Hexapod Emerges from 3D Printer

By on April 10th, 2010 in Ideas, learning, Usage, video


Matt Bunting is a student who’s been interested in building robots for many years. Finally at the University of Arizona he was able to do so, partly by using the University’s Dimension 3D printer. The very complex leg assemblies were printed in eleven hours, using a great deal of support material. The design was such that it was not possible to produce using conventional CNC tooling, but easy to do on the 3D printer. 
Adding electronics, sensors, software and a PlayStation 3 controller, Matt was able to get the amazing hexapod going. The hexapod learns how to move on it’s own, and the results are, well, quite eerie to watch. Well done!’

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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