OpenSCAD Voltron, Defender of the Thingiverse
by MakerBlock, published
The entire model, lion heads, and even Voltron's face are all 100% OpenSCAD. Fully assembled, the model is 160mm tall from feet to the top of its head and 90mm from shoulder to shoulder.
I've used Tony Buser's pin connectors v2 and a new hinge/joint system ( thingiverse.com/thing:33426 ) I designed to create hinges that will rotate through a user specified range of motion. The model can rotate the hands, shoulder, neck, hips, and at the waist. It can also bend at the ankle, knee, and elbow. Also, the wings can also be positioned.
I had a lot of fun designing each of the appendages to match the personality of the Voltron-lions. Besides the lion heads, my favorite feature of this model has got to be the slightly-parametric fake lion legs.
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The reason I had a "squarish" part at the top of the shoulder was so it would be a little more screen accurate. (I think that's what you're referring to since the hands can rotate 365 in the sockets).
You might be right about the shoulder pegs being too short - I wasn't sure since I printed the body in a different type of plastic and couldn't be sure about whether the difference was due to shrinkage rather than fit.
But, it should be pretty easy to adjust the OpenSCAD file to suit.
Probably i lost in the multitude of pegs and messed up few.
Hands are very loosely snap to the body and shoulder peg is too short - it's hard to rise the hand.
Also it would be nice to have top part of the hand rounded so that it would roll freely around the joint.
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The fully printed model was made using parts from the v8.0 zip file, with an updated red-plate from v8.1 slightly modified to put the wings properly on the XY plane. I'd recommend downloading the ZIP files to make sure you get all the pieces.
Update: I changed the title to "OpenSCAD Voltron, Defender of the Thingiverse" per Cyclone's comment, because it was just too cool not to.
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