Leonardo Robot ManPosted: March 23, 2010 | Author: atticdweller | Filed under: 3D Printer | Tags: 3D Printer, leonardo robot, makerbot, rapman, reprap | Leave a comment »
Here is my Leonardo Robot.
Enjoy downloading it from: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1769
So a few days ago a friend of mine was itching to build something. They look around and start showing me a neat paper robot from http://www.paperrobots1999.com/home.html
I was thinking it’s really cute, but I have a 3d printer so I had to make one for myself. I realized that the transition from paper to plastic is one that is hard to make.Â It requires joints that work in plastic and all the joints are going to be rigid now. For instance the hips on the paper robot are done by just having loose thread, I can’t do that in plastic.
Anyway, I knew how to make hinges in plastic from my previous post of an evil robot hand here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1413
I then set out to make my own robot. But how should I structure him? A little Golem to call my own to do my evil bidding. I thought I should make him perfect. But how can I make him perfect?Â Suddenly I knew the place and who to ask , Leonardo Davinci’s notebooks. Leonardo sketched up the perfect proportions for a human. So I decided to follow them.
The measurements and all of the proportions can be found here:Â http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitruvian_Man