N-DOF: The Modular Robotic Arm #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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N DOF The Modular Robotic Arm by Keeeal Thingiverse

You can 3D print all the gears and bits of this arm. Shared by Keeeal on Thingiverse:


  • Modular: Ideal for flexible use and re-use. Try different arm designs without having to re-print parts. Disassemble and reassemble with ease.
  • Limitless: Print the same part multiple times and chain them together. N-DOF = “N Degrees Of Freedom”.
  • Extensible: Have a motor or actuator you want to use in your own robot? Design a joint with GoPro mounts separated by 30 mm… Now it is N-DOF compatible!
  • Compatible: There are a huge number of mounts for various objects that are already compatible with N-DOF. Search for “Modular Mounting System” or “GoPro”.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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