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R2-D2, an attempt

by larsan, published

R2-D2, an attempt by larsan Apr 17, 2010

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This ist my first little attempt to design a R2-D2.
I haven't created any 3D-object within the last two years so I'm not really concerned with it right now.
Particulary I have no clue of how to draw on the cylindric part, maybe I should check out some other CAD software.
This first sketch was done with Solid Edge v20.

Any comments appreciated!

The next step is now to build R2 in single parts that can be printed(regarding the problems with the overhangs too) and then glued together. I started with the dome, but I have to admit I got a little lazy in the end cause doing these spherical details is quite laborious in solid edge or I just didn't figure out how to do it right yet.

It looks like the .stl-Dome got somehow mirrored from left to right, don't know why.

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I made R2 in Solid Edge V20, just because that was the only CAD-software I hat at least a slight clue of how to use it. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/142088...

Can you post the native file? What did you create this in?

Here's how I split it up and printed it out. note that some of legs had slight overhangs/jumps when printed upside down that left some plastic to float in space. I can clean most of this up, but something to consider.

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Anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 said:

Can you post the native file? What did you create this in?

larsan on Feb 10, 2011 said:

I made R2 in Solid Edge V20, just because that was the only CAD-software I hat at least a slight clue of how to use it. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/142088...

rplumley on Apr 17, 2010 said:

I'm trying to print this, but overhangs don't work on the makerbot. Right now I've cut it in half and will try to print and glue it back together

larsan on Apr 17, 2010 said:

Wow! Thats something i didn't expect, espacially not in this early state of the design.

When I have figured out how to shape the cylindric parts, would it be helpfull if I split the design in some parts before uploading? You cut it in half right through both legs?

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