Skip to content

Maker Faire Robot

3D model description

A 3D version of the Maker Faire robot. Is a very good "Hello world" test for 3D printers. We used it as a key test print ( ) for our 2014 Ultimate Guide to 3D printing, available from the Maker Shed:

Based on Kim Dow's Maker Faire robot illustration, this model was designed by MAKE Labs Engineering Intern, Eric Chu:

For more information on how this model came about, check out Eric's blog post on MAKE:

3D printing settings

UPDATE: V6 robot now have closed mesh. Download this one!

Recommended settings:

- 0.1mm - 0.2mm layer height

- hollow

- 2 perimeters/walls/shells

Settings for arms down robot with supports:

- 0.1mm layer height (the supports needs to be printed at this layer height for them to snap off easily)

For those printing with Ulimakers, included is a recommended Cura profile.

Note for Slic3r users: Slic3r has trouble generating tool paths for the "M" on the chest and the MAKE logo on the back. Scaling up the part to 200% seems to fix this, but the robot will be larger. As always, check your gcode before you print! Here's a simple in-browser gcode viewer:

  • 3D file format: STL



MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. The MAKE audience continues to be a growing culture and community that believes in bettering ourselves, our environment, our educational system, our entire world. This is much more than an audience, it's a worldwide movement that Make is leading, we call it the Maker Movement.



Collection associated with this 3D model

Add a comment