Welcome to your Marty build!
Please note, this guide is written mainly for use with the production Marty kit, so instructions might vary from the the open-source 3D printed Marty build.
If you’ve got our old instructions, these will also work for you though there are some differences - you can see the old build guide here
For the smoothest, easiest build, we’d recommend using this online Build Guide alongside the printed paper one that came in your Marty’s box. While you’ll do fine with just the paper guide, this online guide has extra tips and details to make your build experience easier.
Before you begin:
Study the Parts Guide (online copy here) and check you’ve got everything you’ll need. Some parts look similar but are slightly different – for example, the Leg Links and Servo Leg Links, and the Servo Holders and Servo Mounts.
Also check you have the correct tools:
- The screwdriver supplied within your Marty kit fits all the bolts and screws you’ll need
- Tweezers can be helpful when putting smaller parts together
- Clear your workspace before you begin. A clean towel or just the box Marty came in help stop little parts from falling on the floor and vanishing from existence.
- Have some sticky tape or blue tack (or any other generic moldable non-setting putty) to hand, which really helps keep nuts in place when you’re moving Marty around!
Also, we’ve thrown in some spares for the nuts & bolts, so if you end up with extras once you’ve finished, you haven’t missed a step!