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Hexapod Demolition Robot

by J4rm0, published

Hexapod Demolition Robot by J4rm0 Mar 19, 2013

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This is an entry for Develop3D Make-a-Bot competition. Its a Hexapod Demolition Robot for hazardous Environments. It can be operated remotely via satellite. It has HARV 3D Vision System for Immersive operator control. The Robot can be equipped with different tools best suited for different kind of missions.

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Maybe BROKK will make this their next model... ;)

Yeah if you make the joints round and the dial down the resolution on the circle to say 12 sides and you do the same for the pin that holds the leg in place you get the clicky articulation you're looking for. I'm thinking two joints on each leg, one at the body and one at the "knee" and three joints on the arm. It would have the added benefit of being able to lay the body and limbs flat on the build platform when you print it, so you wouldn't need to print it with a bunch of support structure if you upload the bits I can probably help with the joints if you need it. You may also want to pull the rollbar off the model and print it as a separate part as well, you could print it on it's back without supports as well. As is with extruder based printers this model would be almost impossible to make look really good because it would be difficult to get the support material out of the little cracks, and you'd need so much of it.

So awesome! I'd love to see this printed.

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3ddude on Mar 24, 2013 said:

Maybe BROKK will make this their next model... ;)

rocketboy on Mar 20, 2013 said:

Yeah if you make the joints round and the dial down the resolution on the circle to say 12 sides and you do the same for the pin that holds the leg in place you get the clicky articulation you're looking for. I'm thinking two joints on each leg, one at the body and one at the "knee" and three joints on the arm. It would have the added benefit of being able to lay the body and limbs flat on the build platform when you print it, so you wouldn't need to print it with a bunch of support structure if you upload the bits I can probably help with the joints if you need it. You may also want to pull the rollbar off the model and print it as a separate part as well, you could print it on it's back without supports as well. As is with extruder based printers this model would be almost impossible to make look really good because it would be difficult to get the support material out of the little cracks, and you'd need so much of it.

dutchmogul on Mar 20, 2013 said:

So awesome! I'd love to see this printed.

rocketboy on Mar 19, 2013 said:

Very cool. Have you considered uploading the individual leg and arm components separately so it can be made into a moving thing?

J4rm0 on Mar 20, 2013 said:

I was thinking it could be one piece model, with articulating legs and arms. There should be some kind of detents on the joints, so it could hold its weight.

LiquidBeef on Mar 19, 2013 said:

Awesome.

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