• Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 9 hours, 15 minutes ago

    Very nice. I need to build this soon.

  • Here is my latest InMoov video. Making my head look a little smarter with a splash of paint. Sorry it’s a long one.

  • I managed to get the left forearm re-attached and working. This is running of the Li-Po batteries and DC-DC converter. It seems to be working ok. I do have some issues with the fingers sticking a bit and the shoulder rotate doesn’t seem to be behaving. I feel that each day it’s improving and gradually getting better and better.

  • Not sure if I would call this progress, but I’m experimenting with the springs and tubes in the forearm for the tendons. I also added two pins to secure the gear in the wrist but unfortunately didn’t film it.

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 1 month ago

    Update on my latest progress. Slightly non-standard, I’ve got my Li-Po batteries and voltage regulators installed.

  • Here is my latest progress. This time I fit the back covers. Looking very nice I think. But let me know your thoughts. I suspect I have fitted the lower back holders upside down and that is why they don’t fit.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    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.

  • Is there a video somewhere showing the assembly of the new neck design? I\’m sure I remember watching one but can\’t seem to find it now. It may have been on youtube.

    • 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.

  • Here is the latest progress on the Civrays InMoov.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I went with some custom support in the end. It took just over 8 hours for each half. I\’m printing everything in white. But yes I think it might look better if some of the parts were black, just to break things up a bit. Nice thing about this project is you can always just redo and change things.

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 2 months ago

    Do we need support when printing BackDoorLeft and BackDoorRight? The build yours guide indicates we do not need support. Cura won\’t seem to slice them if I turn support off which is a bit odd. But with support Cura estimates 10hours and 48minutes. Since I updated Cura the printing times have increased a lot.

    • Maria’s back door right and left were printed without support. Each one printed in 7.5 hours with 0.15 mm layer height. They look good in white; now I wonder if they should be black?

      • I went with some custom support in the end. It took just over 8 hours for each half. I’m printing everything in white. But yes I think it might look better if some of the parts were black, just to break things up a bit. Nice thing about this project is you can always just redo and change things.

  • My latest progress. Refitting the left shoulder back in the robot.

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 3 months ago

    Creaky torso video. Does anyone have any ideas how to eliminate the creaking?

    • Grease! Did you grease everything? I used white lithium grease. That took care of any creaking.

      • Check the length of screws you used to fix discunder – In my build they were a fraction long and were dragging onto the torso shaft behind.

  • Stripping the robot down a bit to make attaching the stomach a little easier.

    • Steve, your quality tear-down and rebuild video is quite an educational journey.
      Thanks for sharing your helpful videos.

  • Latest update on the Civrays InMoov. I finished the right shoulder, but not installed yet. Things will get exciting soon because the next step is to put together all the parts built so far.

  • Made a start on the right shoulder. Need to figure out how to set the pot.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    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 🙂

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Thanks Ray, that\’s a massive help.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    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 🙂

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Looking good. It makes me realise just how much work I still have to do.

    • Yes Steve, and the true work seems to start on the soft(ware) part. I decided to use Arduino shields, a Raspberry PI4 with Node Red and Serial Communication via USB to connect both platforms – boy this is really challenging my software development skills. But its fun – and I consider it a marathon.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Very nice, You should do a short video showing how it works.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    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.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    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.

  • I’m about to build my second shoulder and I have a couple of questions.
    1. Do we really need support on PivTitV3 ?
    2. Is it a mistake on the ‘Build yours’ instructions where it says you need 2x PivPetentioRound or PivPotentioSquare? for one shoulder I think you only need 1 (not 2).

    Obviously not real problems, just wondered if these are…[Read more]

    • 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.

  • I just finished the second bicep. I’m really pleased with it.

  • I finally got round to making some progress and uploading a new video. Please take a look. Sorry it’s a long one.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    Ah, that\’s interesting, thanks. I always have the option to change things around. This robot design is so versatile.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Looking really good. I like the pictures on the black background.

  • Here is my latest progress video. This time I look at the NeoPixel ring.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    That\’s an interesting approach.

    • It is also quite a useful tool for repairing damaged prints avoiding reprinting the entire part. Saves printer time and material!

  • In MyRobotLab I selected 16 led neopixel ring, but only 12 leds light up. Anyone know if this is an issue with myrobotlab or maybe I have a bad neopixel ring.

    • Have you change neopixel number in config file (neopixel) in folder inmoov/config?

    • I just worked on the neopixel ring and works fine for me

      • Have you had any luck with this? I was having a similar issue. I wasn’t sure if it was hardware,wiring or software. I ended up removing the signal resistor and using Arduino IDE. I was able to run example animations on all pixels just fine thereafter. Still no luck though in MRL.

        • Hi. For me it’s working fine. I’m just connecting neopixel +v, ground and input to Arduino and starting Arduino and neopixel service on MRL. I’m able to control neopixel from MRL … changing animations and so on.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    I\’m using PLA and my printer is a Creality CR10. I\’m not sure about the speed I would have to check.

    • Nice video as usual ! Thx for sharing. I’m curious .. which material and printer (speed) are you using? (general question). I’m using PLA and anycubic mega s (100mm/s)

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 7 months ago

  • Please take a look at my latest InMoov progress.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Would be great to see some pictures. Doesn\’t have to be finished, actually it\’s nice to see a work in progress.

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 8 months ago

    Latest progress on the Civrays InMoov. Please subscribe to my channel and leave comments.

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 8 months ago

    If i\’m operating my InMoov servos at around 6-7volts, how many amps do I need on my power supply?

  • Latest Civrays InMoov video. Please comment if you can see anything i’m doing incorrect. Or if you have any ideas on making it a bit quieter.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Nice.

  • Closing up the wrist.

  • Threading the tendons through the wrist.

  • Getting ready to start on the second wrist.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    It\’s fun when you see your own robot start to move. Almost like it\’s coming to life for the first time. Be sure to share some video once you\’ve made some more progress.

    • Hi Steve,

      Yes was funny to see hand start to move doing some gestures and now I can’t wait to see full arm and soon the head. I will share video for sure.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Às vezes é bom fazer uma pausa. Aproveite o tempo para descansar e recarregar. Em seguida, volte e continue desenvolvendo seu robô. Obrigado por compartilhar suas fotos.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing. Have you used these in your InMoov? Is so, what did they fit like and how did they appear to perform?

  • Please take a look at my latest progress on the Civrays InMoov:

  • Here is the latest Civrays InMoov video update;

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 1 year ago

    I’ve just uploaded my latest progress video to YouTube. Please take a look. I’m hoping to get some comments, so please let me know what you think.

    • Thanks for sharing the video!
      Even if you plan to not use the Nervo Board, I would recommend following the correct pin layout to avoid confusion when you will start using the config files of MyRobotLab.

      You can run your test directly into MyRobotLab, this would save you time because you wouldn’t need to write a Arduino code each time you…[Read more]

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Thanks Marten. I\’ve been using Arduino for a few years and I didn\’t know that.

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 1 year ago

    The hardware map indicates we use Arduino pins 22, 24, 27, 28 & 29. However these do not appear to me PWM pins on the Arduino Mega. How does this work?

    • Hello Steve,

      There is a difference between PMW which is used to control a dc motor speed (H-bridge), or a PWM used for servo’s.

      The PWM for controlling the speed for a dc motor, or intensity for a LED, is at some pins hardware-based (internal circuit/timer, to sending a PWM with a fixt frequency in the background.)
      These pins are the pins where…[Read more]

    • Thanks Marten. I’ve been using Arduino for a few years and I didn’t know that.

  • Steve Rayner posted an update 1 year ago

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Sorry. My Bad, this is scheduled for 20:00.

  • My latest progress will premier on Youtube tomorrow at 19:00 GMT+0100 (BST). Please join us then on this link; https://youtu.be/fosRUe96RIA

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    This is so cool. But probably needs feet. No seriously, really cool.

    • Well done Vincent!
      Did you finally use my original Blender files or have you been using the STL?
      It seems you used the STL after all.

      • Hi Gael ! I tried… A lot ! but I failed… It’s too hard for me ! So I came back to STL files. Did you recieved my message ?

        Here is the last update :
        Untitled15
        Untitled16

        • Yes I received your message.
          Very nice closer shots. Last time we saw each other, you said the encoders weren’t fully placed but only set for the look, did you have the time to set them on these closer shots? It looks like they are integrated now.

  • Latest update in Civrays InMoov premiers on youtube at 21:30 BST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YTUEGH12yE Please join an leave comments, comments and more comments.

    • review your pulleys. I was not sure watching your video that you have printed out the 2-level pulleys. The finger designs need different move distances for opening and closing the fingers. You can try to add springs into the strings to account for that but is will be more efficient to use the separate radiis for left and right rotations and keep…[Read more]

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Thanks. This makes sense, both biceps are identical. Maybe I mirrored it myself in slicing software. Anyway it\’s wrong. I\’m going to throw them both away and print a new one. The correct one has some warping on the bottom and I think I need a good flat bottom to get good adhesion when this part is glued.

  • Following on from my previous post… What is going on here, how come I have left and right versions of this part? Does anyone have a photo of how this should be positioned on the forearm?

    • Hello,
      You must have downloaded the left from Thingiverse.(Some people are confused and do not understand, both bicep are identical)
      You only need two times the right version for both arms.

      You will notice in the Gallery there is only the right version:

      Following on from my previous post… What is going on here, how come I have left and right versions of this part? Does anyone have a photo of how this should be positioned on the forearm?- Steve Rayner (@civrays) June 20, 2019

      • Thanks. This makes sense, both biceps are identical. Maybe I mirrored it myself in slicing software. Anyway it’s wrong. I’m going to throw them both away and print a new one. The correct one has some warping on the bottom and I think I need a good flat bottom to get good adhesion when this part is glued.

  • I’m a little confused with the elbow joint. Was there ever a left-hand version of elbowshaftgearv1 ? I seem to have printed both a left-hand and right-hand version.

    Do the gears for the elbox join go on the inside or the outside of the bicep? Or are they on the inside of one and the outside of the other, making both biceps identical?

    robcap…[Read more]

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    thanks for useful help and comments.

  • For anyone interested I\’ve uploaded the second part of my InMoov Bicep build to youtube. You can find it here; https://youtu.be/p1_Fv7J_OhQ

    • Hello,
      Thanks for posting your progress! It’s very interesting.
      I watched your video and realized how inconvenient it was to re print the LowArmSide for to fit the square potentiometer. Therefore I made an update to have both, round and square fitting on the same file.

      I have a few recommandations:
      1-You need to modify the number of first…[Read more]

  • My latest video is now live here; https://youtu.be/bGDNo7z6t5Q

  • I\’m building the bicep and should have the first of two videos on youtube soon. I only seem to have about 45degrees of movement in the elbow. Does that sound right I thought it would be closer to 90.

    • Hello I recently made a video which might help you to understand.
      You should be closer to 90 degrees with the potentiometer angulation.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Welcome. Be sure to post updates, pic/vids, etc on your progress. I would love to see it.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    Very nice. Did you print separate parts for the upper and lower face and then merge them together?

  • I see in the STL parts library there is now new versions of the should and bicep. Do I assume that if I build the new bicep, then I also need to build the new shoulder? Are these new parts compatible with the original forearm and torso?

  • I can’t get the fingers to work. I am moving the servo to min position and tightening one tendon, them moving servo to max position and tightening the other tendon. But the finger only moves a little bit.

    I am using 180deg servos, so i have set min position to 45deg and max position to 135deg, which gives me 90degree rotation.

    should the max…[Read more]

    • Hello,
      It sounds like you have tangled the tendons somewhere. Inside the finger itself perhaps. This affects the ability to move a finger, because when one tendon tries to pull it also stops the other tendon to release.
      And yes each finger needs it’s own min and max position.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 2 years, 8 months ago

    Hey Mindless, thanks for comment. I will try reducing the gears very slightly when I do the right wrist. Everyone loves the grey, but it is actually only the primer. I\’m intending to paint that part black. Got me rethinking though…

    • Hey Steve,,, I thought it might have been the Primer,,, you got a really nice finish on it (show room quality ) and some do like the grey—personally a like a flat or low sheen Colours – black hides a lot of the details which is not a good thing I reckon ( but then again it can be),,, Black really does suit the overall look of Inmoov the…[Read more]

  • Here is my latest video. This time I’m looking at the rotational wrist. Please leave comments.

    • Hay Steve ,,, Nice Vid and really nice Grey finish on the Wrist -,,
      Using the “Scale” setting in the Slicer is very handy to fine tune some parts- especially Gears- a 1% or even Half a Percent Reduction in size can save a lot of headaches,,,
      Anyway ,,, good to see your documenting your building process —

      • Hey Mindless, thanks for comment. I will try reducing the gears very slightly when I do the right wrist. Everyone loves the grey, but it is actually only the primer. I’m intending to paint that part black. Got me rethinking though…

        • Hey Steve,,, I thought it might have been the Primer,,, you got a really nice finish on it (show room quality ) and some do like the grey—personally a like a flat or low sheen Colours – black hides a lot of the details which is not a good thing I reckon ( but then again it can be),,, Black really does suit the overall look of Inmoov the…[Read more]

  • Working on the left forearm.

  • I just knocked up this 3D image of the left forearm using NetFab Studio. I’m printing these parts now. I estimate that will take approximately 30 hours of printing time.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    Could it be that your printer is over extruding so there is a little more material around all the edges?

    I had similar issue with my original printer. Have you tried gently heating the parts before pushing them together?

  • Here is my latest video. This time the left hand. Sorry for the poor quality.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    I don\’t understand how the bolts hold in place. The one of the wrist has a clip, but the two in the palm do not. Can you advise?

  • When making the hand and forearm, what size spings and tube is required for the tendon tension spings?

    • When making the hand and forearm, what size spings and tube is required for the tendon tension spings?- Steve Rayner (@civrays) September 16, 2017


      10x extension spring 0.51mm diameter, 1cm length(13/64″x13/16″)

      Tubing can be improvised from anything,,, have good look at the pics in here

      Hand and Forarm


      and you will work something out…

  • Waiting for my new printer to arrive. 🙁

  • Progress update. I have the neck working, but time to get a serious battery I think.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Nice work. What servos are you using?

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Nice

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    I went a few weeks back, it was really good. Did you have a good time?

  • I want to mount my Arduino mega board, but i\’m not sure about the exact position. I want to make sure the covers fit when I get to that part. Are there any photographs or dimensions that may help me?

    I\’m thinking about designing my own mounting bracket, but I need to think about where to position mounting holes.

    • Hi Steve
      my advice is to print out the back and based on that find a place where you can position your arduinos. you might want to have the arduinos boxed and have pluggable connectors for your signal lines. the ugliest thing about the megas are the huge usb connectors and inflexible usb cables that come with it. I have tried to find alternates…[Read more]

  • Starting the torso

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    It would be great to see some photos or videos if you have any.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Your second test seems quieter, or that a deception? Did you make changes to reduce the noise?

    • In the initial tests I ran the servos at 100% velocity

      In subsequent tests I’ve been running them at 30% velocity

      It makes a small difference in terms of the noise 🙂

      To be honest, I feel that I just need to apply more silicone grease on the pistons to make things smoother

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    It looks really good. Keep posting pictures, it keeps me inspired and makes me want to push on with mine.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Looks cool. I wonder if there are any events lie this in the UK?

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    I had this problem with the jaw screw. After reading Perry\’s comment i looked into how to scale stl files. Turns out it super easy using NetFab Studio, so i\’m going to give it a try on the neck screw.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Looks awesome!

  • Progress update. The head is complete. Well sort of. There are no cameras, speakers or microphone yet, and it needs painting. I also need to add the grease. But it’s basically assembled.

  • Face update. I’ve added the jaw. The jaw is now attached to the head. I’m working on the sides of the head.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Looking good. I know how much work goes into these. Keep us updated.

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Looks really good. I wonder if I will ever get that far. My head seems to be taking forever. Keep posting updates.

  • I’ve been working on the jaw and the sides of the head. Not shown here. I will try to get are more updated picture once i re-assemble things.

    You can check out my video here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuPaXUUraFA&t=243s
    and my website here; http://inmoov.civrays.com

    update coming soon…

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Looking really good.

  • Working on the head…

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Yes I\’m up for that. I\’d like to get a little bit further first, but it would probably drive me to make more progress. How can we contact other builders?

    • Hi Steve, I posted up on the google forum about this early this week. There are loads of Inmoov builders across the world but we don’t know each other. The original Inmoov map now does not work and I digested we have a page that we all put our location on with perhaps an email address. With that we could make contact with each other and get a…[Read more]

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    My neck rotation gears are very tight. Did you have this problem?

  • Steve Rayner posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    I\’m in Norfolk, UK. I started my InMoov at the beginning of the year. I have complete the eyes/face and am now working on the rest of the head. I\’m hoping to complete the head by the end of March, but it\’s taking me longer than expected.

    • It might be good to get a group of us together in the uk to meet up and discuss progress and show off what we all have achieved

      • Yes I’m up for that. I’d like to get a little bit further first, but it would probably drive me to make more progress. How can we contact other builders?

        • Hi Steve, I posted up on the google forum about this early this week. There are loads of Inmoov builders across the world but we don’t know each other. The original Inmoov map now does not work and I digested we have a page that we all put our location on with perhaps an email address. With that we could make contact with each other and get a…[Read more]