3D Printable Rover Project

The 3D printable rover project  was thought around the idea that you can assemble choosing among the blocks that fit in the same mounting points, so you can adapt the design to what ever fits your needs the better.

The best thing about 3D printing is that it makes building anything easy. You can design whatever configuration of parts that you can dream up and have them in your hand almost instantly. This allows for rapid prototyping and testing. This particular project is an example of that.

It is based on easy to get hardware (and just a few items as it is mostly 3D printed), and you can swap the parts, to suit your needs.

I thought it to be as symmetric as possible, allowing you to reuse many blocks in different mounting points, for example, the front and back shells have the same mounting points, allowing you to print the Shell – RPi Camera for the front, and the Shell – Blank for the back part. Unless you want a camera in the back too. You could also print the Shell – Switch for the back, to control the power source of your rover… Your imagination is the limit.

NOTE: Every file need to print any rover configuration can be downloaded from here.

NOTE: I am designing this in Sketchup, the files will also be in the project’s page at thingiverse.

Here is the list of articles related with this project

4 thoughts on “3D Printable Rover Project

    1. I’m glad to know you liked it!
      Please let me know how it works for you, and if you have any issues, please let me know too and I will happily help you as much as I can.
      I’d love to see some pics of your progress!


  1. This looks awesome, I’m printing it as a present for my daughter.
    But once I printed it all and out it together, what’s next, how do I control it…
    Are there any instructions for that part?

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