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3D printing

Chitoku YATO edited this page Apr 22, 2019 · 16 revisions

This page has useful information related to printing the JetBot chassis using a 3D printer. There are two methods for printing JetBot

  • Print by yourself
  • Use a printing service

Method 1 - Print by yourself

If you have a 3D printer, we recommend printing the JetBot components yourself!

Print facts

Below are some facts related to printing a single JetBot.

  • Print time: 10-12 hours
  • Material used: < 100 grams
  • Material cost: ~ $2

Tested Printers

We've tested that the following printers are able to print JetBot successfully.

Model Cost URL
Monoprice Voxel $320 Amazon
Ultimaker 2+ $2500 Amazon

Tested Filaments

Based on our experience, we recommend using PLA filament when printing JetBot. Below is a collection of filaments that we have tested with the Monoprice Voxel 3D printer.

Brand Thickness Material Color URL Notes
AmazonBasics 1.75mm PLA Silver Amazon Smooth, dark metallic finish
AmazonBasics 1.75mm PLA Neon Green Amazon Smooth, pale finish
AmazonBasics 1.75mm PLA Yellow Amazon Bold yellow, slightly translucent
AmazonBasics 1.75mm PLA Purple Amazon Smooth, pale finish

Printing and slicing configuration

  • STL unit: mm

  • Print orientation

  • Slice configuration (Cura)

Method 2 - Use a printing service

If you don't have a 3D printer on hand, and are not interested in purchasing one, there are external services that can print the chassis for you. Below are some quotes from popular 3D printing services

Please note, we have not tested these services yet ourselves, so please proceed with caution. If you find a print service that worked well for you, we'd love to hear! Please let us know by creating an issue on GitHub or mentioning it in the chat channel

Service Quote
3DHubs $36.66
Jinxbot $91.42
Sculpteo ~$100

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