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Hello from Northern Illinois! - stugpanzer - 03-19-2019

I have wanted to build a droid for quite some time now.  I have several 3d printers and would like to get a start.  I will, no doubt, have a ton of questions as I proceed!  Thanks for having me!


RE: Hello from Northern Illinois! - Eebel - 03-19-2019

Welcome aboard!

Most people start with the dome and then work down. The latest stuff from MrBaddeley is pretty awesome. The Mark II body has been cut into smaller pieces for the smaller printers and has lots of improvements over the Mark II design. I would set your goals on based on how much you want your droid to do. Having that in mind pick a control system so you have an idea of any mods specific to your doors might need to be made to minimize reprints.


Eebel


RE: Hello from Northern Illinois! - stugpanzer - 03-19-2019

(03-19-2019, 05:31 PM)Eebel Wrote: Welcome aboard!  

Most people start with the dome and then work down.  The latest stuff from MrBaddeley is pretty awesome.  The Mark II body has been cut into smaller pieces for the smaller printers and has lots of improvements over the Mark II design.  I would set your goals on based on how much you want your droid to do.  Having that in mind pick a control system so you have an idea of any mods specific to your doors might need to be made to minimize reprints.


Eebel

Thanks for the input.  I am doing my homework presently!


RE: Hello from Northern Illinois! - phul007 - 03-20-2019

(03-19-2019, 10:42 PM)stugpanzer Wrote:
(03-19-2019, 05:31 PM)Eebel Wrote: Welcome aboard!  

Most people start with the dome and then work down.  The latest stuff from MrBaddeley is pretty awesome.  The Mark II body has been cut into smaller pieces for the smaller printers and has lots of improvements over the Mark II design.  I would set your goals on based on how much you want your droid to do.  Having that in mind pick a control system so you have an idea of any mods specific to your doors might need to be made to minimize reprints.


Eebel

Thanks for the input.  I am doing my homework presently!

Also look at where you are going to use your R2D2, inside or out , hot or cold as it will determine if you use PLA or ABS due to strength and also heat.


RE: Hello from Northern Illinois! - Eebel - 03-21-2019

I recommend PETG for the structural parts of the droid. It is easier to print than ABS and stronger than PLA.

Eebel