Hex-a-pod Heaven!

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wkinne's picture

Scout Camp

These are 16 of the 18 Hex-a-pods the Scouts built last week. It was a great time had by all, InMoov was also a show stopper! I have about 500 hours in R&D then 1000 hours printing them. I printed 25 total so far as each leader also made one.

More photos herehttps://github.com/ari86m/Kinne-Hexapod-Software/issues/3


beetlejuice's picture

What a job ! Your printer

What a job !

Your printer must be tired lol. Congrat !

wkinne's picture

See I was there!

beetlejuice's picture

Great video !! I would like

Great video !!

I would like to make one for my daugters , can you share your files please ?

How many time does it take to print one hexapod ?


wkinne's picture

Files are on Thingiverse!

Yes, I have uploaded the .stl's to Thingiverse!

It takes about 120 hours to print one, maybe much less now that I am printing some parts at a lower iner support.




Links to our software are there too, feel free to improve and share;-P



beetlejuice's picture

Thx wkinne Unfortunatelly,

Thx wkinne

Unfortunatelly, one berring was missing in my 3D printer kit . I must wait a couple of week to receive it

I saw in the video that the printer i bought is the same as your's !

Thx again for the files

wkinne's picture

Printer upgrades!

If you purchased the Prusa I3 like mine, you may want to make a few small improvements to save you some headackes. 

1) My printer came with a 20 amp power supply, this was not up to the job, I replaced it with a 30 amp.

Problems it caused - parts were not smoth, very liney, like and old vynal record.


2) The tension spring in the extruder weakened from the heat in about two months, so I drilled a hole so a long screw went right through it and I use the screw for tention now.

Problems it caused - parts looked foamy, air bubbles visable all over them. Very light parts with very little strenth.


3) The controller included with them lasted less than two months, I replaced one with a RAMBo card and on the seond printer I replaced it with a Arduino Mega and a Ramp 1.4. Both seem to work well, the mega and ramp are the ceaper option and really do seem to work just as well as the RAMBo.


Good Luck!!


beetlejuice's picture

Thank you for the advices

Thank you for the advices Wkinne

This is the printer i bought : http://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Black-Factory-High-Quality-Precision-Repra...