12 Jul '13, 10pm

3D printed parts creating a new wave of remote control toys #3DPrinting

3D printed parts creating a new wave of remote control toys #3DPrinting

The Spiderbot's structure is made mostly from 3D printed parts, which will come included in the kit. Furthermore, 26 servo motors lay hidden inside which make all the lifelike movements possible. Users can choose to control the bot through an optional Robugtix controller or through their own custom made designs. Communicating with the bot is done through serial communication using xBees, so any method of communication through Tx/Rx pins will work. The Spiderbot is going for $1,350.00, which is a good chunk of change for the average hacker. However, their product is the result of years of research and development. They are available now for pre-order online and are expected to ship at the end of September this year.

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