Get a grip! This grip arm allows Vorpal the Hexapod to grab items in a claw that opens and closes, the arm also raises and lowers.
Project showcase by vorpalrobotics
A super-sized version of our popular "Vorpal the Hexapod" project. Twice the size and ten times the fun! Scratch enabled for education.
An awesome open source, 3D-printed vase stand with addressable RGB LEDs that fade between selectable colors to light up your life.
Project tutorial by vorpalrobotics
With a lot of inspiration from Boston Dynamics projects, I'm trying to make something great without million dollars.
Project in progress by aldoz
Senses for smoke in the air near a 3D printer and will sound an alarm and turn off power to the printer if smoke is detected.
Project tutorial by Miles Nash
Build your own Arduino-powered light switch that can be controlled using Amazon Alexa.
Project tutorial by Tinker Project
Thanks for your kind words! Something like 1000 people have built the smaller hexapod project worldwide since we launched it about a year ago. Hundreds of those were at schools and STEM camps and the like.
We actually have a "Vampire" top for the smaller version of this hexapod with huge teeth and could easily scale it up to megapod size. LOL I'm ordering some black filament now.
I just bought an off the shelf first alert smoke detector with one of their relay units. The relay provides two outputs: one provides power when no smoke is detected, the other when smoke is detected. It was quite easy to take a 20 foot extension cord and wire this up (a few wire nuts and some electrical tape required, slit the center of the extension cord, tap off power to the smoke detector and from there to relay, then output of relay "power when no smoke detected" goes out to female end of the extension cord). You plug one end into the wall, the other end into the 3d printer. When smoke is detected, boom it turns off the printer.
This was really just a 20 minute project and cost about $50. I'm designing a 3d printed box to house the relay, provide stress relief for the power cord, and make this easier to mount to my wall right above the printers.
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