Will Huff's Lost in Space B9 robot build


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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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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.
Will What or how did you make the original parts out of, to make the molds .
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Will that is very interesting.  I wish I had a 4th axis on my CNC machine.