheap and very easy to join parts, but can be more challenging to print with due to warping.
        PETG is easy to print, good at higher temps, but I do not know about joining at this stage and…[Read more]

        • Hi
          Yes i use PLA and ABS. I prefer use PLA for the esthetic. But, i have difficut to make the Neckpiston gear in the Neckpiston . I have used Pla and Abs and have always the same difficult to make in the Neckpistion the piston. Have you an idea why i can’t?

          • The simple answer is, Its a hard set of parts to print, and gives the most people a hard time.
            So your not alone.
            The most common suggestion is to reduce the pistonbase by around 3% in the X and Y axis only using the slicer.
            Some have reported that this works while others still have trouble.
            I admit it was a very challenging part for me to print…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Hello Steve,

    The last video in this series is scheduled to go live on Friday.
    Do you link it would be helpful if I include this list of parts in the description as well?

    • Yes as it will make it easier to find. The info will probably get lost in this forum as time passes.

      • Good news is, as a result of your request, I also went back to the last video, and added the parts list in the description of the Video.
        If one person asked, then there will be many other who will want to know as well 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Hope that all helps.
    Ray

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    The feet have all wood screws installed and I don’t have the gauge sizes for the screws I used, these are ones I had on hand, but there are 13 in each foot.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Connecting the Knee to the Thigh I used 3 x M4 x 20 mm long nut and bolts, with the nuts being plastic welded into the knee joint.

    On the back side is the locking part that has 2 x M5 X 40 mm long countersunk.
    The nuts were plastic welded into place.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Connecting the knee to the Tibia I have used 3 x M4 x 40 mm long with the head of one flattened to allow it to sit flush against the front wall of the Tibia when facing up.
    Theses could have been 25 mm long, however only had 20 mm and 40 mm long on hand.
    As it turns out the middle of those three is convenient to tie back to the small trolley I…[Read more]

    • Connecting the Knee to the Thigh I used 3 x M4 x 20 mm long nut and bolts, with the nuts being plastic welded into the knee joint.

      On the back side is the locking part that has 2 x M5 X 40 mm long countersunk.
      The nuts were plastic welded into place.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Hello Steve,

    The following quantities are for each leg, so you will need to double them for both legs.
    1 x M8 x 125 mm and 1 x M8 x 95 mm long for each knee.

    • Connecting the knee to the Tibia I have used 3 x M4 x 40 mm long with the head of one flattened to allow it to sit flush against the front wall of the Tibia when facing up.
      Theses could have been 25 mm long, however only had 20 mm and 40 mm long on hand.
      As it turns out the middle of those three is convenient to tie back to the small trolley I…[Read more]

      • Connecting the Knee to the Thigh I used 3 x M4 x 20 mm long nut and bolts, with the nuts being plastic welded into the knee joint.

        On the back side is the locking part that has 2 x M5 X 40 mm long countersunk.
        The nuts were plastic welded into place.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 4 months ago

    Continuing the video series on the Static Leg,
    Here are the thighs 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    Turns out the Inmoov robot is taller than me 🙂

    • Love the red. I’m enjoying your videos on the static leg assembly. I’m interested in the sizes and quantities of any nuts and bolts used.

      • Hello Steve,

        The following quantities are for each leg, so you will need to double them for both legs.
        1 x M8 x 125 mm and 1 x M8 x 95 mm long for each knee.

        • Connecting the knee to the Tibia I have used 3 x M4 x 40 mm long with the head of one flattened to allow it to sit flush against the front wall of the Tibia when facing up.
          Theses could have been 25 mm long, however only had 20 mm and 40 mm long on hand.
          As it turns out the middle of those three is convenient to tie back to the small trolley I…[Read more]

          • Connecting the Knee to the Thigh I used 3 x M4 x 20 mm long nut and bolts, with the nuts being plastic welded into the knee joint.

            On the back side is the locking part that has 2 x M5 X 40 mm long countersunk.
            The nuts were plastic welded into place.

      • Hello Steve,

        The last video in this series is scheduled to go live on Friday.
        Do you link it would be helpful if I include this list of parts in the description as well?

        • Yes as it will make it easier to find. The info will probably get lost in this forum as time passes.

          • Good news is, as a result of your request, I also went back to the last video, and added the parts list in the description of the Video.
            If one person asked, then there will be many other who will want to know as well 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    Now complete, Fred\’s Knees

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Yeah, you may be correct….
    Maybe Gael assumes you will forget to print it again when you print the left shoulder or that you will break one ?

    • Ah, I think I see where there is some confusion. Gael shoulder tutorial actually seems to cover some of the bicep parts. So we use PivPotentio in both the pivot of the shoulder and the rotation of the bicep.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    You do need two, one for the shoulder rotator and one for the omo…. forgot the name of it, but it lifts the shoulder up using a piston while the shoulder rotate is done with a worm drive like the bicep rotator

    • Yes, but that’s a different part. For the Omniplate we use PivPotHolder, not PivPotentio. Don’t we?

      • Yeah, you may be correct….
        Maybe Gael assumes you will forget to print it again when you print the left shoulder or that you will break one ?

        • Ah, I think I see where there is some confusion. Gael shoulder tutorial actually seems to cover some of the bicep parts. So we use PivPotentio in both the pivot of the shoulder and the rotation of the bicep.

  • So continuing to build the static leg for Fred, my build of the Inmoov robot.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Nice 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 5 months ago

    Ok, so i started to print out the feet and ankles.
    So far all looks good.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    The finger starter portion of the project hasn’t changed in 7 years, so the older tutorials should work fine.
    This is the best one to folow:

    Finger Starter

    Make sure you have enough power to run the servo, the USB from the computer will NOT have enough power and will cause all sorts of problems.
    Use a 6V supply, from a power…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    And that was done with what was then a very cheap CTC printer back in 2017.
    The printer also had errors in the calibration of the X and Y axis, so all joints had to be filed to make them fit.

    So even with a crappy print, you can still build a working Inmoov 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    Since the last video generated some interest in my build of the InMoov robot (Fred) I thought I would pull off one of his arms and give you a look inside.

    • Great job Ray. The print look outstanding.

      • And that was done with what was then a very cheap CTC printer back in 2017.
        The printer also had errors in the calibration of the X and Y axis, so all joints had to be filed to make them fit.

        So even with a crappy print, you can still build a working Inmoov 🙂

  • It\’s been a while since I did anything with the Inmoov project.
    So I decided to print the Inmoov statue again, but this time at 300 mm tall.
    Came out OK.
    But have a look for yourself 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    You could always make your own stepper driver win an Arduino Nano that is controlled with a PWM signal and add a pot for position feed back

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    What spec Latte Panda are you running?
    I waiting for my Latte Panda Alpha to arrive, not due until May.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    A lot depends on how powerful your computer is, some people have used two computers, one for the object/facial recognition while the other is used for object tracking and the rest of the Inmoov.
    For a beginner in the system you can get away with just the one.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Let us all know how you go with these, it looks good

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    I have a few of those servos fitted to my Inmoov robot Fred, that work a lot better than the MG966R
    You will have no regrets there

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    I had some not so nice joins between parts after a glue failure, so I hid the ugliness with some nice red paint.
    I sanded starting a 80 grit on the belt sander (Don”t do this, it melts the plastic)
    I worked my way up the grits to 400 grit, hand sanding.
    Then used some high gloss enamel paint.
    The result were quite reasonable.
    I would not…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    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.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    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.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    There is a function within MyRobotLab (MRL) to send email
    http://myrobotlab.org/service/Mail
    There is no reason why you can\’t add this functionality to your robot, once you have done that, Please let everyone know how you went about it!

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 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]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    I\’m looking forward to seeing it walk unaided… 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    To my knowledge, there is no complete design for legs yet, Bartods appear to be the furthest along so far.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2316843
    But is still under development.
    Once he has completed the mechanical components, the programming will start and will also be a big challenge.
    I know that others are also building his designs and will…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    I used 3mm line trimmer line from the hardware. its cheap and works well

    • That’s a great idea,,,,, I found knitting Needles in the $2 Shop,,,which are 2.8mm and $2.50 a set,,,, I didn’t even think of pulling a bit of cord off my whipper snipper,,,, lol

      • Oh Yeah that’s right,,, I kept with the Knitting Needles because of the Type of Plastic—It’s Extremely hard you can use on Micro Lathe or Drill Press for Shaping ( not just for finger pins) I’m 99% sure it’s Acetate plastic,,,,

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    Where do we get the nuclear power source? That will solve the battery issues 😉

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    Thank you Perry, down loaded them now and will fire up the 3D printer in the morning. Like the look of your robots back as one piece, did you print that as one piece or did you join multiple pieces?, looks very good.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 12 months ago

    When a user needs help, it helps if there is only one type of robot to support.
    That way there is no confusion and a lot of people can help you.

    Once you start to go down a different design path, there is not as much help so you have to learn more yourself.
    This not discouraged, but in the beginning, it is advised you stick to the standard list of parts.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    You are soooo right, I forgot about that.
    Will look into it when I get on him 🙂
    Maybe even some gold lightning emblems on the side of the head 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 years ago

    Just a splash of red paint, cause everybody knows, red goes faster….. ;=)

    • Perry replied 3 years ago

      Looks awesome.
      Remember racing stripes can make him self aware.

      • You are soooo right, I forgot about that.
        Will look into it when I get on him 🙂
        Maybe even some gold lightning emblems on the side of the head 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    The HAT on the PI is the Adafruit 16 Channel servo driver. Also breaks out the Pi Header and is where I grabbed the 5V from to run the other Pi.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Your Welcome….

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    It is possible to fit the third one and then i still have to work out how I want to split the processing load across them.
    As Gael said somewhere on this site, the RPi even the Model 3 still is not quite powerful enough, but they are cheap enough to add multiple so speed up processing, paralleled processing if you will…

    • You could put one PI in the body to connect to the Kinect or just give him a gut feeling. Nice HAT on the PI.

      • The HAT on the PI is the Adafruit 16 Channel servo driver. Also breaks out the Pi Header and is where I grabbed the 5V from to run the other Pi.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 years ago

    2 out of 3 Raspberry Pi 3’s installed in the head.

    • That’s alot of pi! Is fitting a third in there possible? Looks great though, very clean setup in that limited space.

      • It is possible to fit the third one and then i still have to work out how I want to split the processing load across them.
        As Gael said somewhere on this site, the RPi even the Model 3 still is not quite powerful enough, but they are cheap enough to add multiple so speed up processing, paralleled processing if you will…

        • You could put one PI in the body to connect to the Kinect or just give him a gut feeling. Nice HAT on the PI.

          • The HAT on the PI is the Adafruit 16 Channel servo driver. Also breaks out the Pi Header and is where I grabbed the 5V from to run the other Pi.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Nice

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    If you have a look in the STL Parts Library located in the Gallery.

    InMoov body parts library :

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    You need the recommended 3 shells for strength.
    Running with 1 shell will reduce the filament usage and reduce the print time.
    If the guy said the dimension will be messed up, then he doesn\’t have his slicer program setup correctly.
    Most likely over extruding.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Looks can be deceiving, but thanks for the complement.

    The shoulder pieces are probably the best parts on the whole robot, I’m more pleased at getting the ribbon to work through the bicep gear.

    Some of the earlier pieces had real bad banding, turns out a spacer i fitted to the top of the Z axis screws to reduce the banding actually made it…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Because there are so many types of 3D printers and slicing software out there, when asking a question like this, it would pay to list the 3D printer make model and the slicer software and version.

    That way someone with the same slicer may be able to help you out.
    I printed that part a few weeks ago with no problem on my cheap “CTC I3 Pro B”…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    The button is labeled \”Add Photo\”
    Little bit confusing, but it works

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Got to the bottom of the Elbow destruction.
    The smaller servos for the forearm were a long time in coming, so i had the larger joints all fully operational and calibrated long before the servos for the fingers arrived.
    After I installed the servos for the wrist and fingers, i neglected to re-test the elbow until yesterday, at that point the wires…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    This video upload is in response to lorn Campbell query as how it works with the Bicep rotate.
    My recommendation for anyone wanting to do the same thing, would be to use a ribbon with more than 16 conductor and spit the extra across the power wire.
    I used 3 for the servo power 6 Volt and 3 for the servo power 0 Volt, this may not be quite enough,…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 years ago

    Fred InMoov first video, shoulder view of Bicep rotate.

    • This video upload is in response to lorn Campbell query as how it works with the Bicep rotate.
      My recommendation for anyone wanting to do the same thing, would be to use a ribbon with more than 16 conductor and spit the extra across the power wire.
      I used 3 for the servo power 6 Volt and 3 for the servo power 0 Volt, this may not be quite enough,…[Read more]

    • Got to the bottom of the Elbow destruction.
      The smaller servos for the forearm were a long time in coming, so i had the larger joints all fully operational and calibrated long before the servos for the fingers arrived.
      After I installed the servos for the wrist and fingers, i neglected to re-test the elbow until yesterday, at that point the wires…[Read more]

    • Perry replied 3 years ago

      Nice and smooth. Your print quality looks really good with no banding.

      • Looks can be deceiving, but thanks for the complement.

        The shoulder pieces are probably the best parts on the whole robot, I’m more pleased at getting the ribbon to work through the bicep gear.

        Some of the earlier pieces had real bad banding, turns out a spacer i fitted to the top of the Z axis screws to reduce the banding actually made it…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    The cable relative to the shoulder moves in the gap, the cables relative to the bicep are stationary. The elbow piston clears the ribbon cable by a 2 mm inside the gear, gets a bit closer outside the gear on the bicep end but still clears it just.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 years, 1 month ago

    Success,
    Mounter 16 channel PWM Servo driver in the left bicep.
    Also added a small SMPS buck converter in the power supply line to allow for later increasing the a 12V or higher battery system.
    Tripled up the wires for the power supply to cope with the current draw of the servos.
    Only need to sort out a connector for the power in the shoulder and…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 years, 1 month ago

    Running a 16 way ribbon through the Bicep Rotator is tight, but it is doable.
    Held in place with CA glue.
    Next job, terminate each end to where they need to go.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    I do like your work, Very nice.
    Are you going to upload this to Thingverse?

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 years, 1 month ago

    Coming up on 6 weeks, the Top Stomach parts have been the biggest challenge so far.
    Parts were very tight, then one of the wire came off the servo pot, worked during testing, but not after assembly. Bummer.
    Have now mounted the servo’s in the left hand, will have to work on the fingers next.
    Can’t install the Neo Pixels yet, turns out it not…[Read more]

    • I am unable to snake my wires through there. The piston interferes. I have them bundled though and might have to unbundle them so they can fit. I am using servo extension leads though and not ribbon cable.

      • Wow, the cables fit through the gap. What happens when you rotate the arm? The arm cables have always been an issue on my InMoov, have run the forearm & hand in sleeving externally, but the shoulder cabling is still a mess.
        Great pictures, looking really good Ray

        • The cable relative to the shoulder moves in the gap, the cables relative to the bicep are stationary. The elbow piston clears the ribbon cable by a 2 mm inside the gear, gets a bit closer outside the gear on the bicep end but still clears it just.

  • Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Hello Mats,
    Your timing is incredible, I have just did-assembled half my robot to start installing the top stomach. In the photo above you may notice the pistons on the table already printed. Yesterday, all the small servos arrived, so I now have the jaw working and have mounted the 6 servos in the left hand.
    In a day or two when I have Fred…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 years, 1 month ago

    This being my first post here, I must thank Gael for all his work on this project that he has made freely available and more importantly the foundation of this community.

    5 Weeks in the making, it is soooo painful waiting for the 3D printer.

    I do have a query, has anyone else had trouble with the InMoov scripts not using the config files for the…[Read more]

    • You have hit the same problem as I have. The InMoov services are made specifict to use Arduinos. I discussed this with GroG last weekend, and I learned how they can be changed to make it possible to use the type of configuration that you have. The problem with making that change is that it’s difficult to make that change, and still keep backward…[Read more]

    • Hello Mats,
      Your timing is incredible, I have just did-assembled half my robot to start installing the top stomach. In the photo above you may notice the pistons on the table already printed. Yesterday, all the small servos arrived, so I now have the jaw working and have mounted the 6 servos in the left hand.
      In a day or two when I have Fred…[Read more]