Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wait, I have an extra month?

Here, I've been thinking that ECCC (Emerald City Comicon) was at the beginning of March  (last year it was), it's at the end of March.  We've got an extra (almost) month.  Phew, L3-G0 *might* actually make it.

So you there!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

It's been a bit

The last post might be more interesting if you're new to this blog.

(Reader discretion advised.  This post is the kind of discussion that causes some Lego fans to become apoplectic.)

I've sort of run into some structural challenges that make it tricky to get L3-G0 onto his feet. Similar to the way Legoland sticks steel framework in their models, L3-G0's going to need some internal structure. I've been working on some of those challenges, and part of that's been learning about 3D printing and laser cutting.

Here's the kind of thing I'm working on, aluminum T-Slot "bones" and 3D printed "bricks" to attach the Lego "skin" to the "bones."

I'll have more to post in a bit, but it's still in progress.  If you want a preview of some of the parts I'm working on for his skin, I've posted several to My Thingiverse Things