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Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57108] Mon, 19 November 2012 19:48 UTC Go to next message
avatar mygadgetlife  is currently offline mygadgetlife
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This idea came to me a while back, but after struggling to replicate Robby the Robot in the computer in some detail, it struck me: Keep it simple, stupid!

Ceramic prints like simple, and this is as simple as it gets. But the result is great! Hope you all enjoy...

P.S. My daughter immediately pressed Eggbot into service...

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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57113 is a reply to message #57108 ] Mon, 19 November 2012 20:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57119 is a reply to message #57108 ] Mon, 19 November 2012 21:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I recognised him before I read your post, so well done, great idea!
Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57126 is a reply to message #57119 ] Mon, 19 November 2012 23:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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MWAA hah hah hah! That is adorable.


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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57139 is a reply to message #57108 ] Tue, 20 November 2012 10:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Eggcellent!

Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57142 is a reply to message #57139 ] Tue, 20 November 2012 11:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57146 is a reply to message #57142 ] Tue, 20 November 2012 13:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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rofl Smile

nice!
Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57230 is a reply to message #57146 ] Wed, 21 November 2012 12:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How can I get one?

Aha! Found it: http://www.shapeways.com/model/758682/eggbot.html?li=product Box-search

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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57247 is a reply to message #57108 ] Wed, 21 November 2012 20:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Amazing!


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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57274 is a reply to message #57247 ] Thu, 22 November 2012 13:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you everyone for your comments!

Duann - thanks for the blog posting.

I'm amazed just how well he turned out. (It would be wrong to call him 'it'...)

Also, I reckon he would look awesome done in Satin Black - he'd fit the look of the source material exactly IMHO.


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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #57488 is a reply to message #57274 ] Mon, 26 November 2012 14:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mygadgetlife wrote on Thu, 22 November 2012 13:14

Thank you everyone for your comments!

Duann - thanks for the blog posting.

I'm amazed just how well he turned out. (It would be wrong to call him 'it'...)

Also, I reckon he would look awesome done in Satin Black - he'd fit the look of the source material exactly IMHO.


Satin Black would go better for Robby, I was thinking Robot (was his name really just Robot?) from Lost in Space.


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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #64588 is a reply to message #57488 ] Thu, 21 March 2013 14:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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index.php?t=getfile&id=29446&private=0Looks like Robby the Robot from one of my favourite Sci-Fi movies The Forbidden Planet. Robby had hands and legs/feet while the M3/B9 from Lost in Space had claws and track in long shots...hey what can I say I'm a geek. Very Happy

Cracking job I might have to get one in black.index.php?t=getfile&id=29448&private=0

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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #64589 is a reply to message #57108 ] Thu, 21 March 2013 14:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You must be older than me Laughing I grew up with lost in space. I've "seen" Robby but wasn't familiar with him until Pawn Stars and American Pickers talked about him while buying versions of him.


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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #64596 is a reply to message #64589 ] Thu, 21 March 2013 15:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The weird thing is The Forbidden Planet was on TV just yesterday . . . Coincidence?! Probably, yeah, but still weird. The only thing weirder than that is watching Leslie Nielsen play a serious character.


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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #64615 is a reply to message #64588 ] Thu, 21 March 2013 18:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #64624 is a reply to message #64615 ] Thu, 21 March 2013 20:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The actual Robby the Robot prop from the movie is a hugely detailed thing - the build cost was allegedly $125,000 which was a LOT in 1955/56 when the movie was made. The Lost in Space robot was designed by the same bloke - Robert Kinoshita, although others were involved in the design of Robby. (thanks wikipedia)

My model borrows the look in a much more simplified way... just add an an egg!

In any case, I've renamed the model to... Eggby... don't know if I'm happy about that yet :/ What do others think?

The main reason for the rename was to avoid any confusion with the, well, the actual Eggbot product that makers use to decorate eggs and suchlike. There was always the potential for litigation too naming-wise, perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself!


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Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #64636 is a reply to message #64624 ] Fri, 22 March 2013 02:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mygadgetlife wrote on Thu, 21 March 2013 20:56


[snip] My model borrows the look in a much more simplified way... just add an an egg! [snip]



It might be a simplified way but it's recognisable. Even my non geek wife saw him and said "that's the robot from Forbidden Planet...cool"
Re: Eggbot is ready to serve [message #64637 is a reply to message #64589 ] Fri, 22 March 2013 02:55 UTC Go to previous message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Thu, 21 March 2013 14:51

You must be older than me Laughing I grew up with lost in space. I've "seen" Robby but wasn't familiar with him until Pawn Stars and American Pickers talked about him while buying versions of him.


51 this year Laughing I remember I was about 10 or 11 sneaking downstairs in the wee small hours to watch it. Back in the days before VCR's were in every house. My Dad caught me with about 5 minutes to go and said I might as well see the end then...GET BACK TO BED!!

 
   
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