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123D Design Fully Articulated Battle Robot Action Figure

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Officially, this was my final project , the piece de resistance of my time as Artist in Residence on Instructables.

(Piece de resistance... I always wanted to say that!)

Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you my fully articulated battle robot action figure, with dual missile launcher!

I named it "Jaeger", because I love so much the "Pacific Rim" movie.

I wanted to combine all the concepts of those awesome months. Toys, robots, missile launchers, 123D Design, 3D printing, and, curiously, reuse and recycle. Yes, recycle. Because I recycled a previous design (my Artic C.A.T. Tank), for creating a whole new project!



You will see how I transformed triggers into fingers, wheels into joints, a tank's body into a robot's body. How I applied everything I learned about 123D Design and 3D printing.

If you want to see it working, please click in this link, or you can see the Jaeger shooting its missiles in this video:



Click here to see the design on the 123D site.
 
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Step 1: The Tank

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I started opening the Artic C.A.T. file on 123D Design. The wheels and the launcher worked pretty well, and I solved a failure with the launcher's joint. So I will reuse those designs for the Jaeger's articulations.

Step 2: Recycle!

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I raised the tank and turned it 90 degrees, for start shaping the Jaeger's body.

Using negative extruding, I cut the useful parts (the wheels with their axis, the launcher). I took the launcher apart, and I start placing the wheels (articulations) in shoulders and crotch.

I cut the tank in half, so I could start using Mirror Pattern.

Step 3: Legs

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Copying the articulation from the shoulder (wheel), I made the knee and the ankle. Then I joined the wheels from the hip and the knee, using a primitive box. I used other boxes for making the leg and the feet.
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Amazing! very creative! your other projects are also great!
M.C. Langer (author)  burhan saifullah9 months ago
Thank you so much, Burhan!
ccyclone11 months ago
The design is only meant to be printed in one piece from a high-end printer, correct? No hope of assembling it from individual prints off a DIY printer without massive redesign? What if you break something?
M.C. Langer (author)  ccyclone10 months ago
I'm in Colombia, where I don't have access to a Objet Connex 500 3D printer. So, the answer to your question if I break something is "superglue"! :-)
Gailun11 months ago
Pocket edition, amazing
M.C. Langer (author)  Gailun11 months ago
Thanks man!
Pooo! i was hoping you were going to say the Cubify!
makes sense! thanks...and great work!
M.C. Langer (author)  Mr_Anderson1 year ago
Thanks a lot!! :-)
Sorry if the question has been answered elsewhere - what printer did you use?
:)
M.C. Langer (author)  Mr_Anderson1 year ago
Objet (Stratasys) Connex 500 :-)
ravenking1 year ago
Awesome robot! :)
M.C. Langer (author)  ravenking1 year ago
Thanks Ravenking!
LP21 year ago
Excellent, The Missals sure travel a long way.
Thank you.
M.C. Langer (author)  LP21 year ago
You're welcome!
LP21 year ago
Excellent, The missals sure travel a long way.
Thank you.
M.C. Langer (author)  LP21 year ago
You're welcome! :-)
wobbler1 year ago
Fantastic! Please tell me it really flies!
M.C. Langer (author)  wobbler1 year ago
Thanks Wobbler! But it not flies. Just launches the missiles.
I'll have to look forward to you 3D modelling a working jetpack.
M.C. Langer (author)  wobbler1 year ago
Interesting idea!
sunshiine1 year ago
Awesome! Wow look at your views! Nice job!
sunshiine
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks Sunshiine!!!! :-)
scotta1 year ago
Great Model, are you going to make the STL or model files available?
M.C. Langer (author)  scotta1 year ago
Thanks Scotta! The link to the model in the 123D site is on the instructable.
samern1 year ago
I really don't think you should give up on the concept. There is no shortage of people, including me, who would be willing to take your designs, print them and then send you back the results or feedback. If you are willing, then put out the word. Some of this stuff could be put out on Thingiverse or sold on Shapeways. The robot is big enough to give it some automation with muscle wire too. Send me an eMail through here, or make it clear that you are game to others, and we can always figure something out.
M.C. Langer (author)  samern1 year ago
Thanks Samern. I'm not giving up forever, just until I have access again to a 3D printer (in the case of Colombia, I think I will have to wait 20 years. LOL).

In this moment of my life, I have to give priority to other things (get a job, build some junk art stuff while I get the job, and so on).

I was so blessed when Instructables gave me the opportunity to experiment with these awesome machines! But now, I have to back to my normal life.
xarlock6671 year ago
Hmmm... With a few servo or stator motors you could make it move... has anyone tried the equivalent of lost wax casting with 3-D printers yet? Plastic is nice, but 2160 aluminum, or 440 carbon steel is better. I LOVE the robot though. It reminds me of Iron Giant.
M.C. Langer (author)  xarlock6671 year ago
Thanks Xarlock!
brunoip1 year ago
Muy bueno!
M.C. Langer (author)  brunoip1 year ago
Gracias Bruno!
darman121 year ago
This is one of your coolest models yet!
M.C. Langer (author)  darman121 year ago
Thanks Darman12!
AUG-5OM31 year ago
Oh Wow very good!
M.C. Langer (author)  AUG-5OM31 year ago
Thanks AUG-50M3!!!! :-)
spyder20211 year ago
love it, great job. so how much $ in materials did that cost?
M.C. Langer (author)  spyder20211 year ago
Thanks Spyder! Well, it's a good question, but it must be expensive
Bro man, I'm going to absolutely miss you
M.C. Langer (author)  SteveJobs 2.01 year ago
Thanks SteveJobs 2.0!
SinAmos1 year ago
Lookin' good, sweetheart!
M.C. Langer (author)  SinAmos1 year ago
Thank you so much, SinAmos!!!!
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