Category 3D-printing

Tutorial: overmold your 3D-printed parts with soft urethane rubber

Here is how I made rubberized rollers for my omniwheel home robot. I’ve tried three or more overmolding techniques and concluded that applying urethane rubber overmolding to omni-wheel rollers has...

3D-printable omni-wheel

This is a 12-roller robot 3D-printed DIY omni-wheel - a part of Kiddo companion robot. This open-source design incudes 3MF, STL, STEP and SolidWorks files.

How to scrape 3D-printed plastic off the build surface properly

If you are reading this post, chances are you have some trouble scraping plastic - of even removing entire 3D-printed parts - off the build surface.

Keep 3D printing filament dry properly with molecular sieve desiccant

Once you have made your airtight filament spool container - as described in this post - let’s take care of two more things:

How to dry your 3D printing filament properly

If you 3D-print PLA only, I don’t think you need a dryer. But if you print just about anything else - PETG, ABS, ASA, Nylon, TPU, polycarbonate and so on...

Keep 3D printing filament dry properly – make an airtight spool container

If you print only PLA filament, I don’t think you need any of this “nonsense”. Otherwise, if you print just about everything else including PETG, ABS, ASA, Nylon, TPU, polycarbonate...

Voron 2.4 webcam mount for common webcams

I use this mount for my Voron 2.4. This mount fits many common webcams - specifically, those webcams that have a horizontal tube-like hole in the back.

Voron 2.4 'Crash-Free' Nozzle Brush

When searching for a Voron 2.4 nozzle brush mod I noticed that the available mods stick up from the bed high enough to interfere with the extruder’s movement - when...

Get a serial number for your Voron 3D printer

Now that you have assembled your Voron printer, did you know that you can get a serial number from Voron Design for your 3D printer? I’ve gotten mine: V2.5212.

Voron 2.4 top-hat mod

Voron 2.4 print volume height comes up short of the advertised 350mm (or 300mm, 250mm) - quite a bit - especially when using the StealthBurner extruder and/or PTFE filament tubing....

Category Tutorial

Tutorial: overmold your 3D-printed parts with soft urethane rubber

Here is how I made rubberized rollers for my omniwheel home robot. I’ve tried three or more overmolding techniques and concluded that applying urethane rubber overmolding to omni-wheel rollers has...

3D-printable omni-wheel

This is a 12-roller robot 3D-printed DIY omni-wheel - a part of Kiddo companion robot. This open-source design incudes 3MF, STL, STEP and SolidWorks files.

How to scrape 3D-printed plastic off the build surface properly

If you are reading this post, chances are you have some trouble scraping plastic - of even removing entire 3D-printed parts - off the build surface.

Keep 3D printing filament dry properly with molecular sieve desiccant

Once you have made your airtight filament spool container - as described in this post - let’s take care of two more things:

How to dry your 3D printing filament properly

If you 3D-print PLA only, I don’t think you need a dryer. But if you print just about anything else - PETG, ABS, ASA, Nylon, TPU, polycarbonate and so on...

Keep 3D printing filament dry properly – make an airtight spool container

If you print only PLA filament, I don’t think you need any of this “nonsense”. Otherwise, if you print just about everything else including PETG, ABS, ASA, Nylon, TPU, polycarbonate...

Voron 2.4 webcam mount for common webcams

I use this mount for my Voron 2.4. This mount fits many common webcams - specifically, those webcams that have a horizontal tube-like hole in the back.

Voron 2.4 'Crash-Free' Nozzle Brush

When searching for a Voron 2.4 nozzle brush mod I noticed that the available mods stick up from the bed high enough to interfere with the extruder’s movement - when...

Get a serial number for your Voron 3D printer

Now that you have assembled your Voron printer, did you know that you can get a serial number from Voron Design for your 3D printer? I’ve gotten mine: V2.5212.

Voron 2.4 top-hat mod

Voron 2.4 print volume height comes up short of the advertised 350mm (or 300mm, 250mm) - quite a bit - especially when using the StealthBurner extruder and/or PTFE filament tubing....

Category Voron24

Voron 2.4 webcam mount for common webcams

I use this mount for my Voron 2.4. This mount fits many common webcams - specifically, those webcams that have a horizontal tube-like hole in the back.

Voron 2.4 'Crash-Free' Nozzle Brush

When searching for a Voron 2.4 nozzle brush mod I noticed that the available mods stick up from the bed high enough to interfere with the extruder’s movement - when...

Get a serial number for your Voron 3D printer

Now that you have assembled your Voron printer, did you know that you can get a serial number from Voron Design for your 3D printer? I’ve gotten mine: V2.5212.

Voron 2.4 top-hat mod

Voron 2.4 print volume height comes up short of the advertised 350mm (or 300mm, 250mm) - quite a bit - especially when using the StealthBurner extruder and/or PTFE filament tubing....

Category Mods

Keep 3D printing filament dry properly – make an airtight spool container

If you print only PLA filament, I don’t think you need any of this “nonsense”. Otherwise, if you print just about everything else including PETG, ABS, ASA, Nylon, TPU, polycarbonate...

Voron 2.4 webcam mount for common webcams

I use this mount for my Voron 2.4. This mount fits many common webcams - specifically, those webcams that have a horizontal tube-like hole in the back.

Voron 2.4 'Crash-Free' Nozzle Brush

When searching for a Voron 2.4 nozzle brush mod I noticed that the available mods stick up from the bed high enough to interfere with the extruder’s movement - when...

Voron 2.4 top-hat mod

Voron 2.4 print volume height comes up short of the advertised 350mm (or 300mm, 250mm) - quite a bit - especially when using the StealthBurner extruder and/or PTFE filament tubing....

Category Kiddo-companion-robot

Meet Kiddo companion omni-wheeled robot!

Meet Kiddo - an open-source DIY 3D-printable home companion robot!

Category omniwheels

Meet Kiddo companion omni-wheeled robot!

Meet Kiddo - an open-source DIY 3D-printable home companion robot!

Category Robot-models

Snoopy BoM Cost Breakdown

Snoopy’s hardware BoM (bill of materials) adds up to around $200. Here is the minimum BoM breakdown!

Meet Snoopy the pet robot!

Meet Snoopy, an open-source pet robot! Snoopy is a 300mm, round-base, mid-size DIY 3D-printable indoor pet robot compatible with Kaia.ai software platform.

Meet Kiddo companion omni-wheeled robot!

Meet Kiddo - an open-source DIY 3D-printable home companion robot!

Category Snoopy-pet-robot

Tutorial: pet robot gets a sense of touch!

Loki (200mm), Fido (250mm), and Snoopy (300mm) are getting a sense of touch - for petting!

Snoopy BoM Cost Breakdown

Snoopy’s hardware BoM (bill of materials) adds up to around $200. Here is the minimum BoM breakdown!

Meet Snoopy the pet robot!

Meet Snoopy, an open-source pet robot! Snoopy is a 300mm, round-base, mid-size DIY 3D-printable indoor pet robot compatible with Kaia.ai software platform.

Category 300mm

Snoopy BoM Cost Breakdown

Snoopy’s hardware BoM (bill of materials) adds up to around $200. Here is the minimum BoM breakdown!

Category Electronics

Snoopy BoM Cost Breakdown

Snoopy’s hardware BoM (bill of materials) adds up to around $200. Here is the minimum BoM breakdown!

Category ESP32

Robot Assembly Bill of Materials

Let’s take a look at: the list of parts required for the robot assembly the part costs as of 02/2024 where to get these parts

Snoopy BoM Cost Breakdown

Snoopy’s hardware BoM (bill of materials) adds up to around $200. Here is the minimum BoM breakdown!

Category Software

The Network Architecture

Here is the current network connections architecture for Kaia.ai platform.

Category Simulation

Snoopy plays ball, hides, self-drives in VR sim

Watch Snoopy-the-pet-robot self-drive around a simulated living room, hide under the table (as in hide-and-seek), play ball and “prompt” humans to play. I sped up the videos 4x.

Category ROS2

YDLIDAR X3 PRO LDS sensor is now supported

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with YDLIDAR X3 PRO laser distance scan sensors.

Snoopy maps, navigates in real-time - tutorial included

Watch Snoopy the pet robot map the house and navigate around the house using the newly-created map. This is a fraction of what your robot will be able to do....

Snoopy plays ball, hides, self-drives in VR sim

Watch Snoopy-the-pet-robot self-drive around a simulated living room, hide under the table (as in hide-and-seek), play ball and “prompt” humans to play. I sped up the videos 4x.

Category Gazebo

Snoopy plays ball, hides, self-drives in VR sim

Watch Snoopy-the-pet-robot self-drive around a simulated living room, hide under the table (as in hide-and-seek), play ball and “prompt” humans to play. I sped up the videos 4x.

Category Snoopy

Robot Assembly Bill of Materials

Let’s take a look at: the list of parts required for the robot assembly the part costs as of 02/2024 where to get these parts

Snoopy maps, navigates in real-time - tutorial included

Watch Snoopy the pet robot map the house and navigate around the house using the newly-created map. This is a fraction of what your robot will be able to do....

Snoopy plays ball, hides, self-drives in VR sim

Watch Snoopy-the-pet-robot self-drive around a simulated living room, hide under the table (as in hide-and-seek), play ball and “prompt” humans to play. I sped up the videos 4x.

Category Showcase

Snoopy maps, navigates in real-time - tutorial included

Watch Snoopy the pet robot map the house and navigate around the house using the newly-created map. This is a fraction of what your robot will be able to do....

Snoopy plays ball, hides, self-drives in VR sim

Watch Snoopy-the-pet-robot self-drive around a simulated living room, hide under the table (as in hide-and-seek), play ball and “prompt” humans to play. I sped up the videos 4x.

Category Loki-pet-robot

Tutorial: pet robot gets a sense of touch!

Loki (200mm), Fido (250mm), and Snoopy (300mm) are getting a sense of touch - for petting!

Loki 200mm, Fido pet robot build, bring-up instructions

Here is Loki, a 200mm pet robot. Loki’s dimensions is small enough to fit the widely used 210x250mm and 220x220mm 3D print volumes, so you don’t have to invest in...

Category 200mm

Loki 200mm, Fido pet robot build, bring-up instructions

Here is Loki, a 200mm pet robot. Loki’s dimensions is small enough to fit the widely used 210x250mm and 220x220mm 3D print volumes, so you don’t have to invest in...

Category Fido-pet-robot

Tutorial: pet robot gets a sense of touch!

Loki (200mm), Fido (250mm), and Snoopy (300mm) are getting a sense of touch - for petting!

Loki 200mm, Fido pet robot build, bring-up instructions

Here is Loki, a 200mm pet robot. Loki’s dimensions is small enough to fit the widely used 210x250mm and 220x220mm 3D print volumes, so you don’t have to invest in...

Category 250mm

Loki 200mm, Fido pet robot build, bring-up instructions

Here is Loki, a 200mm pet robot. Loki’s dimensions is small enough to fit the widely used 210x250mm and 220x220mm 3D print volumes, so you don’t have to invest in...

Category Overmold

Tutorial: overmold your 3D-printed parts with soft urethane rubber

Here is how I made rubberized rollers for my omniwheel home robot. I’ve tried three or more overmolding techniques and concluded that applying urethane rubber overmolding to omni-wheel rollers has...

Category Mapping

Snoopy maps, navigates in real-time - tutorial included

Watch Snoopy the pet robot map the house and navigate around the house using the newly-created map. This is a fraction of what your robot will be able to do....

Snoopy maps, navigates in real-time - tutorial included

Watch Snoopy the pet robot map the house and navigate around the house using the newly-created map. This is a fraction of what your robot will be able to do....

Category LiDAR

Robot Assembly Bill of Materials

Let’s take a look at: the list of parts required for the robot assembly the part costs as of 02/2024 where to get these parts

YDLIDAR X3 PRO LDS sensor is now supported

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with YDLIDAR X3 PRO laser distance scan sensors.

$15 LiDAR sensor is now supported!

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with Xiaomi 1st gen LDS02RR laser distance scan sensors.

Category LDS

Robot Assembly Bill of Materials

Let’s take a look at: the list of parts required for the robot assembly the part costs as of 02/2024 where to get these parts

YDLIDAR X3 PRO LDS sensor is now supported

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with YDLIDAR X3 PRO laser distance scan sensors.

$15 LiDAR sensor is now supported!

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with Xiaomi 1st gen LDS02RR laser distance scan sensors.

Category LDS02RR

$15 LiDAR sensor is now supported!

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with Xiaomi 1st gen LDS02RR laser distance scan sensors.

Category ROS

YDLIDAR X3 PRO LDS sensor is now supported

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with YDLIDAR X3 PRO laser distance scan sensors.

$15 LiDAR sensor is now supported!

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with Xiaomi 1st gen LDS02RR laser distance scan sensors.

Category Arduino

YDLIDAR X3 PRO LDS sensor is now supported

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with YDLIDAR X3 PRO laser distance scan sensors.

$15 LiDAR sensor is now supported!

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with Xiaomi 1st gen LDS02RR laser distance scan sensors.

Category YDLIDAR

YDLIDAR X3 PRO LDS sensor is now supported

A brief development update - Maker’s Pet robots now work with YDLIDAR X3 PRO laser distance scan sensors.

Category Loki

Robot Assembly Bill of Materials

Let’s take a look at: the list of parts required for the robot assembly the part costs as of 02/2024 where to get these parts

Category Fido

Robot Assembly Bill of Materials

Let’s take a look at: the list of parts required for the robot assembly the part costs as of 02/2024 where to get these parts

Category Motors

Robot Assembly Bill of Materials

Let’s take a look at: the list of parts required for the robot assembly the part costs as of 02/2024 where to get these parts