SwivelHips Kit for the HiTecRCD RoboNova-1 BiPedal Robot


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This is a MakerBotable kit to modify a RoboNova-1 and add another DOF so the legs can pronate and supanate while keeping the height of the RoboNova-1 very nearly the same as the original 30cm height ... and this allows for the c.g. to remain lower for more stability. I upgraded the servo drive horn with splines on the inside bore ... albiet I don't have a caliper that small ... I'll can only eye-ball and guess. This kit will make your RoboNova-1 slightly wider and thicker, but even side-by-side they appear very much the same size. And as usual, every part here is designed to be MakerBotable with a CupCake MakerBot ... except for the rubber band ... get one from your local post office! I wish I had a MakerBot to actually build and test my creations! See a video demonstrating the added value and size comparisons.

or see the animated .GIF I plan on uploading the aluminum bracket SolidWorks .SLDPRT files to the 3D Content Central Library soon ... http://www.3dcontentcentral.co... This is another of many entries to the makezine.com/go/makerbot contest ... blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/04/makerbot_giveaway.html Instructions MakerBot the pieces ... one of each except for the Front/Back parts where you make two of each ... Make me a couple of sets if you can ... I wanna upgrade my RoboNova-1 too! If you successfully make this with a 3D printer please send me the build-file and machine type so it can be uploaded here for others to use.

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