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#1
At last I can now restart my printing job and the body has started:
[Image: attachment.php?aid=1072]

No much to say now. Completed printing the base and ring 1. I will assemble it while printing ring 2. 
In the spare time I will also go on with my lift for the dome.


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#2
Started the assembly. First ring is quite good:

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1154] [Image: attachment.php?aid=1155]

I also started printing the ring 2, but find out too late that there's a mod for the charge port... No problem, I am reprinting the two pieces also with my own little mod to open the door using a servo. I will put the photos as soon as the parts are ready.

Warping is very little and this means less work before the paint step. I'm quite happy about this!  Smile


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#3
These are the photos of my small mod to open the charge door with small servo:

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1156] [Image: attachment.php?aid=1157] [Image: attachment.php?aid=1158]

Maybe there could be easier solutions, but this is enough for me. If someone else is interested I can upload the models on thingiverse.


This is my build progress until now for the body:

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1159]

The second ring is going on well!  Smile


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#4
Sweet!
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#5
Nice. I wish I had added the servo for the Charge Bay before I built my droid. Now I am faced with adding one after the fact. Much harder, but doable. I like your design...where were you four months ago... hehe

Eebel
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(09-17-2018, 05:45 AM)Eebel Wrote: Nice.  I wish I had added the servo for the Charge Bay before I built my droid.  Now I am faced with adding one after the fact.  Much harder, but doable.  I like your design...where were you four months ago... hehe

Eebel

Four months ago I was definitely doing a dome...  Big Grin

It's really possible to add it after the body has been built and yes, it's surely much harder. The most difficult part would be the slot to add the wire (actually a strightened paper clip). You could try to drill it, but you should find the right spot and the right orientation. After that it's a breeze. Just printing the hinge with the small hole and attaching the servo.

Attached you can find the 3 files that I used for this mod, so if you wish to try it...


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.stl   MB-Ring2-1-modServo.stl (Size: 214.54 KB / Downloads: 22)
.stl   Hinge-Servo.stl (Size: 49.69 KB / Downloads: 19)
.stl   Servo_holder.stl (Size: 21.57 KB / Downloads: 23)
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(09-17-2018, 07:27 AM)mascal Wrote:
(09-17-2018, 05:45 AM)Eebel Wrote: Nice.  I wish I had added the servo for the Charge Bay before I built my droid.  Now I am faced with adding one after the fact.  Much harder, but doable.  I like your design...where were you four months ago... hehe

Eebel

Four months ago I was definitely doing a dome...  Big Grin

It's really possible to add it after the body has been built and yes, it's surely much harder. The most difficult part would be the slot to add the wire (actually a strightened paper clip). You could try to drill it, but you should find the right spot and the right orientation. After that it's a breeze. Just printing the hinge with the small hole and attaching the servo.

Attached you can find the 3 files that I used for this mod, so if you wish to try it...
I think I will try as this is the only panel on my droid without a servo on it.  Also, I have one more channel left on my body Marduino. It seems that it would be fairly easy to measure where to drill based on the STL file you created with the slot in it.

 I'll post pics when I am done.  Thanks for the design tweek!

Eebel
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#8
Some progress, but still much to do!

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1229] [Image: attachment.php?aid=1230]

Ok, still "too short", but it's amazing!   
[Image: attachment.php?aid=1231]
I know that most of you already know that!  Big Grin


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#9
Another small step toward the end:

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1278] [Image: attachment.php?aid=1279]

I estimated the printing time needed to complete the body: about 170 hours!

To fix the biggest warps and defects I also bought a 3D pen. I found it quite useful to fill the missing parts and as I fill with the same abs, there should be a good bound...


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