Introducing - Dave the Minion!
Print your own, pint sized, personal robot Minion!
Dave the Minion is a Despicable Me adaptation of Bob the Biped in the video below.
Bob is a hit around the world - Originally designed by Kevin Biagini and released to the online communityfor free.
From then on, makers have been re-creating and adding their own personal design twists; moving the idea on in new and interesting directions.
This re-mix of mine is the beginning step in a plan to create my own army of minions!
I looked into both the insides and out of the robot when thinking about this version.
I changed the electronics - switching to a simpler controller that the motors (for the legs and feet) could plug straight into. This made it simpler for those less electronically inclined to complete, and cut out a lot of time soldering.
I opted for a recharchable battery saving space and waste throwing out batteries. I used a small sensor hidden in Dave's dungarees, allowing him to see what's infront of him navigating his way around objects.
This is a truly interactive project to you can undertake using your printer.
It's an engaging learning experience trying something new and unusual, exercising creativity while showcasing your printing skills!
With the end product being your very own, pint-sized, personal walking robot!
Your Minion robot is cheap to build and manageable with no previous experience or know how, making it accessible to all.