Archive for the ‘3D Printing’ Category

Thought I should do an update of my trip recently to Robogames.  Competition-wise, Chimera was a complete and utter disappointment.  I ended up burning up 2 of my RX-64s for some unknown reason.  Luckily I did get to show it off for a little while on qualifying day.  Completely qualified and looked great by the way.  I got to do a demo that day as well where some press video taped Chimera and Insanity Wolf going at it for about 15 minutes.  I would like to see what comes of that footage.

After that though, burned up my servos, and couldn’t compete due to disqualification at setup time before my matches.  I did get fixed and competed in an exhibition match for fun again Godless Endeavor and I think I took that one, but it was fun to just finally get to compete.

Otherwise it was good showing off Chimera to a lot of people, and the 3D printing really brought in a lot of the crowd to see how I did it.  If you were any of the attendees to Robogames and Mech Warfare, and you stumbled across my card, I hope you drop a message by here and let me know what you thought of Chimera.

I will post pictures of Chimera and Mech Warfare as I find them.  To start though, here is a video montage of Mech Warfare, I put the start time to my exhibition match, but rewind the whole thing to check out all the mechs.

I think the posters will be available sometime soon from me (Rusty Wrench Robotics) and/or at the Mech Warfare site.  Remember, all the proceeds are going to help us to continue to improve the arena and other aspects to make Mech Warfare better for the viewers.

Here is Chimera showing the walking for the first time.  It isn’t optimized, but it is exciting.  Paint is complete also.

Quick peek at the black primer I put down on the pieces so far.  Gives it a nice look, and highlights all the details.  Sorry about the blurriness, took it from my phone.

Showing all the parts it took to create Chimera… 37 custom 3D printed parts in all.

Exploded view

Finally finished everything in my design that I wanted.

The final product

Close up head on

Render in the warehouse

Got started on putting in all the targeting equipment and the few final pieces to be done. I can see the end……..

The top finally goes onto Chimera

Showing what I have hiding underneath (targeting equipment).

Rear view of everything.

Been working hard, this last 15% is the hardest to get right. Here are some updates.

Got my 3D prints of the leg pieces back from Shapeways.com.  They look amazing.