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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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Thanks for the nice comment!

I  was wondering  if someone can print in a makerbot thing-o-matic the bigger parts of the arm  ?

Also have you made a bill of materials for your robotic arm ?

If so can you provide us a copy of it?

I have to so that your project rocks and I will definitely build one when I finnish my exams and have time to assemble my makerbot...

Hi, I don't have a makerbot, but I know some users that already have printed all parts on it. For the rest of the arm to shoulder, files are not ready yet, but I'm trying to make all parts in the range 12x12cm max.

I haven't done a bill of materials, although I can try to make rough estimation with the prices I payed for my parts.

Of course you need to have a 3d printer.

Hand and forarm:

1 arduino uno=14 euros ebay although I never found such a good price again.

4 servos MG995=28 euros ebay

0,8mm nylon  thread= 5euros hardware store

Miscealenous Bolts= 6 euros hardware store

750gr natural ABS= 35 euros orbi-tech

Arm and shoulder:

3 Hitec HS805BB=90 euros ebay

Miscealenous Bolts= 4 euros hardware store

640gr black, yellow, natural ABS= 28 euros orbi-tech

I hope this helps




Awesome!! Very god job!!

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

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


that looks amazing :) great work 

Thank you

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.