If you want make your nanosaur, it’s simple and you can make directly at home, you only need few tools and print some parts to buy.

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BoM

This table is your necessary needed to make nanosaur. Few parts, starting from the NVIDIA Jetson, the PI camera, motors and the motor control.

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1 NVIDIA Jetson Nano :us: $59-$99
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You can use
2Gb or 4Gb version
1 MicroSD card 64Gb :us: $9.99
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1 Wi-Fi Dongle 5Ghz :us: $13.90
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1 Power Bank :us: $29.99
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Size max:
64mm x 94mm x 24mm
(3in x 4in x 0.94in)
2 Pololu Micro Gearbox :us: $25.75
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Pololu 6V 150RPM
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aliexpress.com
1 Adafruit motor control :us: $29.10
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DC Motor + Stepper FeatherWing Add-on
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aliexpress.com
2 oled display :us: $5
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128x64px 0.06in I2C
Best price pack:
3 display
6 Ball bearings F686ZZ :us: $7.49
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alternative:
aliexpress.com
10 Magnets 4x2mm :us: $10.99
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alternative:
aliexpress.com
- Expansion board         Expansion board
- 3D parts         3D filaments
- Hex M2 Screw set :us: $10*
Amazon
      Screw set

Cameras

List of camera options available

Cover Bill of Material
Waveshare IMX219-160 Camera Waveshare IMX219-160 Camera
Raspberry Camera v2 Raspberry Camera v2
Stereolabs ZED mini Stereolabs ZED mini
Intel Realsense d435i Intel Realsense d435i

Optionals

These parts are not really needed to build your robot, but suggested if you want speed up the NVIDIA Jetson or assembly the robot.

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1 Noctua 4x4cm fan :us: $15
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1 M2 electric screwdriver :us: $5
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1 M2 allen key          
1 Gamepad Logitech F710 :us: $31
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6 Ball bearings - 1/4’ x 1/2’ Servocity       If you don’t have the F686ZZ ball bearings

3D filaments

If you want print nanosaur, you should buy these spool. I suggest the Ninjatek TPU if you use a bowden 3D printer. Otherwise you can use other type of TPU.

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1 PLA 1.75mm Eryone green :us: $15
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  Other PLA/PLA+ are compatible
1 PLA 1.75mm Eryone black :us: $15
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  Other PLA/PLA+ are compatible
1 TPU 1.75mm NinjaTek black :us: $40
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  TPU Sainsmart works, but it is more hard

For more details follow 3D print page to setup and print all 3D printed parts.

Expansion board

First step, you need the nanosaur-expansion-board PCB

Nanosaur Expansion board PCB top
Nanosaur Expansion board PCB top

To obtain one and support this project follow these steps:

  • Register to PCBWay using my refferer link
  • Upon you registered, go to the nanosaur PCB from PCBWay
  • Click on “Add to Cart” button on the right
  • A pop-up will show up: all default settings are good. You must only select how many PCBs you want: the minimum quantity, by default, is 5. The first order of 5 PCBs is free on PCBWay: you must pay only the shipping costs

The BoM below is to assembly the nanosaur-expansion-board:

Ref Qt Value Component Note
J1 1 jetson_nano PinHeader 2x20 - P2.54mm aliexpress.com
J2 1 Screw_Terminal_01x02 Terminal block 1x02 - 2.54mm aliexpress.com
J3 J4 2 Conn_i2c_oled cable 1x4 length 300mm Read Table connectors
J5 1 Conn_motors cable 1x6 length 210mm Read Table connectors
J6 1 Conn_buttons cable 1x3 length 300mm Read Table connectors
J7 1 Conn_01x04 Pin Header 1x3 (optional*)
R1 R2 2 1k Resistor THT 1/4W (optional*) aliexpress.com
SW1 1 SW_SPDT Slide switch P4.7mm aliexpress.com

To assembly the nanosaur expansion board follow expansion-board documentation.

Table connectors

In this table you can assembly all nanosaur connectors for expansion-board.

Quantity Part Note
1 USB 2.0 connector Plug A, Type Male 4 pin aliexpress.com
1 5m Flat ribbon cable 20P Rainbow IDC wire 1.27mm Only 30cm
aliexpress.com
1 2Pin 2.54mm female Dupont connector aliexpress.com
1 3Pin 2.54mm female Dupont connector aliexpress.com
2 4Pin 2.54mm female Dupont connector aliexpress.com
15 2.54mm Dupont jumper wire cable aliexpress.com

Screw set

nanosaur use a short set of M2 screw, you can buy a set

Quantity Part Note
6 M2 nuts  
6 Hex M2 20mm  
2 Hex M2 6mm  
20 Hex M2 4mm  

If you are building nanosaur without magnets, you need other 3 extra screws

Quantity Part Note
1 Hex M2 14mm  
4 Hex M2 6mm