If you are here you want 3D print NanoSaur, it’s simple, but long.

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I use Cura slicer, but all other slicer works fine. Following this guideline the total time to print NanoSaur will be:

Parts Time
Base rear 5h
Base front 1h and 30min
Wheels and sprockets 2h
Sliders 2h
Cover 1h and 45min
Flap and power bank holder 1h and 45min
Track 2x 1h and 30min
Total 17h

:floppy_disk: Download you can obtain all Nanosaur parts only downloading this zip file nanosaur_stl.zip

:bulb: Hint On nanosaur_stl.zip you can find a folder 025in for ball bearings with size ID 1/4in x OD 1/2in

Print PLA parts

You can split all parts following this guideline and setup the printer using this profile:

  • Layer height: 0.2mm
  • Print speed: 50mm/s
  • Infill: 15%

Base rear

To print this parts you need a PLA green. The average time will be: 5h

Quantity Part 3D view
1 base_rear.stl

I suggest orienting the STL following this picture and setup with:

  • Supports: Disable
base_rear.stl slicer
base_rear.stl slicer

Base front

To print this parts you need a PLA green. The average time will be: 1h and 30min.

Quantity Part 3D view
1 base_front.stl

I suggest orienting the STL following this picture and setup with:

  • Supports: Enable
  • Support structure: Tree
base_front.stl orientation base_front.stl slicer support type tree
base_front.stl slicer

Wheels and sprockets

:bulb: Hint On nanosaur_stl.zip you can find a folder 025in for ball bearings with size ID 1/4in x OD 1/2in

To print this parts you need a PLA green/black. The average time will be: 2h.

Quantity Part 3D view
2 sprocket.stl
2 wheel.stl

I suggest orienting the STL following this picture and setup with:

  • Supports: Disable
wheels and sprockets slicer
wheels and sprockets slicer

Sliders

To print this parts you need a PLA green. The average time will be: 2h.

Quantity Part 3D view
2 slider.stl

I suggest orienting the STL following this picture and setup with:

  • Supports: Disable
  • Displacement:
    • Left: x=0 y=15
    • Right: x=0 y=-15
sliders slicer
sliders slicer

Cover

To print this parts you need a PLA green. The average time will be: 1h and 45min.

Quantity Part 3D view
1 cover.stl

I suggest orienting the STL following this picture and setup with:

  • Supports: Disable
cover.stl slicer
cover.stl slicer

Flap and Power bank holder

To print this parts you need a PLA green. The average time will be: 1h and 45min.

Quantity Part 3D view
1 flap_top.stl
1 flap_bottom.stl
1 pb_holder.stl

I suggest orienting the STL following this picture and setup with:

  • Supports: Enable
  • Support structure: Tree
  • Displacement:
    • flap_bottom.stl: x=20 y=0
    • flat_top.stl: x=-20 y=0
    • pb_holder.stl: x=-55 y=0
Flap and power bank holder orientation Flap and power bank holder slicer support type tree
flap and pb_holder slicer

Print tracks

The NanoSaur tracks are the hardest to print. You need a good 3D printer, better if your printer is direct drive. Otherwise I suggest to use a Ninjatek TPU, sufficient elastic to make these tracks.

The average time will be: 1h and 30min for each track

Quantity Part 3D view
2 track_print.stl

I suggest orienting the STL following this picture and setup with:

  • Layer height: 0.2mm
  • Print speed: 30mm/s
  • Infill: 10%
  • Supports: Disable
  • retraction: Disable
track_print.stl slicer
track_print.stl slicer

LICENSE

The Nanosaur design is under license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.