The Evolution Will Be Roboticized

3D Printing & Imaging Robotics
The Evolution Will Be Roboticized
YouTube player

You might say that Michael Overstreet believes in evolution. His mission is to start with a working humanoid robot design, and reduce the cost of systems and components to make it more affordable. The DARwin-OP robot is available from Robotis for about $12,000. Michael hopes to get similar functionality to the DARwin-OP for under $1,000.

He’s taking it a step at a time, initially saving costs by 3D printing the parts that hold the robot together. We hope Michael will be successful! The evolution is here, and it will be roboticized.


This week marks the official launch of Make: Volume 39 — Robotics, which drops on newsstands the 27th. Be sure to grab a copy at a retailer near you, or subscribe online right now and never miss another issue.

We are celebrating with five days of robot-related articles, pictures, videos, reviews and projects. Tune into this space for Robot Week!

Our next theme week will be wearable electronics. Send us your tips or contributions before it gets here by dropping a line to


6 thoughts on “The Evolution Will Be Roboticized

  1. The Evolution Will Be Roboticized | Salute says:

    […] Read more on MAKE […]

  2. The Evolution Will Be Roboticized - thrdPlace | thrdPlace says:

    […] Read more on MAKE […]

  3. Robot Week Wrap-Up | MAKE says:

    […] Michael Overstreet’s 3D Printed Humanoids […]

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. Andrew is also an electronics and robotics enthusiast and has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children's Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Enrichment in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.

View more articles by Andrew Terranova


Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).