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  Feet And Stuff
Posted by: coin-op - 05-17-2018, 06:23 PM - Forum: coin-op - Replies (6)

I've been printing and test fitting feet, drive frames and omni wheels. Took some time but looking good...

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  Hello from Nottingham, UK
Posted by: simorph - 05-17-2018, 09:18 AM - Forum: New Members - Replies (1)

Hey guys
thanks for the add.  I have an Anet A8 and now, having made a MMC-approved Merc, a desire to make my own Artoo.
Psyching myself up for many hours of printing (and sanding) and starting with Mr Baddeley's work.
Pleased to meet you,

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  CR-10 5s 500mm x 500mm for sale
Posted by: cobra troy - 05-14-2018, 02:43 AM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (2)

Hey guys, I picked up a 500mm x 500mm CR-10 5s and printed one dome as a test. I’m planning to sell it and stick with my raise3d N2 Plus. I love printing ABS and I don’t have the space to build an enclosure around the huge CR-10 5s.  I paid around $1,000 on gearbest.com but I would sell it for $800 including shipping to the lower 48 states.  Thanks Troy

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  Dome and Body Alignment issue
Posted by: Luc - 05-12-2018, 12:22 PM - Forum: Luc - Replies (8)

Hey so i seem to have run into an issue with the dome and the body

The dome and the dome rings are all the same size, But the body seems larger than the dome, just putting the dome on top i can see the dome sits nice at the front but at the rear it sits almost over half a cm inside the body. Pics should help explain.

Front ligned up nice 

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Rear Mis-aligned

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Everything has been printed the same, and i used all the alignment holes..... at a bit of a loss.

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  Left Ankle & Foot Frame
Posted by: coin-op - 05-10-2018, 03:44 PM - Forum: coin-op - Replies (1)

Been test fitting the left Ankle and Foot Frame together with the M12 threaded bar.

I have a small amount of play in the ankle 'joint' around the threaded bar. 

Does anyone else have this at all and is it OK?


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Posted by: Martyman - 05-08-2018, 07:32 AM - Forum: Martyman - Replies (8)

I started my build by printing the dome. Michael's "large" cut.

I am printing in PLA and using CA glue to glue together, keeping my fingers crossed that it will all hold.
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I printed the top of the dome on support which didn't leave the nicest finish on the inside, but as far as I can see this is the only way to print it.
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Starting to come together
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All together and sitting on the rings
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Primed (for the first time).
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After putting a layer of metalic silver on the dome I realised it was nowhere near smooth enough, so have since sanded it back down and gone through many more prime and sand steps.

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  All things BODY related
Posted by: niugnep - 05-08-2018, 04:26 AM - Forum: niugnep - No Replies

Got the three main sections of body finally printed out enough so I can put together the skeleton...

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  Hi from Country NSW Australia
Posted by: Laserman - 05-01-2018, 03:00 AM - Forum: New Members - Replies (2)

G'day all,

I'm out in the bush in Oz, I have a CR-10 S5, a 3D beast (https://cultivate3d.com/) an Up! Plus2 and a Wombot.
I also have a large laser cutter (1600mm x 1000mm) and a small SLA 3D printer which is great for greeblies.

I have basic electronics knowledge, and am building an R2 to have an excuse to learn about Arduinos etc. I haven't really done any programming since the Atari 800 and DEC Vax 11/780 days. I'm pretty sure my COBOL skills aren't going to help all that much Smile

If any Aussies want anything printed in one piece, or anything lasercut, drop me a line. I'm always happy to help out fellow builders, and hopefully learn from everyone here.

I just printed a one-piece R7 dome and it came out great, I've printed the drive gear and R2 dome, ans the upper and lower rings as single pieces as well, and have been really happy with how they turned out.

A long way to go, I'll be starting a build log soon.



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  R2D2 on Ultimaker & Rostock Max
Posted by: cgbobio - 04-27-2018, 06:52 PM - Forum: New Members - Replies (2)

Hello everyone, I'm from Burbank California and I'm currently building my 1st R2D2. I've just about completed printing all of the shell portion of the body up to the dome. Hinge pins are now set and I've started gluing the 2nd ring of body parts together. Looking more like an R2 with every piece! Thanks for adding me to your group!

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  My somewhat not really documented build
Posted by: TheDon - 04-27-2018, 02:49 AM - Forum: TheDon - Replies (1)

I’m terrible at documenting builds since I put a lot of effort into other things but I’ll post photos and what not of what I’ve done here as proof that I made an f2

So far completed 

Styrene Dome - painted, lights, etc 

Printed and assembled 

Body greeblies
Center ankle
Ankle frame thing 
Legs (no greebs)
Outer ankles
Foot drives ready to assemble 
One foot shell
Shoulder hubs

Currently working on 

Center foot frame and Omni wheels

Need to do

Open spool of nylon and print Omni wheel beads. I even bought a food dehydrator to dry the nylon as it prints and maybe make some fruit leather.  

Megacon is end of May and I plan on having at least the body ready to display in static mode without a dome.  I’d like to get a rockler bearing but I’m so getting tired of blowing money on this and my first order stormtrooper.   I swear I need a cheaper hobby, I hear kids are cheaper to raise....

Forgot to mention.


Rostock Max V3 with build chamber enclosure

Print hours on printer since purchased: 1243
Length of filament gone through 17 kilometers

I will be upgrading it next month to a Duet WiFi 32 bit controller, SE3000 hot end, and .9 steppers

Average print speed is right around 70 mm/s with ABS. I spent a lot of time dialing in my filament so I could print fast and retain a lot of detail.

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