What is SMARS?

SMARS stands for Screwed/Screwless Modular Assembleable Robotic System.

A rendering of a SMARS robot
Rendered image of a SMARS robot with trailer
A photo of a SMARS
A photo of a quad SMARS
A photo of a quad SMARS
A photo of a SMARS next to some flowers

On the thingiverse SMARS page Kevin describes SMARS as:

“a simple robot designed to the educational field. The main features of SMARS are the reduced number of components, the possibility of mount it without screws and without soldering any part, it doesn’t need glue or similar and it’s really cheap to build. Another main point of SMARS is the modular design. You can mount different sensors and tools and design your own parts.”

– Kevin Thomas, Creator of SMARS Thingiverse

SMARS typically uses an Arduino paired with some small 150 RPM motors, a motor sheild and an Ultrasonic range finder sensor. SMARS can be 3d printed in PLA or ABS, with the option of TPU based caterpillar tracks.