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Bobblehead Windup Walker Cat

by petropixel, published

Bobblehead Windup Walker Cat by petropixel Dec 13, 2012
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Summary

Not the most efficient use of a 5-pack of walker mechanisms, but somewhat more amusing.
Now with video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LompQ0sTG28

Instructions

Print the head with support.
Catbodyf is the "regular cat" configuration, with all four legs moving forward.
Catbodyproto allows you to install either walker mechanism forward or backwards. I thought running them in opposite directions would result in enhanced bobblehead action at the expense of forward motion, but this was not the case in real-world testing. Removing the mechanisms to switch directions is also much more difficult with the tolerances of my latest Replicator-printed body.

I used the 35mm spring pin for the neck and the 75mm snake pin for the tail. I did not alter the parts, they are interchangeable with the other parts at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17725 so if you'd rather make a giraffe cat, you can.

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Where do you get walker mechanisms?

They're in the Toys & Kits section of Makerbot's online store.

Awesome, needs a video.  :)

I have seen this, it's just that technically the body is a failed print and it'd be hard to film around. It's on my to do list, right after getting blue filament to cooperate with my printer!

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