Chip-E is intended to be 3D printed.
Make sure you have access to a 3D printer or 3D printing service before purchasing this kit.If you do not have access to a 3D printer please refer to our guide on the bottom of the page on how to acquire the 3D printed parts.*
Chip-E is RobotGeeks first 3D printable robot kit that you can build yourself! Powered by the RGS-13 servos and the RobotGeek Geekduino and Sensor Shield components Chip-E is a cute and lovable walking companion that you can print at home, with a friend or through a printing service. Open source design and programming allow you to expand its abilities and truly make your Chip-E unique. Included in the kit is our new universal IR game-pad enabling wireless control with many buttons for performing actions or changing settings.
Chip-Es 2×16 LCD display allows for animations, patterns and effects to be displayed at any time and a built in sound buzzer gives you audible feedback and has a growing library of sound effects and tones.
Having two legs means he can walk, dance or even shuffle his way around your works pace or play area. Because Chip-E is small and tough its ready to come along on an adventure and see the world. Show your friends some of Chip-Es moves or even have a dance off between two robots by taking advantage of the dual mode IR game-pad.
You have the option of adding multiple RobotGeek modules such as temperature sensors, light sensors, IR transmitters or LED lights. Programmed in Arduino you can customize the source code and enable functionality unique to your liking.
With each part you print you have control over the color scheme. Mixing and matching colors allows you to style your robot to make it your own. By downloading a free copy of Sketchup you have access to the original design so you can add / modify parts or even redesign the entire robot!
Hardware, brackets and cables for assembly
If you do not have access to a 3D printer, we recommend 2 different ways of acquiring the parts to complete the Chip-E build:
For professional high quality printed parts, we recommendShapeways, this is a slightly more expensive route to take but the print quality is definitely worth it! If youre looking for a flawless Chip-E this is undoubtedly the route you should take.
For a more economical solution, you may download the 3D files from ourThingiverseor ourGitHub Repositoryand head over to3dhubs. From here, you may select from a number of 3d printers in your area to work with. This will be a far less expensive option, however it will come at the cost of some print quality.
All 9 parts are required for the assembly*
Getting Started GuideChip-E Assembly Guide>
GitHub Repository- 3D Files and Code Examples
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Lithium Ion Battery 7.4v 2200mAh (2S2P) with PCM
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