Maker Faire Robot

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Maker Faire Robot by MAKE Jan 4, 2013

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A 3D version of the Maker Faire robot. Is a very good "Hello world" test for 3D printers. We used it as a key test print (http://bit.ly/19tLvG4 ) for our 2014 Ultimate Guide to 3D printing, available from the Maker Shed: makershed.com/Make_Ultimate_Guide_to_3D_Printing_2_0_p/9781457183027-p.htm.

Based on Kim Dow's Maker Faire robot illustration, this model was designed by MAKE Labs Engineering Intern, Eric Chu: thingiverse.com/Chu

For more information on how this model came about, check out Eric's blog post on MAKE: blog.makezine.com/2013/01/15/3d-printable-maker-faire-robot/

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What's the best way to print this with a replicator 2 with PLA?
can i print this with 13cmx13cmx13cm size ?
Arms up doesn't need support. Prints just fine without.

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UPDATE: V6 robot now have closed mesh. Download this one!

Recommended settings:
- 0.1mm - 0.2mm layer height
- hollow
- 2 perimeters/walls/shells

Settings for arms down robot with supports:
- 0.1mm layer height (the supports needs to be printed at this layer height for them to snap off easily)

For those printing with Ulimakers, included is a recommended Cura profile.

Note for Slic3r users: Slic3r has trouble generating tool paths for the "M" on the chest and the MAKE logo on the back. Scaling up the part to 200% seems to fix this, but the robot will be larger. As always, check your gcode before you print! Here's a simple in-browser gcode viewer: buildlog.net/gview/index.html
What's the best way to print this with a replicator 2 with PLA?
can i print this with 13cmx13cmx13cm size ?
Arms up doesn't need support. Prints just fine without.
Hi guys, I'm very new to 3D printing. To print the version with arms up do I need supports? I'm using a Replicator 2 and I don't know if I have to enable the supports. Thanks!!
Is this compatible on a MakerBot Replicator 2?
the arms down on one side there is part of the arm missing.(with the small arms)
I've printed this in about 3-4 different sizes, and every stinking time, the arms come up while I'm removing the support structure. Printing the version with the small arms down with an Afinia H-series.
This was the first 3D model I've printed. The arms and back come out wonky, but I'm just glad I got my PC to finally print!
Problems slicing the M path... sounds like a feature.
I'm finding this really hard to print. You're right, it needs 0.1mm layers or the supports won't snap off, but if I print it like that (and hollow, with two shells) it comes out really spotty and flimsy. Could you upload an arms-down one with no supports, so I can try printing it on its back and letting Miracle Grue generate supports?
Added and good luck with your print!
Thanks, that came out perfectly! I just tried it the naive way before flipping it over, 0.27mm / 80 mm/s and generated supports. The supports snapped off no problem, leaving a perfect little robot dude. Thanks for a great model, you rock!
I like the "Yay Make!" (arms up) robot.