Posts Tagged ‘toys’

Robot Recipes: Iron Man

Friday, October 13th, 2017

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I can’t believe it took me this long to make an Iron Man Robot Recipe. Two cans, a few milled parts, and a nice powder coat paint job. I might make a couple more of these, probably put some lights inside.

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Milled Parts

All the milled parts.

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Robot Recipes: Captain America

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Captain America

I made a couple of Captain America inspired robots for my nephew’s birthday. They don’t do much, except stand up to major punishment and promote liberty and justice for all. Just like Cap.

Captain America

Captain America

Captain America

Good Job Minions

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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It was her birthday, and she wanted Minion Robots. So she got Minion Robots.

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Robot Recipes - Pumpkin Pi Bots

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Pumpkin Pi Bot

MAKE Magazine ran a how-to on some Thanksgiving themed Robot Recipes, Pumpkin Pi Bots. Made from the cans of pumpkin pie ingredients.

Some parts are straight forward and some parts are so overly complicated, I’d recommend skipping them altogether. But it gave me a chance to use my new Othermill and slip roll. Happy Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Pi Bot

Slip Roller

Pumpkin Pi Bot

Pumpkin Pi Bots

Pumpkin Pi Bots

Pumpkin Pi Bots

Rolling Off the Lot

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

CNCd Toy Cars

Finally finished up some CNC’d toy cars for some nephews. 2.5D cut plywood with some off the shelf wheel assemblies and a couple of coats of shellac. These might look pretty good cut out of walnut.

CNCd Toy Cars

CNCd Toy Cars

CNCd Toy Cars

Lego Experiment: Studs on both sides, Double Lego

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Lego experiment: studs on both sides.  Double Lego

This may not be Kosher with the Lego purists out there, but I milled up a Lego brick with studs on both surfaces. Basically, it has two male ends instead of the traditional one male, one female.

Lego experiment: studs on both sides.  Double Lego

Lego Experiment: studs on both sides

Lego Experiment: double studs

Lego Experiment: double studs

Side note, I used old floorboards as the stock material (maple I think). This may be the perfect material for small desktop CNCs. Flat, milled hard wood that is essentially free. Just watch out for nails.

Milled Lego from old floorboard

Wooden Lego Experiment

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Wooden Lego Experiment

Milled a quick wooden Lego experiment. I can’t believe it fit the first try. Heavily influenced by Notcot.

More to come.

Wooden Lego Experiment

Wooden Lego Experiment

Wooden Lego Experiment

CNC’d Toy Car

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

CNC'd Toy Car with Steel Wheels

Sanded and assembled. All it needs now is some paint.

CNC'd Toy Car with Steel Wheels

Wheels and Axles

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Off the shelf wheels

Pretty beefy wheels and axles for some toy cars. Everything to make these are off the shelf.

18-8 Stainless Steel Female Threaded Round Standoffs - 1/4″ OD 5/8″ Lg. 10-32

Tight-Tolerance Shoulder Screws - 1/4″ Shoulder Dia. - Head Dia.: 3/8″, Head Ht: 3/16″

High-Temperature Silicone O-Ring - 3/16 Fractional Width, Dash Number 322

Prime-Line Products D 1503 Steel Ball Bearing Sliding Door Roller, 1-1/2-Inch, 2-Pack

Toy Cars

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Cars

I’ve been playing with different ideas for wheels recently (more on that soon), and so I obviously needed some toy cars to attach them to. Here are some of the first passes. 2D CNC’d plywood pieces glued together. Needs sanding, finshing, and wheels obviously.

Car A

Car C

Car B