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InMoov is an Open-Source Humanoid Robot You Can Make With a 3D Printer

Posted By Al Bredenberg On January 22, 2013 @ 5:33 pm In carousel showcase,DIY,green gadgets,Innovation,News | 3 Comments

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Gael Langevin [2], a French sculptor and model-maker, is developing a design for an open-source humanoid robot that you can make with your own 3D printer [3]. Langevin calls his robot InMoov [4], and he is making plans and digital files publicly available [5] as portions of the design come to completion. InMoov is an ongoing project, and so far it is possible to build the robot’s arms and shoulders and to connect them with a torso unit. The body parts can be printed, but you’ll have to add mechanical and electronic components such as cables, servos, and Arduinos to make the machine work. See a video of InMoov in action after the jump!

Files for InMoov can be downloaded in STL (STereoLithography) format from MakerBot’s Thingiverse [5] design-sharing site. Don’t expect to find a standard instruction manual for building InMoov. It’s a work-in-progress and subject to constant change and frequent updates. On his InMoov project web site [6], Langevin offers tutorials, photos, drawings, and videos that should help with assembly, if you’re up for the project.

Langevin is a sculptor at Factices Ateliers [7], his own commercial design firm in Paris. He calls InMoov “my contribution to the OpenSource 3D world.” Parts for download are offered under a Creative Commons [8] license.

+ InMoov [4]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/inmoov-3d-printable-humanoid-robot.jpg

[2] Gael Langevin: https://plus.google.com/109466702837468444192/posts

[3] 3D printer: http://inhabitat.com/tag/3d-printing/

[4] InMoov: http://inmoov.blogspot.com/

[5] making plans and digital files publicly available: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17773

[6] InMoov project web site: http://inmoov.blogspot.fr/

[7] Factices Ateliers: http://factices.free.fr/index.php

[8] Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/

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