DIY SelfieBot
Create your own fully 3D printed practical mobile driven robot!
Robot for beginners, intermediate and high education.
Affordable – 95$ only
Programmable – Arduino based.
Compatible with other – Can be used in a combination with other robots
Easy to operate– Remote control, Follow me (tracking function), demo mode.

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Endurance robots teaches and explains how to make a nice, practical and fully 3D printed robot for education in classrooms to teach Computer Science, Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (CS-STEM). We want to inspire more and more high school and college students to do DIY robotics things that is why we share our knowledge and experience.

To operate a DIY SelfieBot you will need:

  1. Constant current source (12V)
  2. A smartphone/tablet with Android version 4.2.2 and higher, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi modules or 3G / 4G.
  3. Stable high bandwidth Internet connection (WiFi, 3G, 4G).

SelfieBot characteristic data:

  1. Angles of horizontal rotation from -90 to 135 degrees.
  2. Angles of vertical rotation from -30 to 90 degrees (the threshold values depend on the holder construction and the smartphone/ tablet size).
  3. The «demo» mode operation time (with continuous rotation and the payload weight of 150 g) is 5h.
  4. Allowed dimensions of the smartphone/tablet are 5 — 10 inches; recommended — 7 inches.
  5. The device body is fully 3D printed and can be made out of ABS or PLA
  6. Rotation commands transfer via Bluetooth.

SelfieBot modes of operation are selected in the Android app:

  1. CONNECT OVER INTERNET / CONNECT OVER BLUETOOTH. Remote rotation control via Internet.
  2. FACE TRACKING BOT. Centering of the person’s face who is in sight of the smartphone/tablet front camera.
  3. DEMO. Continuous rotation up to the threshold values of the rotation angles.

Operation, transportation, storage:

  1. The device is intended for use indoors and outdoors under a cover at temperatures of 0 — 55 C.
  2. Careful transportation due to the plastic parts.
  3. Storage is possible at the temperatures of -20 to +70 C.

Deployment Instruction

  1. Connect your SelfieBot power connector to the DC power supply.
  2. Mount the smartphone / tablet holder on the SB until it clicks.
  3. Secure a smartphone / tablet in the holder until it clicks.
  4. Press the SB power button on the front part of the device body.

Enabling / activation of the operation mode.

  1. Activate the Bluetooth (required) and the Internet connection (optional) on your smartphone / tablet (depending on the preferred mode of operation);
  2. Activate the Droid app on your smartphone / tablet;
  3. Push «Connect over Bluetooth» in the Android app. When connecting for the first time, the Bluetooth PIN is requested. Enter 1234;
  4. When «Holder is connected» message will appear in the top left corner run a selected messenger (Skype, Viber, WhatsApp) on the smartphone / tablet.
  5. When connecting a remote Android device to the SelfieBot, run on your Android device the Droid app and press the button «Connect over Internet»; four translucent arrow buttons to control robot rotation will appear on the touch screen. For video connection start a selected messenger on your Android device and make a video call to the account running on the SelfieBot smartphone / tablet;
  6. If you intend to control the SB using a Windows device, it is enough to go to http://mikeravx.gear.host/SelfieBotWeb/, enter the device ID (987654321) and click «Connect «; then you can control the robot rotation with the buttons below.
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