Bring our mascot to life! 2D to 3D Design for 3D Printing

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Description:
Our mascot has lived his entire life as nothing more than a 2D image on a screen. It's very sad, and it's time that changed!

We would like to render our buddy into 3D with the ability to print and assemble him with the new wave of MakerBot 2 3D printers. The output should be an SLA files we can slice and print.

The final piece will be used as promotional material and/or just something around the office.
Wants:
Each component should be individual so we can print with the correct color filament and assemble with proper threading / connections after printing.

Moveable joints (shoulders, arms, neck, legs) are preferred and he should be able to stand on his own once assembled.

The assembled size will be printed as 6in and 14in variants.
Don't Wants:
I don't want a file that prints the entire mascot as one piece.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks
  2. Rhinoceros
  3. RhinoCAD
  4. Cinema 4D
  5. AutoCAD

Entries

#2 3D Mascot by jnatzic
This assembly is made up of 2 components, the head and the body. There is a ball joint between the head and the body that allows the head to move in all directions but the rest of the body is rigid. It is also built to scale and is about 6 inches tall.
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2013-02-24 23:06:53
#4 3D_mascot by Dominik
Upload of detailed pictures
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2013-02-26 14:44:56

Discussion

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Matt

Buyer

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:03:52 +0000
Dominik - that looks great. I don't have any other requests, other than final files and the ability to contact you once we move into production to fix any small details if need be.

Thanks!

Dominik

Designer

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:24:50 +0000
Hi Matt.
I did final changes on a mascot design. I have bigger 14 in mascot with ball connected arms and smaller, 6 in mascot with single piece arms.
Also, I made a new shell in the head, body, bolts and antenna. It is because weight and of course, price for used material.
I have both models in .STL fromat, which is OK for Makerbot Replicator 2. So, I will wait for your answer and think we can wrap this up.
Regards Dominik

Matt

Buyer

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:18:34 +0000
'Ball Style' should be fine for the elbow.

Dominik

Designer

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:02:16 +0000
And one question for you.
Do you want to do this single piece arms with a ball shape in the area of the elbow, or same circular cross-section throughout the length of the arms.
New pictures uploaded.

Dominik

Designer

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:49:11 +0000
Hi Matt.
1. Shoulders are one piece with body. I think it is most simple way how to print that and fix in one step.
2. It is no problem to do the arms as a single piece for smaller runs. I can do that maybe in two days...
3. Arm and hand pieces are connected with other smaller ball joints too. Detailed pictures are now uploaded...

Matt

Buyer

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:28:57 +0000
Hey Dominik,

That looks great! Everything looks perfect, I did have a couple questions:

1) How do the shoulders connect to the body? Will those be one piece with the body?
2) I'm thinking the arms should be one piece for smaller runs, but multiple pieces are fine for larger. Can you provide arms both as a single piece (only adjustable at the shoulder) as well as broken out as you have it?
3) How do the two arm pieces connect as well as the hands connect to the arms?

Thanks!

Dominik

Designer

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:04:01 +0000
Hi Matt.
I updated new screenshots of my assembly design. One DWF file is attached also. It is a 3D file format which you can view in Autodesk Design Review for free. There are new ball and nut/bolt connections and 3 pieces of my custom joints for the "antenna" and neck. Details of these joints you can see in DWF file.(or I can send other pictures)
Please let me know your opinion and possible changes. After you will be satisfied, I can shell the head and body of your mascot to finalize a design.

Matt

Buyer

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:49:53 +0000
Hey jnatzic,

Your submission also looks good - but I have the same concerns as I listed above - assembly.

I see you did the ball on the neck - but it doesn't seem to match up size-wise with the body.

It looks good, but the next phase will be threaded joints, ball/sockets, etc

Matt

Buyer

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:54:33 +0000
Sounds good Dominik,

I am excited to se what's next. Please feel free to bounce any ideas you have off me.

Dominik

Designer

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:40:38 +0000
Hi Matt,
thanks for your reply.
I understand what you mean and recently working on the thread and ball joints.
Regards Dominik

Matt

Buyer

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:54:15 +0000
Hey Itsna,

As long as the file can be converted to SLA and be 3D printed using a Makerbot 2, and format it acceptable.

I am not sure what you are referring to with "the finger". Please expand on it and I will answer.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:57:13 +0000
and one again. i little confuse with the finger,can you give the detail?

Matt

Buyer

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:12:33 +0000
Hey Dominik - the upload looks great! However, I did have some concerns, which revolve around "assembly".

Let's take for example the screws in the head. The way I assumed this would assemble is by actually having the screw thread into the head - I'll print the head in orange (with female threads) and the screws in grey (with male threads) - then attach. As it currently sits, it looks like it's all one piece, so I can't print each component then assemble.

I have similar concerns with the neck, arms, lets, antenna, etc. That said, I think the arms and legs can assemble with ball and sockets and the neck would naturally be a threaded nuts/bolt. The antenna I'm still not sure. Perhaps ball/socket up there as well.

Anyhow, I think that'll be the best way to make this something you can truly "assemble".

Nut/Bolt - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4880
Ball/Socket - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5578

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Dominik

Designer

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:32:58 +0000
Hello Matt. I updated a few pictures of your nice logo person. Recently I am assembling all parts together with possibility to move hands, legs and neck. I am really interested in your opinion,. If there is something to change, feel free to let me know and I will fix it.
Thanks

Matt

Buyer

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:48:48 +0000
Please feel free to make a suggestion.

Matt

Buyer

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:48:03 +0000
I didn't really put much thought into it. I was thinking solid body / parts - but now that you mention it - that would use a TON of filament and add considerable weight. Perhaps a hollow head and solid body and feet to add stability?
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:33:46 +0000
Hi Matt do you need hollow like head+body+foot mascot? can you specify that.

Matt

Buyer

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:42:23 +0000
99% would be more than adequate. This is after all a promotional tool to be 3D printed - not a component for a piece of machinery. =)
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:41:06 +0000
I modeled in 99% same size like you gave.

Matt

Buyer

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:50:01 +0000
As a newcomer to the world of CAD / 3D printing, I assumed everything could be made "to scale" (much like the attached vector).

If that's NOT the case, I would say the entire finished product should measure in at 14in. If it makes it easier, I just uploaded an illustrator file that is to scale so various measurements can be taken off of that.

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