Building a Safe Cracking Robot
To build an apparatus that could be easily and quickly attached to our safe, we first modeled the safe in 3D.
The frame is built with Actobotics parts with magnets hot glued to the three feet. The magnets provide excellent adhesive strength while still being able to attach and detach the robot.
The handle cover, coupler, base plate to hold the electronics, and nautilus gear were printed on our trusty Taz 6 printer.
This frame is specifically designed for our model safe, but the variety of Actobotics parts and the ability to print custom parts means the SparkFun Safe Cracker could be modified to fit any particular model of safe.