This Guy Turned A 3D Printer Into An Airhockey Playing Robot

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airhockey playing 3d printer robot
When hacker Jose Julio thought about what you could do with 3D printer parts, besides 3D printing. He came up with the idea to make an airhockey playing robot.

Based on the idea of use standard RepRap 3D printer parts : NEMA17 stepper motors, drivers, Arduino Mega, RAMPS, belts , bearings, rods, printed pieces … I started to develop the project. The main advantage of use these parts is that they are cheap and easily available.


What is the current robot skill? Well, now the robot could easily beat a child. An adult with some experience (myself, lol) can still win the robot, but I am sure that with some more small improvements it is going to be really hard to beat …



Johny (John-Erik) Krahbichler is the CEO and main author of Gadgetzz, since 2009. While Mr. Krahbichler's expertise is in consumer electronics, his true passion is science´, and educating the world about the universe we inhabit. Check out the non-profit Scientific Literacy Matters Currently Johny is using his experience from covering trade shows such as the CES, to work with trade show exhibition marketing.


  • deshumidificador04. Oct, 2016

    Hello, everything is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s truly good,
    keep up writing.

  • alejandro09. Aug, 2016

    interesting use of a 3d printer. Super creative haha we need more of those in canada.


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