by DemonDust, published
MakerBot Defender CodeName - MD-B12
My Makerbot CNC aka \"DemonDust\" is the Queen ant, and a Queen ant produces the soldiers on the \"front line\". The Makerbot Defender is designed and built to protect as a soldier, just as in nature a soldier ant protects a well structured colony all working as one unstoppable force.
UPDATED PARTS - 5/10/2010 -Makerbot_Robot_B_LeftElbow_v2 -Makerbot_Robot_B_LeftShoulderBolt_v2 -Makerbot_Robot_B_RightArmJointConnector_v3 -Makerbot_Robot_B_LeftHandJointConnector_v2
These upgraded parts solve loose joint issues and strengthens moving parts
This version is made from ABS plastic built on a heated platform.
Version #1 tank treads are hard to move, but moveable. Upgrades are being designed and will soon follow
The mounted cannon is for defense purposes only. Launching non-lethal smoke prejectiles to create smoke cover to confuse and slow invaders
Infrared camera is mount on the shoulder helping to watch over the Queen for temperture accuracy
Every soldier in nature is equipped with a strong pair of claws. These arms can move over 180 degrees front to back with claws that can be opened and held in any position. Upgrades are being designed for the next version of arms/claws
One of the best pre-designed ideas for the MakerBot Defender,it is upgradeable. The mounted cannon and Infrared camera just slide right out of the main body panel. Making it possible to design anything and replace existing features.
Rough measurements 7\"(wide) x 8.5\"(deep) x 7\"(tall)
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