Posts Tagged ‘toys’

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

9 Volt Battery Holder

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

9 Volt battery in place

I have yet to find a decent 9 Volt battery holder. So I’ve just designed it into the internal structure of my latest robot.

Layers stacked up

A bunch of CNC’d aluminum plates held together by standoffs. The battery sits in a cutout and a set screw holds it in place from the bottom. More to come.

1/8" thick aluminum cut by Othermill

Robot Rabbits

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Robot Rabbits

Made every kid in the family a robot rabbit this Christmas. Each kid got their favorite color. Each one sized according to age.

Robot Rabbits

Robot Rabbits

Robot Chest Plates (and Bottom Plates)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Chest Plate Powder Coated

Lately, I’ve been making a lot of robot chest plates and bottom plates. I’ve been experimenting with modifying steel electrical plates, technically called universal crossbars. Machining, bending, and modifying them. Typically, I get mine from Grand Brass (and this one).

So far, I like the results.

Bending Robot Chest Plates

Chest Plate Build

Chest Plate Build

Flan Bot Bottom Plate

Flan Bot Bottom Plate

Blue Bot

Bottom Plate Assembly

Robot Recipes Build Class

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Robot Recipe Build Class

I ran a Robot Recipes Building Class at ITP Camp last week. It was a of fun, very interesting to see all of the different designs.

Robot Recipes

Robot Heads

Robot Bodies

M.I.C.K.E.Y.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

M.I.C.K.E.Y.

The birthday girl wants a Mickey robot, the girl gets a Mickey robot. Meet M.I.C.K.E.Y., two tuna cans, a a green bean can, two old Kodak 50mm film canisters, a couple washers, and some white push buttons.

M.I.C.K.E.Y.

M.I.C.K.E.Y.

M.I.C.K.E.Y.

M.I.C.K.E.Y.

Happy birthday Georgie.