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Octonauts Gup-A

by seedwire, published

Octonauts Gup-A by seedwire Nov 2, 2012

Description

An OpenSCAD model of one of the underwater vehicles from the Octonauts/Meomi cartoons.

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Sure- I've uploaded the .skp. I highly recommend Jim Foltz's STL importer for SketchUp... very handy for quick modifications like the one you mention.

Any chance of posting a sketchup compatible file? I made a seat and would love to add it and make for my kids. http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

I've added the .stl for a Gup C-like vehicle... it has a tow line. also, I added a tear-away support layer since the print yield for this object was about 50% due to the high center of mass.

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Instructions

Requires the MCAD library.

Change the parameters to make various kinds of Gup-like shapes. The optional parameter tow_line changes the rear of the gup to have a tow line looking thing, it's not perfect, but similar to what the Gup-C would have. The default parameters are suitable for printing, but the model is a bit fragile in that the parameter space that creates feasible models is small.

front_radius: controls the front globe where the cockpit sits.
back_radius: controls the back globe where the propeller shaft attaches.
port_hole_radius: sizes the port holes along the side.
various shaft parameters: adjust if you already have a propeller, or for the included three-arm parametric propeller.

The body prints OK on a MakerBot Replicator but, the back is a bit too steep and the surface rips up some. Some of the "doodads" like the porthole outer rings and the "lamp" have trouble occasionally.


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dstopps on Oct 3, 2013 said:

Any chance of posting a sketchup compatible file? I made a seat and would love to add it and make for my kids. http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

seedwire on Oct 13, 2013 said:

Sure- I've uploaded the .skp. I highly recommend Jim Foltz's STL importer for SketchUp... very handy for quick modifications like the one you mention.

kojote on Nov 25, 2012 said:

make more please, our younger son loves it

seedwire on Nov 29, 2012 said:

I've added the .stl for a Gup C-like vehicle... it has a tow line. also, I added a tear-away support layer since the print yield for this object was about 50% due to the high center of mass.

stevecooley on Nov 5, 2012 said:

At ease, until the next adventure!

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