Help using google sketchup to make parts?

Discussions regarding building a walking robot at home. Most of the robots participating at Robo-One competitions are custom fabricated.
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Help using google sketchup to make parts?

Post by robogeek3 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:35 am

Post by robogeek3
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:35 am

I want to make parts to turn my robonova into something similar to an omnizero. So I want to make the 3-d model brackets and get them 3-d printed. But I am having trouble using google sketch to make these parts. Any advise would be appreciated.

Parts like this:
http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=543
I want to make parts to turn my robonova into something similar to an omnizero. So I want to make the 3-d model brackets and get them 3-d printed. But I am having trouble using google sketch to make these parts. Any advise would be appreciated.

Parts like this:
http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=543
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Post by l3v3rz » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:18 pm

Post by l3v3rz
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:18 pm

A few thoughts:
1. Make sure you work through the tutorials on sketchup site
2. Look on the web for other tutorials - there lots of youtube videos etc
3. Look on the web for 3D models you can re-use or modify- you may find you need other program to help convert file formats
4. Add dimensions - areas too thin or too close won't print
5. Keep it simple to start with and do it bit by bit
A few thoughts:
1. Make sure you work through the tutorials on sketchup site
2. Look on the web for other tutorials - there lots of youtube videos etc
3. Look on the web for 3D models you can re-use or modify- you may find you need other program to help convert file formats
4. Add dimensions - areas too thin or too close won't print
5. Keep it simple to start with and do it bit by bit
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Post by l3v3rz » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:22 am

Post by l3v3rz
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:22 am

Here's an example of something I created in sketchup and printed via shapeways.com

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Trying tio get it walk now.
Here's an example of something I created in sketchup and printed via shapeways.com

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Trying tio get it walk now.
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