Sunday, May 28, 2017

PVC Shavings and The First Shirt

Again, the cursed lawn tractor took up my free time. Went to clean the carburetor and it nearly fell apart in my hand. I think I found the problem.

Anyway, had to do some after market mods to the T junctions for the crossbeams.

Man, PVC gets everywhere when you're cutting holes in it.


 Gonna be harambe-gluing them together this weekend.

Also finally got around to making a custom T-shirt.

This upcoming Thursday is when my residency with the local Makers Guild officially begins, meaning a sweet $500 to invest into it and more progress! Now I just need to get my van on the road to move the big bits...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Didn't get much work done yesterday 'cause the lawn tractor died and I spent the day diagnosing it. Probably an ignition coil ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

With my residency coming up (meaning some extra $$$ and a groovy workspace) I thought I'd lay things out to see what's what.

 Moved my van around and climbed onto the roof get these sort of shots.
 Its much bigger than the tractor >:)
Hey, my other car!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Attaching da feetz

Making a step in the right direction. Ran out of machine screws (aka bolts) so that put a bit of a stop in progress.  Another shopping trip!

Definitely need more crossbeams.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tiny feet

Says it all.  Hard to balance and stuff.  They're only 4"x13" as compared to a 3' wide torso...

Got some more PVC and with a new design built some new shins. Here's how they compare.

 Feet are 26" long and 10" wide.

Might need cross-baces on the sides.

Gonna mount the straps & tension rods tomorrow night and give 'em a test run this weekend, if all goes to plan. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Footing around

So I finally bit the bullet and started riveting. Only problem is the punches that I bought weren't tough enough, so I ended up drilling holes for the rivets instead.

First three seams riveted:

 Preparing to fit onto the shin. Approx 28" tall.

Fits a bit oddly. But that's to be expected.

Ankle slots are very handy. If only I thought to put them in!

Riveting was easier than expected. Planning on doing some more mech building later this week after work instead of working on my webcomic. Also need some black plastic to make a dust cover for the frame... so much to do, so much fun. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

I gots a 3d printer

The government hasn't whisked me away to secret underground labs (yet), I just got a 3d printer and have been goofing off- er, have been exercising my 3d modeling skills in preparation for making unit 02. Dimensions for Unit 01's basic chunky armor have been measured and will be built (hopefully!) this upcoming weekend!

I wonder what sort of bits I could make with my 3d printer that would be handy. Maybe giant robot finger bones (5 1/2" print bed) and joystick grips?

All well, here's some of my first prints of some stuff I modeled!