All about SMARS and the SMARSfan project
SMARSfan is a website created by Kevin McAleer. The aim of the site is to bring together all the sources of information about SMARS into a single repository, to provide a showcase for current builds and to provide a launchpad for further development.
SMARS was created by Kevin Thomas (Click here for his Thingiverse profile), who is a student from Switzerland studing management engineering. Kevin also has a page on cult3d https://cults3d.com/en/users/Tuitxy/creations.
SMARS stands for Screwed/Screwless Modular Assembleable Robotic System.
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."