Robot "Desk Defender" that Fires Foam Missiles

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Description:
I need help designing a stationary desktop robot that fires foam missiles and I'm looking for an interesting concept design.

This robot would sit on someone's desk, connected to a computer, and would have the ability to fire foam missiles, motion track, and talk. It would:

* Plug into a computer with USB
* Be a stationary robot with no legs, it would sit on some sort of platform and needs to stay balance as it rotates
* Have a motion sensor
* Have a small built-in camera
* Have LED eyes and maybe mouth
* Have an internal speaker for talking and making sounds
* Rotate left and right on its platform
* Have foam missiles either on its arms or on a separate missile launching arm. The arm they are firing from should be able to rotate up and down for targeting.

It should be between 13 and 17 cm tall and at least 10 cm across (roughly).
Wants:
I'm really looking for some creativity here.

This concept is basically a cross between two existing types of products: (1) USB Missile Launchers and (2) "Desk Defenders."

* A USB missile launcher can be controlled from your computer and shoots foam darts

* A desk defender sits on your desk and "wakes up" when someone walks by. Then it will threaten them verbally (i.e. "You will be exterminated," or something similar.

I've attached some photos for you to get an idea of what I'm looking for, including some simple hand sketches I made (I'm not an artist).

I'm looking for a design that makes the robot look somewhat menacing, but also a bit funny/humorous.
Software:
  1. Any software you use

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
1st Winner
#9 The Desktop Defender V2 by Luka B.
Jul 8, 2014 16:19
#15 desk defender by vinya
Jul 19, 2014 7:07
#23 desk defendar by vinya
Jul 24, 2014 5:16
#22 Foam Missile Bot Defender by KenCad
Jul 24, 2014 1:44
#21 D-BUG ROBOT REV.1 by Bogdan M.
Download Files
Jul 23, 2014 20:29
#19 Robo-Foam Missile Defender by KenCad
Jul 23, 2014 3:42
#18 Foam Missile Defender Bot by KenCad
Jul 23, 2014 3:39
#17 D-BUG ROBOT by Bogdan M.
Download Files
Jul 21, 2014 21:28
#16 V3 by Dat Le
Jul 19, 2014 17:35
#1 Robot "Desk Defender" by Irfan
Jun 23, 2014 10:17
#14 CR-006-V1 by Dat Le
Jul 17, 2014 16:14
#13 Mech Desk Defender revision 2 by Simon
Jul 14, 2014 20:19
#12 Robot Desk Defender that Fires Foam Missiles by edward m barnes
Jul 14, 2014 14:14
#10 Mech Desk Defender by Simon
Jul 8, 2014 22:25
#7 V1 by Dat Le
Jul 6, 2014 18:02
#6 Desktop Robot by Aher_Chetan
Jul 4, 2014 4:03
#4 Robot_1 by jnatzic
Jun 28, 2014 20:48
#3 The Desktop Defender with renders by Luka B.
Jun 27, 2014 22:57
#2 The Desktop Defender by Luka B.
Jun 27, 2014 22:49

Discussion

Billy

Buyer

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:01:43 +0000
Neutronix, I look forward to see what you come up with.

Billy

Buyer

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:00:59 +0000
Thank you for your design, Aher C P.

Aher_Chetan

Designer

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:04:41 +0000
Hi Billy, I have sent just concept model, if anything more let me know

Aher_Chetan

Designer

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:19:44 +0000
This is very interesting project. I will be help you & send 3d model as early as per your requirement.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:17:28 +0000
I think I am in as wel.
This is an intresting project.

Billy

Buyer

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:40:46 +0000
Thank you mcluka. I look forward to seeing your design.

Luka B.

Designer

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:36:50 +0000
Great, now I fully understand your requirements. I will post my entry on friday evening due to other work. Regards

Billy

Buyer

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:50:55 +0000
Thanks for your comment mcluka. I will try to be more clear about what I am looking for.

At present, I do not need a fully working prototype, because I do not have the internal launching mechanism or electrical components.

What I do need is something that can be 3D printed and looks like it would work if you are just looking at it or taking a picture of it. I need this so I can try and get some interest in the project, before moving forward and actually developing it.

The functionality I need for this design is:
* It can rotate and stay in position if you move it by hand
* Foam missiles can be mounted on it and removed (But not actually fire). The missiles would rest on small "poles" like the ones in this picture.
(1) http://www.quickship.com/images/thunder-missle-launcher-shoots-4-082.jpg
* It should look like it has a motion sensor and camera (Represented by small indentations or bumps in the design).
* It should have small indentations for a speaker somewhere hidden
* It should have a place to attach some USB cord to the robot (non-working)
* I would also like a design the shape of the foam missiles. They could be around 6cm long. Examples:
(1) http://blogofwishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/usb-mlauncher.jpg
(2) http://www.redferret.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/usbrovingmissilelauncher.jpg
(3) http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/$T2eC16h,!)8E9s4l90QlBQ+dtWNkuw~~60_35.JPG

The overall style that I want is for it to look like a futuristic military defense machine (but with an interesting personality), and with dark colors .

Basically I'm hoping you can make a good guess about how much space all the internal parts will take up, based on what is currently existing in the market. But it is not critical. The design can be modified later if the project moves forward.

Luka B.

Designer

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:03:48 +0000
Hello,

I am interested in to this task, but I need to know if you only want a design with a render, or does it have to be modeled in "product ready to be printed/made" way, so to have the right wall thickness, to have the correct spaces for inner electronics etc?

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