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It's funny when your watching a show and think, "Hey I wonder if anyone has tried to make a DRD that works?"; and when you look up images, you get a link to EZ-Robot.:D

Just making an observation that people might find EZ-Robot even when not looking for it. ;)

#2  

Haha , that's very true! I found ez robot the same way. The forums are a magnet.

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That is so awesome! I am going to 3d print one immediately!

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Hahaha , nice , if you 3d model one for print on the makerbot do you mind sharing it;) ? I just printed "Moya" the starship a couple weeks ago

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#5  

Lol, I just tried to look for a "Like" button on these posts, Farscape is great!

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@DJ - print one out to fit over a Roomba. It will look cool and be practical. You can have it kick'n around the office for more entertainment on the web cams.

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I hope this gets done. I sure would like to build one.

#10  

I with Steve, a version to fit over a Roomba/Create would be awesome. i would pay one of you guys with a 3d printer to print one for me....

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#11  

I'm getting a little excited at the thought of 3D printing DRDs and having them fully functional!

So with the Makerbot replicator 2 there will be some size constraints in order to print the body to scale, unless it was cut in half and then adhered together later on.

I was thinking that these lamps from ikea would be perfect for the DRD eyes, as they would be pre-wired with LEDs already that are super bright.

#12  

Good find Jeremie.... those leds would be perfect...

#13  

It's fun to see how digging into history can spark new ideas.:D

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I came across this today. It looks like the kit from the original post. It doesn't give the dimensions but it looks to be smaller than a Roomba. And I am quite sure some of the folks here can do a much better job of making this thing mobile than they did on this page.

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#15  

Can I revive this DRD and Roomba thing? I still like the idea. Just need someone to design/make the shell.

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Hey , yes I'm reviving this thread because I know lots of people like it. I'm working on a 3d design for farscape DRD tonight using the following pics as reference.

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#17  

I really like the center pop up light cylinder

#18  

Yes! I love this little thing. I'm really looking foreword to seeing this. Are you going to paint it with the worn and dirty look or factory fresh look? Personally I like the battered look. Any new or improved ideas on what you'll be having it do other then just run around the house avoiding things?

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Hey Zap! , I am newer to 3d design so I will do my best, but I really want to go all out with details and even improvements over the original prop. The prop was a small RC car and not much room for anything. Thanks to ez robots v4 small footprint we will have more options. As for function , I don't know. What do you want yours to do? Maybe a decorative flashy bot that is a decoration that moves every once in a while? Maybe it moves, but "likes" a particular area? I really was thinking of taking one to DragonCon and see how many people will take pics with it. Also , a roomba is perfectly round and really too big to serve as a base. That doesn't mean roomba wheels and motors would not be useful though.

#21  

Well, I was thinking if it was on a Roomba base it could just wander around like a Roomba. But if it won't fit on the full base maybe the Roomba motors and wheels can be used to make it do similar things.

#22  

It actually might fit the guts of a roomba the base of the drds on the show had a base of about 14"x10". While a roomba is 13" in diameter the guts are just over 9". So with scans of the roomba guts we could conceivably engineer a shell for a Roomba. My printer can print a 1:1 scale drd shell as one piece. So if we can get a model I can print out shells for all of us.

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#23  

I found this pair of flexible reading lights that seem like they would work out nicely on a DRD:D

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