The talking head of Stephen Colbert

by Skimbal Jun 8, 2011
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still just the one joke, though...

Would you be willing to put up your SKP file for this? I am thinking os adding some pieces to support the overhangs for the two front bottom pieces, and doing it manually. Or did you use the built in support in Skeinforge? Curious, THanks,


I have uploaded the Sketch-Up file for the Talking Head. Remember when you Download it that Thingiverse tends to strip the extensions off Sketch-Up files. You may need to add .skp to the end of the file name before you can open it.

Also, the two mouth parts have a support structure built into them. You should print them upside down, and then remove support structure. The other overhangs are at the 45 degree maximum for the MakerBot.

Did you have to print RightFrontBottom and LeftFrontBottom with support? the overhangs around the mouth seem pretty extreme. What are good support settings? I am excited to make this.

I will send you three launchpads (the TI development board) if you will port your code to it so people can use a launchboard to run the servo. They are much cheaper (under 4 dollars) than arduino and I think that may make this project a bit easier to recreate.