Mistakes Were Made!

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Mistakes Were Made! by Kerry Jan 2, 2013
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This is a quirky little guy designed for the Windup Walkers from the MakerBot store - http://store.makerbot.com/windup-walkers.html . Wind him up and watch him stumble around with his hair on fire, arms flailing, and imagine him yelling - "MISTAKES WERE MADE!".


He was a challenge to design ("Heaven help me Marge, I'm just not that smart"). Steps to construct:

1) Print all pieces. I used Natural on all of the parts except the hair. For the hair I used Orange. I printed everything at 10% fill, no shells, but feel free to adjust to your liking.
2) Insert WindupRoundBase onto your makerbot windup walker base. Note the alignment of the slot for the winder.
3) Attach WindupArm to WindupTop by pushing the Arm's round coupler onto the shaft of the Top. You may need to trim the coupler a bit to get it to open up enough to clamp around the shaft. I also trimmed the shaft down a bit with a razor to make sure that the arm moved easily on the shaft.
4) Glue the WindupTop onto the WindupRoundBase. The hands should be pointed upward and parallel to the winder. To attach them I just used pure Acetone on both parts. Test the arm flailing movement by winding up the base. The guide slots of the movement should alternately push up on the arms.
5) Glue the WindupHead onto the top of the WindupTop. His face should be parallel to the arms.
6) Glue the WindupHair onto the WindupHead.

Sorry for all of the gluing.

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