My Inmoov Bartender


Well after seeing Bob Houston's inMoov (hard act to follow by the way) on here a while back I knew I had to make one too. So here he is working as a bartender for us.... I want to also give credit to Luis Vazquez for his text to speech script I am using for jaw movement....

And just to be clear he is completely autonomous in this video... No remote control... Hope you guys like the video...


Awesome (however I have no sound as am at work right now). Can't wait to get home and watch it with sound.

Now you know when you said if ever I need anything 3D printed... Winky Seriously though, what is the rough cost for printing the inmoov? I want one, I've wanted one for while but still not convinced by the 3D printer market.



amazing video.


@Thanks Rich.... don't expect great sound it is a raw recording from a cell phone (and no video editing, because I don't know how ... LOL)....

The printer is the big cost...

1) Printer $?
2) Filament maybe $150 (maybe less) depends on where you buy it
3) Small Servos (MG946) 14 x $6 = $84
4) Large servos (Tower TS-80 or Hitec 805BB) I got 12 TS-80 for $23 + shipping =$300 Total (Hitecs cost more)
5) Misc nuts, screws, wiring and sensors = maybe $50

6) Of course the ezb4 and camera...

Total without printer roughly $600?

This doesn't include the custom base I made out of Vex and a couple of surplus robotic lawnmower drive wheels I found on eBay...


@Nomad thanks dude... Smile


That is really really cool...makes me want a 3D printer even more now.
Great job Richard. How long did it take to print?


Wow, I was expecting upwards of $1k. I know what I need to save for this year (after everything else that's using up all of my money).


@Rich.... Depends on how frugal you are at shopping for parts... I am not going to sing the praise of a 3d printer like Anthony would... I also agree with what DJ said about them... they can be a pain in the a**.... However, saying that my UP! Plus 2 can pretty much print the entire inMoov... It cost about $1500 CAD and has a 1 year warr (way longer than most printers)... It is so easy to use and set up and after printing every day for the last 3 months or so it has been flawless (with the exception of a blocked nozzle, which is easy to fix). It feels like a solid reliable machine....

Another guy on here is building an inMoov on a daVinci 1.0 printer he picked up off of eBay (I think) for less than $500.... He says it is printing great so far...

@rgordon Thanks man
Probably more than 600hrs involved? Sometimes you need to reprint a piece or two that didn't come out well or broke or whatever....


Wow Richard, this is great, and you built this so quickly!

I remember you saying in one of your messages about building one, when replying back to Bob Houston's inMoov, and that wasn't that long ago!

I'm interested in building one, and using the EZB, camera and some of the servo's which I've put into my Hexapod.

I don't have a 3D printer, and interested like Rich about the cost to get one printer out. Contemplating getting a 3D printer, but its trying to justify the cost?



@Chris... I hear you... It's a tough call.... After finishing my inMoov my printers (I have two now) are not being used as much... However, I do download stuff from Thingiverse to print... Yesterday I was printing a Wall-e head I found on there...

Eventually I will learn some 3d design software and start designing and making my own parts like Anthony does...

That being said.... I have absolutely no regrets buying a 3d printer... It's a great tool for robotics...