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PrintBot Beetle

3D model description

The PrintBot Escarabajo is an educational robot that can follow lines, search for light, and grab objects with its claw.

You can see it in action at http://youtu.be/cYbD-ICMmU8

The robot has been designed to attach other components such as servos, LEDs, push buttons, a buzzer, and other sensors included in the product "My first robotics kit" distributed by bq.

3D printing settings

Printed parts:

You will need to print one copy of each, except for the following:

4 x screw_cover

2 x wheel_front

2 x wheel_rear

Hardware:

7 x M3x10 screw

1 x M3x12 screw

8 x M3x16 screw

2 x M3x25 screw

2 x M3x35 screw

14 x M3 nut

3 x M3 blocking nut

4 x 3x84mm O-ring

8 x AAA batteries

Parts included in "Mi primer robotica kit" by bq:

1 x Freaduino UNO (Arduino UNO derivative)

2 x IR sensors for line following

2 x LDR sensors

2 x Continous Rotation Servo

1 x Miniservo (ES08A / SG90)

1 x 8 AAA battery holder

1 x Bluetooth Module (optional)

Build Instructions

See the attached pdf (in Spanish) in the "Files" section. Pictures are clear enough to follow the steps even if you do not understand Spanish.

Example code

Attached you will find two simple Arduino programs ("Arduino_escarabajo ..."). One follows a line and the other searches for the brightest spot.

Android-Control

Now you can control your robot through the "RoboPad" app.

So just upload the "Arduino_robopad_escarabajo.ino" to your robot, connect the Bluetooth Module and install the Android app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bq.robotic.robopad&hl=en

Youtube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8OlUu4fgNo

Disclaimer

This thing and all other published material can not be considered as a final product of any of its uses.

It should be considered as an experimental and early release product developed by the Innovation and Robotics Department staff with the intention to share and test it as soon as possible within the community.

Final releases will be published on http://diwo.bq.com/ http://diwo.bq.com/montaje-del-printbot-beetle/

  • 3D model format: STL and ZIP

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Creator

BQ is one of the leaders in European technology. Their objective is to help people understand technology, inspire them to use it and develop it. To do this they are committed to education in technology, a DIY philosophy, and Open Source. BQ applies this philosophy to its products (smartphones, 3D printers, and robotics, amongst others) as well as its software solutions, working towards making technology a tool that improves the world and the life of their users.

All the things and all the published material cannot be considered as a final product of BQ and BQ takes no responsibility of its use.

It must be considered as an experimental and early released product developed by the Innovation and Robotics Department staff with the intention to share it and test it as soon as possible within the community.

Final release of all products will be published on http://www.bq.com and http://diwo.bq.com/en/

License

CC BY SA

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