Building robot hardware
Modern robot prototypes are made from metal and plastic. For metalic parts
we recommend aluminium, because it is a light and easy to work with. For plastic
3D printed parts from PLA and laser cut parts from plexiglass or other similar plastic
sheets can be used.
How to design a 3D object
First you need to acquire a CAD software to design the 3D object of your dreams. Before designing think about
the printed material and consider that your design will lay on a flat surface.
Proceed to choose a CAD software
How to convert a CAD file to a gcode
Then you need to convert your CAD file to a gcode with a slicer software. This gcode is then
uploaded to your printer. The uploading method depends on the
type of the printer (wireless, SD card, USB cable etc.)
Proceed to select a slicer software for your printer