3d Printing

These articles are for Marty the Robot version 1

If you've received your Marty after 2020 it's likely you have a version 2!

3D Printing a Marty

There’s a 3D Printable version of Marty for those lucky enough to have access to a 3D Printer.

3D Printing Marty is no small task, even on a fast printer it’s over a day’s worth of printing, but for those that are looking to make modifications to the hardware, change up the colour scheme, give Marty funky Disco eyes or even use bits of Marty for other projects, 3D Printing is the way to go.

The 3D Printable parts are slightly different from the injection moulded ones - this is because what works well in a printer won’t neccessarily work well in a mould, and vice-versa. Because of this, there are separate & different instructions for building a 3D Printed Marty, which you’ll find linked below

Remember you'll need the electronics as well as the plastics! Because you’re building your own Marty from scratch, you don’t have to use our hardware (i.e. Rick) or motors (Most micro-servos will work, we recommend Towerpro MG92Bs and MG90Ds). While we recommend that you do use our stuff, mostly because having a Rick will give you full functionality and compatibility with our APIs, the choice is open to you to use an Arduino or RaspberryPi, alongside a motor controller and some source of power. Indeed, the early prototypes we have use this real nifty I2C board from Adafruit, with some Hobby BECs, a RaspberryPi and a LiPo. See the printing instructions for full part recommendations.

Good luck and have fun!

3D Printing Resources

Type Instructions Download
v0.1 v0.1 Instructions v0.1 Parts
v1.0 v1.0 Instructions v1.0 Parts
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