Omnibot 2000 Arm Joint

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Do you have an Omnibot 2000 robot - http://www.robotsandcomputers.... - whose arm is just hanging limp at his side? More than likely, the problem is a broken arm joint. You can see where this common-failure part breaks in the second and third photos. I glued mine back together long enough to make a silicone mold from which I then cast a functional, albeit ugly, replacement years ago. Now that I have a 3D printer... why not use it for something useful?

This replacement is identical to the original with one exception - the top part is designed with more material to aide in strength. In the photos, I guess I should point out that the purple piece is the printed replacement whereas the grey piece is the original. This is an impossible piece to locate and as far as I know, there are no other sources for either the joint itself or a 3D model. I am offering this to the public for the time being at no cost, but I reserve the right to pull this from the marketplace at any time. You are free to print this for your own use, but the sell of the file or the finished piece is strictly forbidden. If you do find this model helpful, a tip would be greatly appreciated!

Print Settings

Supports: Yes 

Resolution: 0.3 is fine for function, but 0.1 is better for form 

Infill: at least 60% for strength 

Wall thickness should be set to 0.5mm with 2 walls to account for the top threads. If you can print the model with standard wall thickness and line count up to the flat portion with a reduced thickness beginning there, it'll produce a prettier print. Sliced with Cura, the support material breaks away easily with XY-Distance set to 1mm.

The top hole is intentionally smaller than required. Drill and tap to the proper size after printing.

Design Files

File Size

320 KB


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