• Frank Parks posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    Maria’s Mid Stomach
    The dual-motor mid-stomach is ready to twist.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Maria’s legs are ready for connecting with the low stomach.
    The legs will be attached using the one-meter long threaded rod and the round hip joints.

  • Maria has a Friend.
    The legs are finally completed!

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The Knees are bolted to the Tibia with four M5-0.8 x 35 mm bolts.

  • Maria has Knees
    The knees were bolted to the Tibia.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    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.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    M5-0.8 nuts were installed before the upper and lower parts of the Tibia were glued together. Since these parts are PETG, I glued the sections together with 5-minute clear epoxy.

  • Frank Parks posted an update 2 months ago

    Maria’s Tibia and Feet

    • M5-0.8 nuts were installed before the upper and lower parts of the Tibia were glued together. Since these parts are PETG, I glued the sections together with 5-minute clear epoxy.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    The “FootBoltHolder.stl” has a 10 mm hole for supporting InMoov with a one-meter long threaded rod.
    The 10 mm diameter threaded rod is held in place with M10 washers and nuts. I used a M10-1.5 coarse threaded rod.

  • Frank Parks posted an update 2 months ago

    Maria said “All I Need is a New Pair of Shoes”

    The non-motorized version of the “Feet and Ankles” are prepared for a long day of shoe shopping.

    • The “FootBoltHolder.stl” has a 10 mm hole for supporting InMoov with a one-meter long threaded rod.
      The 10 mm diameter threaded rod is held in place with M10 washers and nuts. I used a M10-1.5 coarse threaded rod.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Very interesting view in the life of InMoov.
    I wonder what Robert and Leo talk about when you leave the room?

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    The filament is Prusa 1.75 mm PETG Jet Black and PETG White.
    I am now printing 24 hours a day with PETG. I love PETG filament with the Prusa i3 MK3S printer.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    The shoulder logo was printed in Jet Black. After 52 minutes, the Prusa i3 MK3S printer paused and prompted me to unload the black filament and load the white filament. This shoulder matches the theme of the center element with white lettering on a black background.

    • 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. 🙂

  • Maria’s Chest
    Adding the Chest assembly accentuates InMoov’s uniqueness; InMoov is a striking work of art.
    Creations that combine innovative engineering with artistic style are rare.

    • The shoulder logo was printed in Jet Black. After 52 minutes, the Prusa i3 MK3S printer paused and prompted me to unload the black filament and load the white filament. This shoulder matches the theme of the center element with white lettering on a black background.

      • 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. 🙂

    • very nice print. what is that filament?

      • The filament is Prusa 1.75 mm PETG Jet Black and PETG White.
        I am now printing 24 hours a day with PETG. I love PETG filament with the Prusa i3 MK3S printer.

    • Thanks for the information

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    My first InMoov is still on-the-run; the missing InMoov was built with the old neck design using PLA filament.
    The new articulating neck is an excellent improvement.

  • Frank Parks posted an update 3 months ago

    Maria’s Head Added to Torso
    The head and articulated neck were added to the PETG Torso. I like the flexibility of the new neck.
    The life like expression capability is intriguing.

    • My first InMoov is still on-the-run; the missing InMoov was built with the old neck design using PLA filament.
      The new articulating neck is an excellent improvement.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Did you notice the shoulder pistons are visible in the photo?
    Installing the “Pistonbase” and “PistonClavi” will make the shoulder installation easy.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

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

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    It helps to add the articulating neck during the build of the Torso.

  • Frank Parks posted an update 3 months ago

    Maria’s Torso
    Building the Torso with PETG was straight forward thanks to Gael’s detailed instructions.

    • It helps to add the articulating neck during the build of the Torso.

    • Did you notice the shoulder pistons are visible in the photo?
      Installing the “Pistonbase” and “PistonClavi” will make the shoulder installation easy.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    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]

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    InMoov’s new name is Maria.
    Young Maria’s face reflects her pleasant personality with naive innocence.

    The old missing InMoov head was printed with PLA. I like the new Prusa White and Jet Black PETG filaments. The prints are more uniform and stronger with very consistent color between rolls. The 0.15 mm layer height is a good balance bet…[Read more]

  • Meet Maria
    Since my first InMoov has escaped, a new head and neck were printed with PETG filament using the Prusa I3 MK3S 3D printer.

    • InMoov’s new name is Maria.
      Young Maria’s face reflects her pleasant personality with naive innocence.

      The old missing InMoov head was printed with PLA. I like the new Prusa White and Jet Black PETG filaments. The prints are more uniform and stronger with very consistent color between rolls. The 0.15 mm layer height is a good balance bet…[Read more]

  • Quarantine Violation – InMoov Has Escaped.

    InMoov in disguise believes no will notice an escape from quarantine.

    The 6 volt, 12 amp-hour, battery allows InMoov to be quite mobile. The Raspberry Pi 3 and the USB WiFi allow InMoov to be autonomous. InMoov just needs to occasionally find a battery charger.

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    My InMoov is controlled by MyRobotLabs on a Raspberry Pi driving two Arduino Uno boards.

    One Uno controls the Finger and the Head.
    The second Uno detects objects with the PIR sensor. When a human enters the room, the heartbeat of InMoov’s 16-element NeoPixel Ring changes.

    On the upper right is an amplified speaker and the microphone is on the l…[Read more]

  • Expanded Finger Starter Kit
    The Finger Starter Kit keeps on growing. First, I added the head with the jaw and neck servos. Then I added the eyes with two Hercules USB cameras.

    • My InMoov is controlled by MyRobotLabs on a Raspberry Pi driving two Arduino Uno boards.

      One Uno controls the Finger and the Head.
      The second Uno detects objects with the PIR sensor. When a human enters the room, the heartbeat of InMoov’s 16-element NeoPixel Ring changes.

      On the upper right is an amplified speaker and the microphone is on the l…[Read more]

  • Frank Parks posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    I really like my finger starter kit. I have had it for a while and it has become a very valuable learning tool. This setup also speeds up the the testing and debugging of servos and robotics projects. — Frank

  • Frank Parks posted an update 4 months ago

    Finger Starter Kit

    • I really like my finger starter kit. I have had it for a while and it has become a very valuable learning tool. This setup also speeds up the the testing and debugging of servos and robotics projects. — Frank