3D Printed Robots from The Poppy Project

By on November 9th, 2014 in Ideas, learning


Robotics and often 3D printing go together and now there’s a project specifically for that. 

The Poppy Project is developing an open source platform for robotic development. They say: 

The Poppy platform develops open-source tools for rapid prototyping and flexible experimentation of robotic creatures. It addresses mechanics, electronics, and software.
It targets the needs of a multidisciplinary community where researchers, teachers, artists, and robotic enthusiasts can share their work and ideas. Poppy tools are designed to be modular, easy to use, and easy to integrate – providing a set of building blocks that can be easily assembled and reconfigured.

This includes, of course, 3D printing. 3D printed components are used not only for the structure of the robot and its limbs but also for housing electronic components, such as the Arduino used by the Poppy Platform. Their repository includes a series of SolidWorks files representing the 3D models for robotic structures. 

If you’re into DIY robotics, you might want to check out the Poppy Project. 

Via The Poppy Project

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!