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Robot InMoov 3D printed

Grabs, holds, drops, point finger...
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Here is "InMoov", the robot you can print and animate. You have a 3D printer, some building skills, This project is for you!! This is a hand builded for a job (still picture commercial), it was supposed to be mobile but not animated and mostly be able to take human hand positions. Cables or fishing rods might be added in order to control it, but it was not the purpose of this work at first. I am now working on another model(for the fun), trying to animate it, I really would like to do it with computer control but I have never worked in that field.

It has evolved quite a bit since I started with designing the hand. Both arms are now fonctionnal with a torso and a head. I am using two Arduino boards controlled through MRL.

With the help of Myrobotlab and GroG, we will be trying to make the robot see and grab objects after a voice command.

For more parts and info, see:





Here is a BOM I just did for a university that was asking.

Of course you need to have a 3d printer.
Hand and forarm:

2 arduino uno=28 euros ebay although I never found such a good price again.

12 servos MG995=84 euros ebay

     Or 12 servos HK15298=180 euros Hobbyking( I recommand those because the others are cheap but they burn)

0,8mm nylon  thread/fishing rod= 5 euros hardware store

Miscealenous Bolts= 10 euros hardware store

1500gr natural ABS= 70 euros orbi-tech

Arm and shoulder:

8 Hitec HS805BB=240 euros ebay (better get even stronger in torque and faster)

Miscealenous Bolts= 10 euros hardware store

1500gr black, yellow, natural ABS= 56 euros orbi-tech

Head and torso:

I can't really give specs yet because I am not finished designing and printing.

Batteries + charger:  80 euros


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I am still quite interested in this project, but it goes slowly for me.

I have my 3D printer running. Just getting ready to start printing some of the InMoov parts.

I picked up a half dozen MG995 servos, but now I read that they are not as good as the claims. I hope I did not waste my money. (Retired with not too much income.) 

Anyway, I will be working at it slowly. I enjoy the various videos you have made.


Hi , I have followed your construction of your 3d printer, it has been very interesting.

The MG995 are totally fine if they are genuine. The only one I got that burned seemed to be not genuine.

Slowly, for this kind of project is a good thing!

Awesome job! Looks like an NS-5 from iRobot!


You're so right!  It totally does!

just fantastic. great work!


Thanks for your support!

That is simply amazing, its the most natural looking motion I have ever seen in a humanoid robot period.  Very fluid, please keep up the great work this is really a piece of art.

Thank you, I'm working with Grog from Myrobotlab. He has done a wonderfull work creating an InMoov service in his software allowing to create/capture gestures, which increase the ease to fluidify movements.

that looks amazing :) great work