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Asked a question 9 months ago

What 3D files do we print for Otto kit sold at MicroCenter? (Inland) The Nano shield does not fit in the "NANOPCB" head. Can not find any info on it.

Camilo Parra Palacio Otto Creator
Hi John Martin
Microcenter? do you have a link or pictures?
Daniel Thorlacius
It looks to be the same as the KeyeStudio kit. Microcenter is a complete electrics hobby store in the states. The coolest store for a maker if you are lucky enough to live near one. I can see which parts should work for you when I return home.
Camilo Parra Palacio Otto Creator
Daniel Thorlacius the store looks good, it is just a pity that they distribute a knock of old version of Otto robot instead of original kits provided by Otto DIY. We are happy to see companies like Keyes and Inland inspired by our products, the problem is when they create bad reputation of our quality, it is annoying.

One of the main issues is what you are experiencing now, incompatibility of pieces and therefore the ottodiy.com documentation doesn't make sense for this copycat kit.

You will have to solder the switch.

Those batteries are not going to work.

Screws won't fit

You can still try to hack your way around, and we will help you.
John Martin
Daniel Thorlacius
I agree, it would be nice if they sold your official kits there too! Their Inland brand is generally some product they buy and put their name on it. Like the KeyeStudio Otto kit. I'm not positive but I can't see them not wanting to stock Official Otto products as well! Well I guess I can hope anyway!
John Martin
Camilo Parra Palacio Thank you. Because the MicroCenter distribution appears to be the same components as the KeyeStudio distro, Keyestudio has a link to your Thingiverse upload from 2016: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1568652 and I think this will work!
Camilo Parra Palacio Otto Creator
Daniel Thorlacius John Martin here you can find our authorized distributor by the same price
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/18557 it appears out of stock but they have

or you can get with 3d printed parts included https://www.sparkfun.com/products/18558
John Martin
Camilo Parra Palacio thank you so much. We figured as much. Luckily just got a 3D printer, so don't mind putting it to work for us. It looks like v12 models will work? Soldering is not a problem either. MicroCenter is great, but this is a little annoying for all of us for sure.
Camilo Parra Palacio Otto Creator
John Martin V12 it could work but not sure 100% there is only one way to find out, keep us updated
Daniel Thorlacius
The OttoDIYHeadSparkFunSHIELD.stl is the file that you want for that board. It is the same I/O as the official SparkFun kit. I knew that they sold your products Camilo I just figure the more access to Otto the better! Thanks for your work!
Camilo Parra Palacio Otto Creator
Daniel Thorlacius I totally agree with you and that has been always our mission, we just don't like when others make it bad creating this type of confusion or use our face/efforts to earn money just for the sake of it.
John Martin
Daniel Thorlacius yes, I now see that it is pretty much the same as the v12 head. I think we are all set now, and can proceed with the build! thanks so much to you and Camilo Parra Palacio. This is a great project, and my wife picked it up for herself, out of curiosity. Cheers
Camilo Parra Palacio Otto Creator
John Martin happy to know I was not completely sure it was going to fit because that shield looks different like the common ones that have an AC jack
Daniel Thorlacius
Happy to help!

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