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Ray Edgley posted an update 6 days, 21 hours ago
Finally the power up and testing of Fred’s head
Ray Edgley posted an update 1 week, 2 days 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 2 weeks, 3 days 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 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Looking good 🙂
Ray Edgley posted an update 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Part 6 of build Freds head is now out.
I hope you enjoy it 🙂
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day 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 3 weeks, 2 days 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.
Very nice looking print 🙂
Been working it almost every day the last few weeks 🙂
Cool. What do you have left to build?
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 4 days 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 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Have you seen these?
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?
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days 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.
I moved the camera because I built a small InMoov.
There is no place to put the camera in the eyes or to put a kinet. But your idea is interesting.
Ray Edgley posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days 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 1 month ago
I do like the color scheme you have used here 🙂
Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month 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 1 month, 1 week ago
Do the finger sensors work for you?
Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago
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 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I think James Burton did something like that with his two animated bots for shows.
All running off DMX
How well do the ultra sonic range finders work in Leo?
I’m assuming Leo is the one on the right 🙂
I did not test them in a gesture yet, but they work as intended. I saw Gael released a gesture with the use of this sensors.
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. 🙂
ok thanks ill try this in a little while.
Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Continuing on with building a new Inmoov robot head for Fred.
This time I work on the eyes 🙂
Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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 2 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 2 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.
You don’t happen to have video of it working?
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 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 2 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.
Be good to the rest of the robot to go with the head 🙂
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
There you can access all the documentation including how to setup and download the GitHub for the project.
Note that the available InMoov2 full upgrade is here:
The current version on myrobotlab.org doesn’t yet contain all the latest updates compiled together.
Unless you know which repo to use and how to compile with Github.
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 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]
Ray Edgley posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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.
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 2 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 🙂
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 an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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….
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]
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]
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 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]
What type, brand of printer are you using?
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.
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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.
Hope that all helps.
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.
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.
Thanks Ray, that’s a massive help.
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]
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.
Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months ago
Continuing the video series on the Static Leg,
Here are the thighs 🙂
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.
Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago
Now complete, Fred\’s Knees
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 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.
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?
Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago
So continuing to build the static leg for Fred, my build of the Inmoov robot.
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Ok, so i started to print out the feet and ankles.
So far all looks good.
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks 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:
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 4 months 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 4 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.
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, 2 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, 4 months ago
What spec Latte Panda are you running?
I waiting for my Latte Panda Alpha to arrive, not due until May.
I am running mrl on LattePanda 4G/64G. It’s a bit laggy when starting up but runs fine when using it. I also use their touchpanel 7”.
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.
Let us all know how you go with these, it looks good
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, 6 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]
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.
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.
beautiful advanced gael.
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago
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.
There is a function within MyRobotLab (MRL) to send email
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!
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]
I\’m looking forward to seeing it walk unaided… 🙂
lol, I look forward to seeing it *stand* unaided 🙂
Nice work Acapulco ,,,, I see you cut the originals files up for smaller printers ,,, nice work — ,, ‘Bartods” done a pretty good job of replicating Mr Gael’s Artistic style which wouldn’t be easy,,,,,
Yes, nice design work by Bartcam and also in keeping with Gael’s original design goal 🙂
FYI, Bartcam has uploaded some new parts on the thingiverse page 🙂
who is Bartcam?
Hay Perry,,, here is “Bartod” Thingiverse
Bartcam is aka Bartods 🙂
To my knowledge, there is no complete design for legs yet, Bartods appear to be the furthest along so far.
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]
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,,,,
Like Ray said , I bought trimmer line used in a weedeater and it worked really well
Ray Edgley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago
Where do we get the nuclear power source? That will solve the battery issues 😉
I have the flux capacitor mounted behind it.
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.
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 2 years, 11 months 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 🙂
Very nice, Simon says Flash!
Ray Edgley posted an update 2 years, 11 months ago
Just a splash of red paint, cause everybody knows, red goes faster….. ;=)
Remember racing stripes can make him self aware.
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.
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.
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.
good job, you can also find less hole intense versions of the face on thingiverse
If you have a look in the STL Parts Library located in the Gallery.
InMoov body parts library :
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.
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 2 years, 12 months 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]
The button is labeled \”Add Photo\”
Little bit confusing, but it works
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]
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 2 years, 12 months ago
Fred InMoov first video, shoulder view of Bicep rotate.
Nice and smooth. Your print quality looks really good with no banding.
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 ago
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]
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 ago
I do like your work, Very nice.
Are you going to upload this to Thingverse?
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
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]
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]