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Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Jeakweon Han has left his job as Principal Engineer at the South Korean Robotics Company Robotis!

In news that has shocked both the robotics world and South Korea. Dr. Jeakweon Han has resigned his position at Robotis a South Korea Robotics Company. He has held the job as Principal Engineer on and off for almost 10 years. 

Robotis is one of the leading robot companies in the world and it's Dynamixel Servos set the standards for all other robot companies. Dr. Han is the one of the leading humanoid robot designers in the world. A few of the projects he has worked on are the DARwIn-OP, Bioloid Premium kit and THOR-MANG which just competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge last month. 

It will be interest to watch and see what the fallout from this event will have on both Dr. Han and Robotis. We will just have to wait and see.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

3D Printing a DARwIn-OP in Aluminum by Shapeways.

I have been trying out Shapeway's aluminum 3d pilot program. Below is the first part that I printed out. This is part number 13 of the DARwIn-OP brackets or the hip / ankle bracket. As you can see this is an awesome print.

Link to Shapeway's aluminum 3d pilot program.

I have priced out the DARwIn-OP and it will cost 3000.00 to print out the whole robot. Not too bad and the price should drop overtime.

If anyone wants a 3D printed version of the DARwIn-OP I can build you one for 9,500.00 USD plus shipping.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

XYZprinting's da Vinci 1.0 Junior

I was pleasantly surprised by this printer! It looks like a good designed and well manufactured 3D printer. Plus it is only 349.99 USD!