The Professor

by dutchmogul, published

The Professor by dutchmogul Jul 10, 2012

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Famed Trans-Universal adventurer and rationalist, the Professor. Though he appears at first to be a robot, in actuality the Professor is a hyper-intelligent plant in a robotic suit, a lost, living relic of the mysterious Geosian civilization.

Props to Dan Pettit for inventing the character. Made in Tinkercad.



Printed in two pieces and then assembled. Layer height of .10 and %10 infill. Antennas were scratch-built and added later.

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The post finishing is very nice.

I think alot of folks expect the current 3d printers

to spit out factory finished stuff.

I model for prototyping and the 3d print is usually not

100% finished when i pop it off the platform.

i enjoy seeing the finished stuff you post. It is good to see

the ultimate state of the objects.

I will probably start doing a few more post finishing photos to help

illustrate the intended finished thing.

Oh, yeah, man. I'd love to see some more finished work. Yeah, I always want to show the finished product, though I really should post pics of the piece hot off the plate too. All that being said, I timed myself on the cleaning-to-paint job process for this guy and it only took 35 minutes. Not too shabby.

I haven't had luck with painting PLA using games-workshop paint. (I know you are using ABS). I keep seeing my layers.

So some more documentation on how you do it would be really awesome. Maybe just put a webcam or camera on your work area and have it shoot a photo every minute or so ;-)

Hey, that's a great idea. I'm going to switch to PLA soon here and when I do I'll include the difference in my post. Gotta work up a video tutorial....