I-Sobot color wear

Takara Tomy's i-SOBOT is the first humanoid "toy" launched at end of 2007. This forum is dedicated to hacking the i-SOBOT.
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I-Sobot color wear

Post by Mudbugnla » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:11 pm

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:11 pm

I agree with a small piece of tape. Be careful when painting as the paint may eat through the plastic. They make paint specifically for plastic, but I would not know which brand to use on an I-Sobot.
I agree with a small piece of tape. Be careful when painting as the paint may eat through the plastic. They make paint specifically for plastic, but I would not know which brand to use on an I-Sobot.
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Post by Mudbugnla » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:14 pm

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:14 pm

Would one of the admins or mods please add this to the paint wear and tear. I accidentally clicked new post instead of reply. Thanks so much.
Would one of the admins or mods please add this to the paint wear and tear. I accidentally clicked new post instead of reply. Thanks so much.
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Post by Humanoido » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:50 am

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Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:50 am

I think one of the modeler experts could answer the paint question. For metal, they use anodizing to give color. For plastic, there's special colored enamels ideally suited. A chemical additive, such as acetone, can actually eat away and melt plastic, and some mismatched paints can cause a lasting sticky conclusion. So we'll need an expert or a brave person to try out the paint approach, - maybe on a small less conspicuous back section or a tiny area on the bottom of the i-SOBOT foot?

Another approach that can bypass the paint altogether is the use of decals. There's peel and stick, water and stick, and some talk about using the decorative sheets designed for cell phones. You can even design your own by feeding the special sheets into a computer printer. The latter could be very interesting. Someone with an artistic flair for robotics could come up with an i-SOBOT robotic designer outfit and post the file on the forum.

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I think one of the modeler experts could answer the paint question. For metal, they use anodizing to give color. For plastic, there's special colored enamels ideally suited. A chemical additive, such as acetone, can actually eat away and melt plastic, and some mismatched paints can cause a lasting sticky conclusion. So we'll need an expert or a brave person to try out the paint approach, - maybe on a small less conspicuous back section or a tiny area on the bottom of the i-SOBOT foot?

Another approach that can bypass the paint altogether is the use of decals. There's peel and stick, water and stick, and some talk about using the decorative sheets designed for cell phones. You can even design your own by feeding the special sheets into a computer printer. The latter could be very interesting. Someone with an artistic flair for robotics could come up with an i-SOBOT robotic designer outfit and post the file on the forum.

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