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What's your 3D instructables robot? Answered

I finally got a picture of just the Instructables robot, I got to wondering could he be better? The answer is yes! Make him 3D! Ladies and gentleman, start your CAD software! Show the Instructables community what you've got in your CAD pocket! Oh yeah, here is my not-much-time-spent-on Instrucables robot. By the way, good luck guessing how he is shaped!

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Keith-Kid

10 years ago

has a slight Steam Punk look to it! The torso looks like one of those air compressors....or a water heater

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gimmelotsarobotsNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

He is very round and square because Autodesk Inventor is picky when it comes to odd curves.

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gimmelotsarobotsguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

Good! You might understand why it is so frustrating to build curved surfaces. I know how to do it, it's just tedious.

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guyfrom7upgimmelotsarobots

Reply 10 years ago

Things that could be improved in inventor: Make objects exact leangths instead of guess and checking. Exact placement in a 3-d grid (instead of eyeballing it) more stuff that any other cad software would have more friendly with curves and holes and shelling, etc.

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gimmelotsarobotsguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

Actually, I can do shelling and holes. To align on a grid just right click and click on snap to grid. When you make a general dimension, you can edit the dimension and it will make the object that exact length. Are you using Inventor 2008? Here is an example of some curves. Look at the land. You have to make a lot of planes though. Each line shows where I had a plane. But ya, building curves is a pain.

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

theres a very simple procedure for guys who intend to measure. its summed up in a simple verse: make a plan, make a drawing tear it up and just start sawing thats how its done, apparantly.

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chooseausername

10 years ago

By the way, good luck guessing how he is shaped!

I agree ........
As I said in an other thread, my theory is that the shell of this robot is made of a jelly.

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chooseausernamechooseausername

Reply 10 years ago

BTW,I'm sure you will never guess who I tried to model in 3D here :
(I made that some months ago when I wanted to try to make a 3D comics featuring the "Instructables universe" ... Now you understand why I gave up.).

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canidachooseausername

Reply 10 years ago

His legs are a bit longer, his torso shorter. Eyes a bit more greenish, though you seem to have captured their bulging insanity quite well. ;) He also needs a haircut.

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chooseausernamecanida

Reply 10 years ago

As we say here : "Ce que femme veut, Dieu le veut." (A woman's will is God's will) ...

So, just for you, let me present you : Eric version 1.1 !!

Do you recognize the man of your dreams ???

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canidachooseausername

Reply 10 years ago

Wow, you've captured him perfectly!
He's standing right by my monitor, and I can barely tell the two apart.

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Goodhartchooseausername

Reply 10 years ago

That looks suspiciously like it was created with an Alice(like) program :-)

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Goodhartchooseausername

Reply 10 years ago

Well shoot, that doesn't even look like it runs on XP ( Windows: OpenGL required. From 0.99.00: Windows 2000 or higher required. )