Introduction: 3D Printed Instructables Bot
here is my 3D printed instructables bot. i used tinkercad to model it.
to me the instructable robot is kind of abstract, so here is my interpretation of the robot.
i don't personally like tinkercad, it's hard to used and I guess I'm bad at it. for me trying to use tinkercad is like trying to put together a puzzle with chop sticks, while you wear oven mitts.
both of my 3d printed robots are missing an eye. something happened to it i don't know what.
Step 1: The Main Body
the main body is a parabolic cone. the base measures 33mm by 26mm and measures 28mm tall.
Step 2: Add the Head
the head is just a square that measures 13mm by 12mm by 11mm.
the square for the head is sunk down over the parabolic cone so that the height of the head and body is 33mm.
Step 3: Add the Ears (or What Ever You Want to Call the Things on the Side on the Head)
add the ears or whatever you are calling them.
for this I scaled down a dome so that dome base measures 2mm by 2mm and is about 2mm tall,
I rotated the dome so the base is turned vertical and placed it on the side of the head, i did this on both sides and made sure that it was symmetrical.
Step 4: Add the Eyes
the eyes are different sizes i do not have the measurements for the eyes but if you would like to get the measurements you can go and get the measurements off the project on tinkercad
for the eyes i used the torus, i scaled it down, rotated it so that it is vertical and placed it where i wanted it on the face.
i did the samething for the other eye but i made this one a little bit bigger.
Step 5: Add the Buttons to the Chest
i used the cylinders i scaled it down to 3mm by 3mm by 3mm, then i rotated the cylinder and placed it so that it is sunk into the chest a little bit, i did the same with the other three cylinders.
Step 6: Add the Bar Under the Buttons
for this bar i used, a square and sized it down so that it was about 16mm by 1.3mm by 4mm
then i sunk it into the chest like i have done with the buttons.
Step 7: Add the Arms
for the arms i use the cylinder, i resized it so that the cylinder measured 4mm by 5mm by 20mm. i rotated the cylinder so that it was at a 55 degree angle and sunk it into the side of the body so that the top edge is sunk into the body. i did this on both sides and made sure that the it looked symmetrical.
Step 8: Add the Mouth
for the mouth i just used a cube sized down so that it measures about 1mm by 3mm by about 8mm. then I tilted it to my liking and stuck it on the face.
Step 9: Add the Legs
for the legs i used the cylinder again scaled the cylinder down so that they measured about 5 mm by 6 mm by 20mm then placed the cylinder under the plane so that it was in contact with the main body.
i repeated this for the other side, made sure that it was symmetrical and raised the entire project up so the bottom of the legs was now sitting on the plane
Step 10: Add the Wheels
for the wheels i used two toruses scalded down so that they measured about 5mm by 5mm by 2mm, rotated them so that they were vertical and moved it so that it was under the bottom of the leg. so that it was sunk in to the bottom of the leg, repeat this on the other side, make sure that it is symmetrical.
then raise the entire project up so that the bottom of the wheels sits on top of the plane.
Step 11: Color Change and Resize
the reason that i do not have exact measurements for all of the parts of the figure is because, once i had it completely modeled the first time i enlarged the size of the entire project and then sized down any parts that i felt were too large, then i resized it back down to its original size.
i change the color of the project, although it will not print in this color scheme, it makes it match the instructables robot, and makes it more recognizable.
Step 12: Print It
this was printed for me on a polar 3d printer by my engineering teacher. here is a picture of the printer i got off google images.
i am impressed by the print quality.
Step 13: Trim the Robot
the way this robot was printed was on its back so there was a large support on the back so that it had a large flat face to be printed on this also extended down one leg, I believe that it extended down both but by the time i got it it had already been removed from one leg.
i used a pocket knife and utility knife to remove the supports from the figure, be careful and do this slowly so that you don't hurt yourselves of break the figure.
Step 14: Enjoy
its done enjoy.
here is the link to the project on tinkercad: https://tinkercad.com/things/gONVkKoQsNr
there is an stl file of this project at the end of this step.
so you might be wondering what is this thing good for. well here are some of my plans for it.
im going to print a much larger version at some point.
i plan to edit the model in tinkercad a bit more so that it can be used as a flash drive holder.
i want to add a loop on the top of the head so that it can be used as a key chain or zipper pull.
i want order a high quality print of this from 3d hub, and use it to do some casting and molding.
thank you for reading to the end.
i hope you have enjoyed this instructable, if you liked it, thought it was cool,thought i did a good job on this, want to 3d print it, or anything thing else please vote for me.