Design of a Motion System for 3D Printed Snakebot

Krzysztof Mateja

Politechnika Śląska

Wawrzyniec Panfil


This article presents the results of work related to design, analysis and selection of the electric motors, servos and elements of motion system for 3D printed snakebot. Electric motors and servos had to meet a number of requirements like dimensions, torque, RPM. The drivetrain allowed to drive the snakebot and rotate system allowed to torsional movement between adjacent robot modules. CAD model and analysis allowed to select the proper elements of drivetrain and rotate system.
We built test stands and after verification we built the prototype. Next step after building the robot was to carry out tests to verify the mobility of the snake robot. We checked, among others, movement of servos in different planes, snakebot speed, driving at angle (up and down).


Snakebot, snake robot, drive system, rotate system, 3D print

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Mateja, K., & Panfil, W. . (2021). Design of a Motion System for 3D Printed Snakebot. Technical Sciences, 24(1), 57–66.

Krzysztof Mateja 
Politechnika Śląska
Wawrzyniec Panfil 


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