All plastic dalek parts

Posted: 2017-09-04 | 3d printing | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print | dalek | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print

I picked up the transparent (or natural) filament today - so I could print off the light covers (ears).

That means all parts from the model are now printed.

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More parts for the Dalek

Posted: 2017-09-03 | 3d printing | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print | dalek | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print

Printing progress. Lots more parts printed. I have run out of blue so some are red. I’ve also run out of red - so the skirts will be in black. All that leaves now is the ears - they need to be in clear - and I need to get some clear filament for those (they will not be painted and need to have LEDs inside).

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Time War Dalek - 2005

Posted: 2017-09-01 | dalek | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print

From what I can see - it looks like the model I’ll be building is a Time War Dalek - 2005

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Project Dalek

Posted: 2017-09-01 | dalek | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print

Did some digging - and have found several voice modulators for arduino out there that can make you sound like you’re a dalek. Some of them also do the lights control. Some mention the wave arduino shield from adafruit as a useful addition.

Didn’t find exactly what I want (I’m more interested in one that can take playback rather than a microphone) but I did find that lots of things link to Project Dalek - looks like a really useful resource.

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Base and bumps

Posted: 2017-08-31 | 3d printing | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print | dalek | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print

The Dalek build has been started.

The base front and back parts have been printed.

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I feel I have to build a Dalek

Posted: 2017-08-31 | 3d printing | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print | dalek | Series: Building a Dalek - 3D Print

While I was digging for some inspiration for a new 3d model I happened across the Accurate Dalek Model by user Audrey2.

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Filter holder for Polar Pro

Posted: 2017-08-25 | 3d printing | mavic | polarpro | fusion360 | simplify3d

I recently picked up a set of PolarPro’s Cinema ND and ND+Polarizer filters for DJI Mavic drone. They come in a nice box supported in foam but are a bit fiddly to get in and out.

Did some looking online and found a nice tool to allow you to keep your fingers off the filter glass.

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Printing Pac-Man

Posted: 2017-08-21 | 3d printing | pac-man | fusion360 | simplify3d

I was watching a video on 3D Printing Nerd’s youtube channel where he was printing a Pac-Man ghost (video at the end of this post).

It made me think that it could be fun to do something similar.

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Test 3d print spinner

Posted: 2017-07-04 | 3d printing | fidget spinner | spinner | fusion360 | simplify3d

So - the kids are taken by the current fidget spinner craze.

I have to say that personally - they seem like simple gyroscopes - but OK - they think they’re interesting.

So - what can we do with that to make it more interesting (and perhaps just a...

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Testing photogrammetry and mapping

Posted: 2017-07-03 | mavic | photogrammetry | altizure | dronedeploy | dji

Testing some of the mapping and 3d/photogrammetry apps out there with the mavic yesterday.

Had some issues with the mavic’s camera focus (was out of focus even when pre-set) so I’ll need to try again.

But - two maps with drone deploy and one 3d model...

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