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Mini Servo Mounts

by Anomalous Nov 11, 2009
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The mount 2 stl file isn't manifold. It appears to me missing a facet. This prevents it from being sliced (by Slic3r 0.7.0, and probably others too).

Thanks for letting me know that the file is broken. It did slice correctly in whatever program I was using 2.5 years ago (may have been Skeinforge?), but perhaps that was more tolerant of bad files than other slicers.

I don't have the software installed to try to fix this right now, but the original SketchUp file is available here if you want to try exporting that part yourself.

Nice work!
Doesn't the vise come loose after a while?

I'm not sure what vise you mean. All of the servos are screwed together.

That said, this is certainly not a thing made for long term use! The first part to fail here would be the electrical tape holding the base motor down. I didn't think about what I was going to attach the entire arm to when I designed and printed out the individual segments.

I plan to eventually create a much sturdier version of something similar to this. This particular layout was meant to resemble a single leg of a hexapod robot, but it certainly too weak to be used as such.