sometimes you just want your Otto to stand out among all other robots made by the community, that is when creativity and imagine come to play and is very easy when we have broad tools to helps us to create a whole new world of characters and stories to create STEAM activities that promote the "Art and Design" as innovative skills to train the lateral thinking; now we will introduce our 4 favorite ways of customize your own robot:
My robotics class of 11-13 year olds finished their personalized Otto bots in time for the Great Dance Off at our local Comic Con-style event. They were a big hit! - byCaroline Hunter
1. Customizer Application in Thingiverse
do you want to make your #OttoDIY bigger or smaller more fat or skinnier, adapt to a different board or just simply have fun designing and customizing your own Otto? well is very easy! get a Thingiverse account, open the customizer APP and start to create your own remixes! #thingalert
the APP is very intuitive just need to tune the parameters as you need to "create your thing" that will generate automatically all STL files ready for 3d print
"you just modify the parameters on the left and preview the result of the 3d print partes on the right"
Arduino UNO Otto DIY 3D printed - by Esra Pınar Yusuf
2. Paper-craft skins and stickers
As mentioned in the previous post, you can easily create new characters based on the shape of ? Otto we find already many tools online that help you to just download cut and print these character and to make it more easy we created a white FREE template for #Ottobuilders who wants to draw, color, paint on top of the cube-craft and dress on Otto. And we already created some common cool characters and will continue adding more by request, so if you need the paper-craft for your favorite character just comment section at the end of this post
"you can also just start by using flat paper masks that fit in the ultrasound sensor and remain there without extra glue"
is quite interesting how a simple pair of glasses and masks can change the appearance and look of your robot by keeping that "Ottoness"
small bipeds are the biggest and broadest family among open source robots, in Otto DIY we like people that not only copy but change, 3D print, play, remix, make new mods or redesign and then share their robots
together as community we are collaborating worldwide to expand the reach and capabilities of open robots, making robotics more accessible to everyone and bridging the gender gap
Aren't you the "creator type of person"?
well that cannot be true we are all inventors in some sense, you just need to find inspiration and we have a community full of that!