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norman rule
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Has anyone made a 3D printer file of the bots that they are willing to share?
 
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Unless you are wanting to build a giant version I can't understand why you would print them (and I'm not sure how large 3d prints can even go?) Surely it would be cheaper to buy the game than to 3d print. Seems like it would be easy enough to make though... I should try.
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Well, not GIANT, but I would love to have one on my tree! The base bots are a little too small to really stand out.

Say about 4 inches tall. Probably hollow, to keep the weight down.
 
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mrorwell wrote:
Well, not GIANT, but I would love to have one on my tree! The base bots are a little too small to really stand out.

Say about 4 inches tall. Probably hollow, to keep the weight down.


Ah. Now THAT is a fantastic idea. If I don't get time I'll see if my buddy can whip one up.
 
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Ooh - with slightly translucent plastic, and then put it over a christmas light bulb! Print 50 of them and make a tree of Robot lights...

And my wife asks me why I need a 3d printer... HA!
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Exactly!
 
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I passed this along to a buddy of mine who is giving it a shot. He's only done a little bit of work with 3d printing and trying to get the price down to something reasonable.
 
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It's probably too late for this year, but a buddy of mine finally got something up on shapeways if you want to check that out. I'll PM you the link.
 
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Fantastic! Thanks!
 
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The 3D printed bots arrived today and they are fantastic!

Almost double the size of the standard bots... hollow (normal for the 3D printing process) and very light. The surface is mildly textured, but not "rough."

The material appears opaque, but when lit internally, they glow and will look fantastic on the tree!

I've submitted photos to the gallery and attached the first one. Hopefully they will be approved shortly.

If there's interest, I'll post the link to order them on Shapeways.

I take no credit for the effort someone put into creating the file or setting them up on Shapeways!

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He can make them bigger too, but he was trying to keep the price down. I was leery of giving out the link publicly to avoid any potential issues from the publisher. I'm so glad you like them. They look amazing. Sorry he didn't get them done in time for Christmas!
 
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No worries about the timing. This will give me a chance to get a whole set by next year.
 
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