A_FAB: Mobile 3D Printing Robot as a Factory Operative

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Tue, Jun 4th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

The A_FAB is a brilliantly creepy little robot designed to work collaboratively with other versions of itself in order to "better suit the needs of the current manufacturing operation" of the factories they inhabit. They also make cute little plastic turds.

The robot is comprised of 9 standard servo motors, and 7 Firgelli linear actuators (one is used to drive the plunger in the resevoir (syringe) to deposit material). The robot's locomotion is controlled by the animation of 12 motors using a servo controller. These motor sequences are called by and arduino which is getting live data from Firefly and Grasshopper. The toolpaths of the delta bot end effector are also generated directly from grasshopper based on user-defined geometry.

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