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Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47704] Tue, 01 May 2012 14:23 UTC Go to next message
avatar Psychobob  is currently offline Psychobob
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Greetings Shapeways community!

I received this about a month ago, but haven't posted anything about it yet as I needed some time to put it together, sand, paint and wire up the LED circuit. If anyone managed to make it to the London Shapeways meetup in Southbank, you may have seen a few pictures of this already as I brought some pics there on my tablet.

The model is probably the most complicated I've attempted to date, but I am extremely happy with the results. This time I'm keeping it! This is not a present for any friends, this time it's all mine!!! Twisted Evil

It's printed completely in WSF in order to keep the cost down and I sanded a lot down by hand. I know Shapeways offers Polished WSF which I've used before and it's great, but I was convinced some of the parts wouldn't survive the polishing process.

I'll try not to go into loads of detail here, if you want to read how I did this in a little more detail, please check my blog here (http://psychobobarts.blogspot.co.uk - The name needs work, I know!). I'll post a video on the blog also in a few days once I had a chance to do some colour correction on what I've shot so far.

Edit: The video is now on my blog

I used acrylic paint in an airbrush to paint this (first time I used one Very Happy ). It was definfitely a learning experience, but I don't think I could have achieved some of the subtle weathering look without one (you may not be able to see it in these pics. Once the video has been uploaded to youtube and I've linked to it in my blog, you should see some close ups where you can see this easier).

This is actually part 1 of this model, part 2 is where I make the base (that will probably be 3D printed also!).

index.php?t=getfile&id=16480&private=0
(Baby Atlas! Razz)

Here's a shot of the back of it
index.php?t=getfile&id=16482&private=0

In keeping with all my other projects, Atlas of course comes with LEDs!
index.php?t=getfile&id=16481&private=0

And of course, if it has lights, you need to see it in the dark!
index.php?t=getfile&id=16483&private=0


Thanks for reading!

[Updated on: Tue, 01 May 2012 21:59 UTC]


Check out my blog on my 3D print projects:
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Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47706 is a reply to message #47704 ] Tue, 01 May 2012 14:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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holy macaroni Surprised this is incredible!!

shows the true powers of 3D printing together with DIY stuff!

any plans already for future models/projects?


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Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47708 is a reply to message #47704 ] Tue, 01 May 2012 14:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Simply amazing and inspiring!


www.bradykineticcuriosities.com A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47713 is a reply to message #47708 ] Tue, 01 May 2012 20:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the kind words! Knowing that other people find some of my projects cool actually drives me to do the next project, so I always appreciate it when someone says they like something I've done Very Happy

@Mitchell: As for future projects, the first one to do is technically part 2 to this model; the base. I'm planning on printing a custom made base for this. This will be a mini project as it will have a few suprises itself. After that, I dont have any specific project in mind but I'm sure I'll find one Smile


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Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47734 is a reply to message #47713 ] Wed, 02 May 2012 01:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How much did the whole thing cost you so far?
Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47747 is a reply to message #47734 ] Wed, 02 May 2012 09:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Ralphulous:

It's a little difficult to say how much exactly as it all depends on how you look at it, but no matter how you look at it, it's not exactly cheap.

I think I've spent about £120-£130 in total including miscellaneous bits for post printing work (filler, paint, sanding paper, electric components, varnish etc ...). As some of the extras are left over, one way you could look at it is that you haven't spent all this money on this one project as you have left overs .... unfortunatly the other way is you needed to buy this material to complete this project so it should all count Confused

Of course, no costs mentioned include any labour or time costs as I did the work for myself for free Razz


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Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47752 is a reply to message #47704 ] Wed, 02 May 2012 12:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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truly awesome dude. Very Happy
Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47814 is a reply to message #47704 ] Thu, 03 May 2012 13:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is really cool. Especially with the LED


Enjoys spending 98 hours a week learning, making and designing stuff. The picture of me as a kid is... pretty much what you're dealing with.
Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #47830 is a reply to message #47704 ] Thu, 03 May 2012 16:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Whoa Shocked
totaly like it! Smile
Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #48111 is a reply to message #47830 ] Wed, 09 May 2012 08:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow, this is some spectacular work!

The LED is a very good addition, gives it much more life.

Well done, seriously impressive.



Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #48273 is a reply to message #47704 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 17:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Psychobob  is currently offline Psychobob
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Thanks for all your comments. Lights = cool+

@josheppaul: If you check out my blog there should be some details there. Hope that helps.


Check out my blog on my 3D print projects:
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Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #48280 is a reply to message #48273 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 19:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is awesome!!!!

Now on the Shapeways Blog...


Duann Scott

Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #49257 is a reply to message #48280 ] Fri, 01 June 2012 02:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Winning! This is really spectacular.
Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #49544 is a reply to message #47704 ] Fri, 08 June 2012 02:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very...
Very...
VERY COOL!
Re: Portal 2 - Atlas co-op bot [message #49907 is a reply to message #47704 ] Sat, 16 June 2012 05:35 UTC Go to previous message
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....waaaannnnnttttt


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