3d Instructables Robot - Sketchup




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3d model of the Instructables Robot in SketchUp

He is available as a free download from the 3d Warehouse.
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SketchUp is a free downloadable 3d Modeling program.
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I've used a lot 3d Modeling programs and most are work and terribly confusing.

SketchUp is FUN.

It took about 4 hours to build the robot.

He is uploaded in the 3d Warehouse. You can download him and open him in SketchUp.

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    Your computer skills top even my wildest dreams of understanding computers. The slide show you've made is wonderful!! :0) I think it should run on the home page of Instructables!

    2 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Meh, I know... The Demo is free! (mind you, you have to keep pressing the button every 30 seconds. Totally worth it in my opinion...)


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    . I don't normally install apps just to look at one file, but I went ahead and installed SketchUp 7. Glad I did.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It is a lot of fun. I find it is so easy to prototype in it. That's how I ended up doing this. I was doing a robot toy and was trying to work out the mechanics with SketchyPhysics. I just decided to finish up the robot as a model and publish him. I'm sure lots of people would have fun with it. SketchyPhysics is a free plug in that adds solids, all kinds of joints, hinges and motors and fully operational gravity. That is really addicting. Works too.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Please provide a link. I tried all of the SketchUp pulldowns, I tried their Web site, nothing. Lots of things people have put into the 3D Warehouse which require SketchyPhysics, but no reference that I could find to the entity itself :-(


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No, I'm on MacOSX (10.5.6). When I went to the Web site, it was pretty clear that it was Windoze-only, and provided only a .zip file. I'll check again...


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Oh! I just realized you were talking about SketchyPhysics. Sketchup is Windows and Mac. I hadn't realized that SketchyPhysics was Windows only. Sorry about that.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    . Sketchup is Win and Mac, but according to the SketchyPhysics web site: "SketchyPhysics is a plugin for Sketchup (Windows Only)."