Doctor Who New Series Dalek Body

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Doctor Who New Series Dalek Body by InnovationByLayers Jan 16, 2010
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Based on an idea I got from MakerBlock, I decided to create a Dalek from the 2005 series. I've used drawings from various groups to create it, so it should be to scale. However, I haven't quite worked out how to attach the eye, plunger, and gun yet, so that will hopefully be in a posted update soon. I could use any suggestions on attaching them!


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Anyone have a STL for the plunger, eyestalk and gun?

check http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5262http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... its the full scale model done in inventor.

Doctor Who New Series Dalek Body

I took my makerbot to a pinball gathering and printed out a few of these at 40% scale to get them to print quickly. They printed very nicely with fine detail on my ToM with an MK6+.

So, looking at your printed version I notice there's a lot of striation in the model. Have you tried to eliminate Z axis rod warping? If you can straighten those rods some, it will really help. My own 'bot as a wobble of about .2mm on just one axis - but it is noticeable. Yours looks like it may be slightly more.

Yeah the z axis is definitely warped, I'll look into how to straighten it

You know... as long as we're on the Doctor Who theme... K-9? :)

Dude, InnovationByLayers, THANK YOU!!!
Having an army of Daleks (and custom legos) is the reason I got a MakerBot.
You've outdone yourself!

So, I've actually given how to print a dalek a lot of thought. If we made a spherical cavity where each of the arms goes and a thin cylndrical cavity in the head, we could make each arm with a small sphere at the end to pop right in and an eye stalk with a thin vertical cylinder at the end to pop into the head.

BTW, I've already skeinforged this and am print it RIGHT NOW.

I thought about doing that, and thats actually how my full size model is assembled, but I have issues printing parts that actually fit together. I think I might just print out the other parts and glue them

Well, I tend to print parts just slightly larger than required and then I can sand down. You have a full size model?! Website? Pics?

(I've printed up about 2cm now...)

full size cad model, when I made this i had to remove a lot of the features so it would print

IBL, any chance of uploading your design files?
When I was trying to design a dalek (I basically borrowed several different Google Warehouse samples and was trying to build a single printable model) I wanted to print the head as a separate piece so that I could have it rotate 360 degrees.

i joined http://www.projectdalek.com/http://www.projectdalek.com/ and they have a bunch of dimensioned drawings, but I dont think they like it when people post them elsewhere, so you'll have to join the forum, also http://www.projectstreamer.com/users/mimrie/http://www.projectstreamer.com... has videos of how to model the parts (in Cinema 4D, but most of his work can be copied in most cad programs)