2013 Robo Ducki , Gift To Dj & The Ez Robot Staff

jstarne1

USA
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Here is the finish Ducki Six!


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Just before anyone asks "why a duck" I will explain. Dj the founder of EZ Robot collects rubber ducks and he also brought the world EZ builder, EZ bits ,EZB v3 and now V4 all right around the corner.. In efforts to show our appreciation and celebrating ez robots success we made a custom ez robot themed robot ducky! I will show some build photos of the process and work that has gone into this. Also Troy pitched in as well to help out with supplies need to make the ducki robot ( thats Ducki like Roli).

I will post the final product this evening , until then you get to see the process behind the build.

Anthony played a big role in this build using 3d magic to scale parts to the desired size for Robo Ducki. Turns out they were perfect size for micro servos! There was some trial and error but Anthony was able to customize a duck with even better facial features than the first version stl i found on thingyverse. Since Anthony also had a 3d printer he was nice enough to do the test prints and the model eventually used in the end product. I was going to use a 3d printing service but not I realize that wouldn't been nearly as good as what we have come up with. So definitely give Anthony Props!

it started out as a funny sketch
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And then came the prototyping. I'm not sure how many test prints there were but there had to have been 2 or 3.

here is the model i used to start off with
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Alright so getting the print we already had thought up that the duck would be divided into a top and bottom half. This way you can lift to topto expose the inside space soon to be for a ezb. We ddon't actually have a ezb yet to put inside so we can just prep little dude incase ez robot wants him running around the office.:)

Here are some close up pics , you see the geometric surface of the print. Like a wireframe.
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In the previous pics the servo blanks have been painted black. I don't have any micro servos so for the build we are utilizing 3d printed blanks. Hot glue holds them in place and can be popped apart and real servos hot glued in place. The 3d printed ez bits are coated with white acrylic titanium white paint to better match the white brilliance of the ducki body.
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@Rich, " Sick" i love it.

I would love to do a Roli Ducki version as well , it's a fun cool way to give back to ez robot.:)
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Here comes the painting of the eyes and the epoxy coating. There are small imperfections but for the most part it looks like porcelain covered in glass.
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You guys are awesome. I knew this community was cool but that's just good old fashion nice.:)
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Awesome job guys! I have to say that six legged duck is super creepy in a really cool kind of way.
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Alright , ducky epoxy coating is cured and ready for leg bracket attachments.
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Wow
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I know , lol. Hopefully the creepy doesn't out weight the cool. My first idea was a Roli ducky but Anthony already wanted to make a micro sized Six so it just worked out that way.
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Lol , the aflac duck. Well it has a place for the ezb v4 and battery.
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Awesome community:) you guys really quackme up.....DJ and staff are gonna luv it!
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Great job guys! All the credit goes to Josh and Anthony for their creativity and craftsmanship. I just chipped in on the project.
Merry Christmas EZ-Robot.
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Which was a help i assure you , i spent 35 bucks buying supplies soon as I got the pla print to work with. Things like paints , primer , sandpaper and 2 part epoxy.
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Synthiam
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Awesome community Smile you guys really quackme up.....DJ and staff are gonna luv it!


HAHAH @irobot58 !:)
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Just lost for words about this duck / hexapod.
Love to see a video of it at EZ-Robot Inc.

:):):):)
J
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I sent the robo ducky on the 10th out to EZ Robot so if they want to put the ezb v4 inside and run it around they can:) otherwise it's a cool desk toy.
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they should receive it anytime now , if not already.
We included a Hallmark card congratulating them on their success as well.