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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 saifullah8 months ago
Thank you so much, Burhan!
ccyclone9 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)  ccyclone9 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"! :-)
Gailun10 months ago
Pocket edition, amazing
M.C. Langer (author)  Gailun9 months ago
Thanks man!
Mr_Anderson10 months ago
Pooo! i was hoping you were going to say the Cubify!
makes sense! thanks...and great work!
M.C. Langer (author)  Mr_Anderson10 months ago
Thanks a lot!! :-)
Mr_Anderson10 months ago
Sorry if the question has been answered elsewhere - what printer did you use?
:)
M.C. Langer (author)  Mr_Anderson10 months ago
Objet (Stratasys) Connex 500 :-)
ravenking11 months ago
Awesome robot! :)
M.C. Langer (author)  ravenking11 months ago
Thanks Ravenking!
LP211 months ago
Excellent, The Missals sure travel a long way.
Thank you.
M.C. Langer (author)  LP211 months ago
You're welcome!
LP211 months ago
Excellent, The missals sure travel a long way.
Thank you.
M.C. Langer (author)  LP211 months ago
You're welcome! :-)
wobbler11 months ago
Fantastic! Please tell me it really flies!
M.C. Langer (author)  wobbler11 months 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)  wobbler11 months ago
Interesting idea!
sunshiine11 months ago
Awesome! Wow look at your views! Nice job!
sunshiine
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine11 months ago
Thanks Sunshiine!!!! :-)
scotta11 months ago
Great Model, are you going to make the STL or model files available?
M.C. Langer (author)  scotta11 months ago
Thanks Scotta! The link to the model in the 123D site is on the instructable.
samern11 months 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)  samern11 months 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.
xarlock66711 months 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)  xarlock66711 months ago
Thanks Xarlock!
brunoip11 months ago
Muy bueno!
M.C. Langer (author)  brunoip11 months ago
Gracias Bruno!
darman1211 months ago
This is one of your coolest models yet!
M.C. Langer (author)  darman1211 months ago
Thanks Darman12!
AUG-5OM311 months ago
Oh Wow very good!
M.C. Langer (author)  AUG-5OM311 months ago
Thanks AUG-50M3!!!! :-)
spyder202111 months ago
love it, great job. so how much $ in materials did that cost?
M.C. Langer (author)  spyder202111 months ago
Thanks Spyder! Well, it's a good question, but it must be expensive
SteveJobs 2.011 months ago
Bro man, I'm going to absolutely miss you
M.C. Langer (author)  SteveJobs 2.011 months ago
Thanks SteveJobs 2.0!
SinAmos11 months ago
Lookin' good, sweetheart!
M.C. Langer (author)  SinAmos11 months ago
Thank you so much, SinAmos!!!!
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