Tutorial: Moulding Flexible Links



Moulding Flexible Links

In this tutorial we will be designing a mould for a flexible link and making one with Sugru. With the link, you can join two other 3D printed pieces together.

This technique can be used to build flexible areas in a robot, allowing it to have more movements than being directly driven by a servo.

Check out the tutorial and try it out here.

Also see our Learn page for more tutorials and things to try 😉

Tutorial: Behaviours Using a Photocell



Behaviours Using a Photocell

In this tutorial we will calibrate the photocells (light dependent resistors), and create two basic behaviours for RoboBrrd to interact with you using the LDRs.

Reacting to light is one of the most basic behaviours that many animals have in common. It’s only obvious that we should make RoboBrrd have light behaviours as well!

Check out the tutorial and try it out with your own RoboBrrd here.

Also, we re-organized our Learn page- it’s much clearer now!

Tutorial: Wavy Text Token Using Autodesk Inventor

Wavy Text Token Using Autodesk Inventor

In this tutorial we will be creating a wavy text token. Along the way we will learn about text-embossing, manipulating sketches, and extruding tricks. This is a good exercise to play around with Autodesk Inventor and create something interesting to look at.

Why does this matter? Going further, you can use the skills learned in creating curved robot pieces, interesting looking structures, additional customization, and other ideas your imagination comes up with!

All that you will need is: Autodesk Inventor, a mouse with a right/left click (middle is handy for panning the view), and a special word or phrase.

Check out the tutorial and try it out here.