What's your 3D instructables robot?

I finally got a picture of just the Instructables robot, I got to wondering could he be better? The answer is yes! Make him 3D! Ladies and gentleman, start your CAD software! Show the Instructables community what you've got in your CAD pocket! Oh yeah, here is my not-much-time-spent-on Instrucables robot. By the way, good luck guessing how he is shaped!

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Keith-Kid9 years ago
has a slight Steam Punk look to it! The torso looks like one of those air compressors....or a water heater
gimmelotsarobots (author)  Keith-Kid9 years ago
He he.
NachoMahma9 years ago
. Nice job.
gimmelotsarobots (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
He is very round and square because Autodesk Inventor is picky when it comes to odd curves.
I use inventor too
gimmelotsarobots (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
Good! You might understand why it is so frustrating to build curved surfaces. I know how to do it, it's just tedious.
Things that could be improved in inventor: Make objects exact leangths instead of guess and checking. Exact placement in a 3-d grid (instead of eyeballing it) more stuff that any other cad software would have more friendly with curves and holes and shelling, etc.
gimmelotsarobots (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
Actually, I can do shelling and holes. To align on a grid just right click and click on snap to grid. When you make a general dimension, you can edit the dimension and it will make the object that exact length. Are you using Inventor 2008? Here is an example of some curves. Look at the land. You have to make a lot of planes though. Each line shows where I had a plane. But ya, building curves is a pain.
theres a very simple procedure for guys who intend to measure. its summed up in a simple verse: make a plan, make a drawing tear it up and just start sawing thats how its done, apparantly.
By the way, good luck guessing how he is shaped!

I agree ........
As I said in an other thread, my theory is that the shell of this robot is made of a jelly.

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