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Description du modèle 3D

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

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

Paramètres d'impression 3D

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

4 x screw_cover
2 x wheel_front
2 x wheel_rear

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 kit de robotica" 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.

Now you can control your robot through the "RoboPad" app.
So just upload the "Arduino_robopad_escarabajo.ino" into your robot, connect the Bluetooth Module and install the Android app:

Youtube trailer: &

  • Format du fichier 3D : STL et ZIP



BQ es una de las principales tecnológicas europeas. Su objetivo es ayudar a las personas a entender la tecnología, animarles a utilizarla e inspirarles a crearla. BQ aplica esta filosofía a sus dispositivos (smartphones, impresoras 3D o robótica, entre otros) y trabaja para hacer de la tecnología una herramienta que mejore el mundo y la vida de sus usuarios.

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. BQ applies this philosophy to its products (smartphones, 3D printers, and robotics, amongst others), 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 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 and



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