Maker Faire Robot Action Figure PIP (with supports): 2015 3D Printer Shoot Out Test Models

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Maker Faire Robot Action Figure PIP (with supports): 2015 3D Printer Shoot Out Test Models by MAKE Nov 11, 2014
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Make Magazine's third annual 3D Printing Shootout was conducted using these files, created by le FabShop's creative director, Samuel N. Bernier.

Make: 3DP Test Team member, Tom Burtonwood added meshmixer supports our version to make the arm overhangs a little less extreme.

You can read all 26 machine reviews in Make:'s Annual Guide to 3D Printing 2015 (Volume 42).

Check out Kacie Hultgren's (PrettySmallThings) article on this model: Print in Place: The Additive Holy Grail

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I printed this model.
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And I share my youtube video about what I printed.

First (and probably only) attempt, all working except the upper legs. Just chose the default settings on my Da Vinci 2.0a. Layer Hight of .3,10% density, normal speed, black ABS filament. Only had the printer a few days, and new to this stuff, so still learning. Averaging 8 hours a day printing for the 5 days I have owned it.

print this wonderfull maker fare robot, but the arms, leggs, ... whill not move.
While during to try it my robot brake...


MAKE - in reply to Gt1977

Yeah, you have to have a really tuned in printer to get this to print and all joints work. It's tricky but can be done.

Feb 15, 2016 - Modified Feb 16, 2016

I liked it but the first time I printed it the print quality was terrible so I stopped it then tried again same problem the I tried scaling it down now its just fine until I try moving any limbs

I'm going to ask the dumb question... Do you print it out sitting and then, if printed correctly, the legs/arms/heads will move?

deberia aclarar que no es MOVIL !!

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GENIUS !!!!!!!

I get an error saying this thing is not manifold. i will try to print anyway.

My Settings:
MakerBot Replicator 2 (upgraded Raffle Alum Carriage & Extruder Upgrade)
MakerBot MakerWare
HIGH Profile with MakerWare Default Settings:
Infill 15%
Shells 2
Layer height .1mm
Temp 230c
Speed while Extruding: 90 mm/s
Speed while Traveling: 150 mm/s
MakerBot PLA 1.75
No Rafts, No MakerWare Supports, however as documented in the ThingInfo model does have MeshMixer supports for arms
Printed from SD Card
Build Time 4hrs 48mins

Did the limbs work fine for you? I have had issues with designs from other accounts and I'm worried I will waste plastic!

Hi Wesdalelio, Yes, everything worked great. I've made about bunch of them now, in just about every PLA that I have.

You will need to be able to reliably print at 0.1mm, otherwise, I suspect you might have trouble with the joints or head turning. The clearances easily work at that resolution.

Other than the shape of the eyes, is this robot identical to the previously uploaded one from 2013?

We've posted this new model as a derivative, the only change is the addition of MeshMixer generated supports under the arms. The shape of the eyes is the same.