MobBob is a Charming 3D-Printed Robot with its Own Set of Legs

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 30, 2015
References: thingiverse & 3dprint
3D printing and robotics come together beautifully, as seen in this 3D-printed robot named MobBob by Australian video game developer Kevin Chan.

The animated bot has a big smartphone screen for a face and legs that let it rove around. Since the smartphone makes up most of MobBob's components, this is a clever way to cut down on costs. In terms of controls, MobBob is controlled by 4 servos and an Arduino controller with Bluetooth technology built-in. After creating MobBob, Chan's open-source design has been shared online at Thingverse, so that anyone can recreate the bot on their own. Although most of the robot can be 3D-Printed, it's most of the electrical components that need to be acquired in order for the device to function properly.