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.

Step 1: The Tank

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.
<p>do u have to make it step by step or does anyone have the file? I want it soo bad!</p>
Hi! Check in this link:<br><br>http://www.123dapp.com/smb-123D_Design/JAEGER/1600029
<p>I am dying to try print in veroclear!! it looks so elegant and pretty!! that translucency!!</p>
Thanks mchau2! Well, the problem with veroclear is its fragility, so be careful, or you will have a lot of jaeger pieces everywhere!
thx for the tips! hope i will be selected as an intern and apply your tips!
<p>You are welcome!</p><p>I have other projects besides the 3D printed ones. This is my new one:<br><br>https://www.instructables.com/id/From-Sega-Cartridge-to-Crazy-Dancing-Robot/</p>
<p>Oh i was on that skywalk while i was visitin!!, wanna be there again so bad!!</p>
Me too! I was 5 months, but even that time was not enough :-(
wow, how are you doing now? may i also ask about the number of interns in pier 9? i know there is a big competition, i just wanna get a rough idea!
wow, how are you doing now? may i also ask about the number of interns in pier 9? i know there is a big competition, i just wanna get a rough idea!
Amazing! very creative! your other projects are also great!
Thank you so much, Burhan!
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?
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 &quot;superglue&quot;! :-)
Pocket edition, amazing
Thanks man!
Pooo! i was hoping you were going to say the Cubify! <br>makes sense! thanks...and great work!
Thanks a lot!! :-)
Sorry if the question has been answered elsewhere - what printer did you use? <br>:)
Objet (Stratasys) Connex 500 :-)
Awesome robot! :)
Thanks Ravenking!
Excellent, The Missals sure travel a long way. <br>Thank you.
You're welcome!
Excellent, The missals sure travel a long way. <br>Thank you.
You're welcome! :-)
Fantastic! Please tell me it really flies!
Thanks Wobbler! But it not flies. Just launches the missiles.
I'll have to look forward to you 3D modelling a working jetpack.
Interesting idea!
Awesome! Wow look at your views! Nice job! <br>sunshiine
Thanks Sunshiine!!!! :-)
Great Model, are you going to make the STL or model files available?
Thanks Scotta! The link to the model in the 123D site is on the instructable.
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.
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).<br><br>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).<br><br>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.
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.
Thanks Xarlock!
Muy bueno!
Gracias Bruno!
This is one of your coolest models yet!
Thanks Darman12!
Oh Wow very good!
Thanks AUG-50M3!!!! :-)
love it, great job. so how much $ in materials did that cost?
Thanks Spyder! Well, it's a good question, but it must be expensive
Bro man, I'm going to absolutely miss you
Thanks SteveJobs 2.0!
Lookin' good, sweetheart!
Thank you so much, SinAmos!!!!

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Bio: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia, former Navy officer and BSc in Naval Sciences. Right now I'm Technical Director and Technology Lead Teacher ... More »
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