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Robot Saddle

by LucidOne, published

Robot Saddle by LucidOne Nov 8, 2010

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Description

This is Thing-a-Month #11, previous things can be found here iheartrobotics.com/search/label/thing-a-week or here iheartrobotics.com/search/label/thing-a-month

This weeks months thing is a saddle for a Hexbug robot, so that they can be ridden by Lego Minifigs.

More information and the HEXNINJA movie can be found here. http://www.iheartrobotics.com/2010/11/thing-month-11-hexninjas.html

Print and enjoy.

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Nice. I printed this way too. The studs print very cleanly this way. I needed a raft because otherwise so little of the part was in contact with the print bed that the hotend knocked the print out of place.
Printed the saddle with Rep 5 in given size in PLA, had to clean around the knobs. Good tight fit around the hexbug. Minifig sticks perfectly to the knobs.
Lego jousting; fun!

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Print and ride! The notop version might be reprapable/makerbotable if you glue a 2x2 plate to it. Let me know if you try!

Printed the saddle with Rep 5 in given size in PLA, had to clean around the knobs. Good tight fit around the hexbug. Minifig sticks perfectly to the knobs.
Lego jousting; fun!
I printed the saddle but upscaled it by 1.05 and printed it with the LEGO nubs up. It made a little mess underneath which was easy to clean up and the LEGO figure sits on it nicely. It's like a little rodeo he hangs on for a few minutes then falls off after a while. My kids are loving it.
Nice. I printed this way too. The studs print very cleanly this way. I needed a raft because otherwise so little of the part was in contact with the print bed that the hotend knocked the print out of place.
Printed one with a DC motor MK5 and support material. LEGO dude barely hangs on, but it works!
I can't generate G-code for this STL.
It uploaded to Shapeways fine, so it should be manifold.

What are you using to generate the g-code?
Which orientation are you trying?
using a Makerbot cupcake mk5. Generating G-code with replicatorG 24 / skeinforge.

I'm using the Hexbug_saddle.stl, and it's oriented on it's side.
See if hexbug_saddle_notop.stl works.

I think you need support material to print the one with the top.
Interesting!

Have you seen their prototypes page?
http://www.hexbug.com/nano#design
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