My version of R2D2 with moving legs, head, and retractable center leg. I may try to do
more detail work on the skin in the future, but I'm not very good with that stuff yet.
Inspired by someone's version with wheels and moving head, but I
can't seem to find it to link it.
Any makes would be nice to see.
Aug 19, 2015
Added a larger version. It's 120% the size of the original and stands roughly 92mm tall. It's got 1.2 v2 in the file name. I've printed in at both .2 and .15 layer heights. The gaps
between moving parts have been decreased because just scaling it up made the legs
and head too loose. Have fun.
Jan 21, 2017
Ok here's the new version, more detail on the body. Moving parts should break free more easily. Also added some tabs that will help keep the smaller floating parts from getting flipped out when it starts printing those parts, also the slower speed helps keep that from happening. (hinges of arms and inside base of head) Also I removed the old 120% model, will work on fixing a larger one of this version later if there is demand for it.
45 degree overhang angle for support
Hatchbox Silver PLA, 0.1 mm layer height, 15% infill,
support touching bed 45deg overhang.
I'm sure it will print at 0.2mm layer height.
The white one was printed by Shapeways, holes need to be added for them to print it.
The head and arms should come free fairly easily.
To break the center leg free I used my needle nose pliers and pressed firmly in front and then the back of center leg.
Once that's free it little patience and some slight force will be needed to get it to turn, eventually it wears away at the resistance inside.
If you get the leg all the way up in side another 1/4 turn will lock it in up there. I usually need the pliers to get it turned and back out.