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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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that looks amazing :) great work 

Thank you

Looks like "Sonny" from iRobot or the sexbots from the Bjork video.  A better and more realistic range of motion than a lot of the the university/corporate research humanoids you see.  Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!  (I hope you get that tripod you wanted for Christmas! ;-)

Definitly need to get a tripod, there is nothing more annoying than watching a shaky video!

That new video of the completed arms, shoulders and head is just amazing! Very nice work hairygael, keep it up!


Awesome!! Very god job!!

Thanks for your comment, this is exactly what I need when I'm a little bit down!

This is great. I have been watching the progress with great interest. I do not have a 3D printer yet, but have been thinking seriouosly of making one, and your page is the reason.  I really like the design of the arm & hand.

3d printing is definitly an adventure, once you step in it there is no turning back. Thanks for the design comment, I am indeed trying to model the parts to be fonctional, printable and also human/robot like.