Will Huff's Lost in Space B9 robot build

fxrtst

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I'm adding my Lost in Space B9 robot build to my growing list of robots. To kick it off I've just edited a new video showing how I create the silicone rubber parts for the B9 robot. WARNING: its 10 minutes long...and paint drying might be more interesting.



And here is a very old video of my first attempt at replicating the B9. This will now change as technology has changed and now with Synthiam products I should be able to build an amazing robot!

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#8  
Always great stuff!

thanks for the videos
#9  
Will   your remake of the video is extraordinary, I enjoyed watching every minute of it.  I am sure you made lots of B9 Builders happy.
#11  
@Nallycat...thanks! I've made approximately 500 sets of these parts ovr 12 years!

@EZang60 yup i know them very well...here is my shop and 100 gallons of silicone..for my part making...
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#12  
wow - I guess you DO know them lol
Synthiam
#13  
That is so cool!!!! I so enjoyed watching the making of the silicon parts. You make it look easy but haha I wouldnt even know where to start
#14  
Glad you like it. The great thing about my film background is my training started in the shops where I learned about all the manufacturing process.

As example the mold are made of a very strong epoxy and something called aqua resin. You could throw these things off a building and they would come out unscathed. 

I’m able to mass produce anything like robots using similar techniques.
#15  
Will What or how did you make the original parts out of, to make the molds .
#16  
I was 12 years ahead of my time.  I used a computer to design the parts in Lightwave Modeller, based on the measurements on the hero parts from the original robot. I had the them 3D printed by a third party company (the big leg section was 3D milled by a robot arm ) The parts were sanded smooth and then molded. The reason for the intricate break away mold was so there were no seams on the legs or knees.
#17  
That was quite a feat for 12 years ago, was this 3d machine a cnc router and what was it milling for the model was it foam, wood, etc.
#18  
For the legs it was a robot arm. It was carved from dense foam. Like in this video.



The other parts were printed on the old powder printers.
#19  
Thanks Will that is very interesting.  I wish I had a 4th axis on my CNC machine.
#21  
Hi mcsdaver, you have great robots, I watched your videos,

where did you go, I have not seen you, please come back and display more of you work

Thanks

EzAng
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fxrtst , what kind of printer was that?


What is a old powder printers?
EzAng
#23  
It’s a early resin printer.
#24  
Thanks,

How are things with you?

EzAng
#25  
Good and busy making progress.
#26  
What is the latest on your progress?

EzAng
#27  
Hoping to have the first episode drop on Star Wars day May the 4th. So busy finishing episode 3. Need to be ahead several episodes.