A long time has passed with no updates. I had to take a break and handle life stuff. I picked the ED back up this week.
Since my last update, I've been realizing the potential of the 3D printer. I can print nearly anything. It's really a huge asset in my tool set. With that, it's...
Thanks! I did some detail work last night and will post some more pics later this evening.
Thanks man! The ED-209 is still close to my heart and I will finish! It's a ton of work and it was consuming my every non-family, non-work thought and hour.
Long time no post. I decided to rekindle this project after a hiatus. So yesterday I started to paint the pilot. Here are some progress shots. He's very, very small!
Some highlights (sorry for the blur):
Gloves and boots:
Next will be suit details and...
Hi! No, I haven't finished yet. But such a strange timing of your question. I just restarted this project today! This project was sidetracked when I became consumed by the scratch built ED-209 armature: http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/SMF/index.php/topic,10459.0.html
Regarding the Y-Wing, I...
Yes, it's very helpful having the means to do things myself. ;D
After printing the toe, I was unsatisfied with the hard, angular look. The studio model clearly had a more curved appearance. It bugged me that mine wasn't curved. So I revisited my 3D model.
Here's the first ED-209 parts from the new printer:
First, I had to make SketchUp do what I wanted. I was mostly successful.
Heres' the toe pad during printing. I was pleased the printer produced the tread pattern well:
Finished and pulled straight from the printer...
The software is free for download. I use two applications:
1. Arduino Programmer (http://arduino.cc/en/main/software)
2. Repetier Host for Mac. There's a Windows version too. (http://www.repetier.com/download/)
The entire process is not as overwhelming as the Internets can make it seem...
I found it all over! ;D It wasn't a kit. I sourced all the parts via various sources like Amazon, eBay, and even china! I have a complete bill of materials for anyone interested in building one. The print volume is 8x7x7 - fairly large for what this printer costs to build. I have ~$600 in...
Thanks for the compliment! It's a 3D printer. A delta configuration and all open source. You can learn more about it here: http://reprap.org/wiki/Kossel
It prints parts using plastic extrusion, layer-by-layer. I can print parts at a .1mm resolution. That's pretty tight! More than...
Robocain's build is what gave me the gumption to attempt mine! Excellent work.
Small update. I try to think a few steps ahead throughout a build. As I've gotten closer to having ED's lower half completed, I've been thinking about the body parts. My original plan was to re-use the Horizon...
Progress has slowed due to other commitments but I did get some shop time this weekend. Here's an update-
I needed to thread the shin pin #2-56 so I could attach it to the leg rail. This little threading operation took me 5 tries before I got this result:
This weekend's main goal...
I must apologize for the lack of posts over the last 4 weeks. Life stuff took priority. Also, since my last post, I screwed up royally. I made my first major machining mistake on one of the leg rail assemblies. It was so bad I had to scrap 3 of the 4 parts and start over. It was about 16 hrs...
I'm posting a design update. There's been a running conversation on the RPF regarding the mechanics of the threaded rod and whether or not the original puppet used the threaded rod to move the ED up & down the leg rails.
Here are the images that will hopefully illustrate my...
;D I'll likely weather them in the final stages and take away that spit shine finish.
Thanks! That's very encouraging.
Wow - a great compliment! I'm not sure about the 'smart' and 'talented', though. It's more like 'crazy' and 'determined'. ;) Your feedback is very kind and appreciated...