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Hey guys, sorry it's been so long since I posted a project....too long. Let's just say that the last few years have been a bit busy with the Revolution....viva la Revolution! Winky

So I've had the dream for a long time to have my own walking and talking robot version of Voltron but using the toys was going to be way too expensive. I would also have been quite sad to ruin such an awesome collector's item. When I found out that someone was creating a free 3D printable Voltron design I was all over it! It took upwards of 100 hours of printing and about $100 in filament but it was definitely worth it. Here's a picture of the main components:

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In hindsight, I likely didn't have to print out that all the parts that I did and I didn't have to use the highest quality print setting either (0.1mm). I probably could have saved a lot of time if I'd planned things out a little better but I'm the kind of guy that wants to see it all laid out and then start subtracting.

I've been at the build for a couple months so far and it's getting close to completion. There's just a few challenges ahead of me that I have to overcome. My progress can be followed on my
Flickr Page or Instagram: @skater_j10 if you're into that whole social media thing.

The 3D design of Voltron was done by Juri at 3Dworkbench who has done many other amazing designs. Optimus Prime, Ninja Turtles, and Sound Wave to name a few. I'm also pretty excited that he's completing his Robotech Valkyrie design this week! Smile

Anyway, Here's what it'll look like in the end, lol, it's what I'm imagining at least:

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@Jeremie... Hey, did we say you could have fun? Now get back behind your desk and invent some new ez robot hardware... Sheeesh... Tongue Kidding of course.... I have to get my nose out of inMoov once in a while. Lots of cool projects out there.... I am liking this one a lot... Keep us posted as you progress... Smile

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Lol, thank you for your permission @RR Winky

Speaking of thank you's. I wanted to thank ezrobot and @DJ for helping me get this far with the build. Without the donated parts and great suggestions this project wouldn't have gotten off the ground....er.....bench!

I'm pretty excited to bring Voltron to life, I'll be posting progress here too. Here's a pic of my messy bench Smile

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#4

Does that come with the sword?

I really would love to have that. @Jeremie, could you please let us know a parts list and cost when you are done?

Thanks!
Wayne

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@WayneA Yes, the blazing sword and shield files are also available to print.

I'll try my best to keep track of the material and parts costs. Just be aware that some heavy modifications are needed to form the 3D prints around the Lever servo-motors

#6

Ya, looks like a great project. Looking forward to seeing it walking.

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You call THAT a messy bench ... lol.
I wish mine looked like that on a good day!
Enjoy your build.

#8

Yes! Now this is what DIY builds are all about! What fun. I love stuff like this. Nice work.

Watching DJ convert his early toys into functional robots are what lured me to EZ Robot and the world of robotics in the first place. I know Revolution is what EZ Robot is all about now a days and it pays the bills up there for you guys but I wish there was more focus on stuff like what you're doing here. After all isn't this the natural path to advance to after the kids and us adult children learn basic EZ Robot robotics from Revolution turnkey robots? Smile

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Thanks @Dave yeah that's the appeal for me too Smile

@DJ suggested I post all my pictures in the forum as well, so here it goes:


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#10

@Jeremie... I forgot just how versatile ez bits are... They are a great, compact design for levers and rotational joints... JD's foot plate and ankle are perfect for your bot.... Smile