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Flippy the “Robot” #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Shared by make-a-roni on Thingiverse:

This is a walking “robot” based on a fantastic design that I believe should be credited to Saurav Chakraborty. Search for “Brainergiser” in YouTube to see his other amazing creations!

My version works on the sample principle. I love how this toy moves … it’s a seemingly unstoppable machine. I asked some elementary students what it should be called and one little girl suggested “Flippy” because it will flip upside-down sometimes when trying to walk over uneven surfaces. What’s great is that it just keeps on going upside-down, and will sometimes right itself after encountering another object in its way.

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