PinShape's toy contest is in it's final day and I'l love your likes on 3 of my designs, one of which is brand new today. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to follow these 3 links and like these designs. You may need to sign up for PinShape if you aren't already:
ModWheels, CyBot, Handimon. (Optional TARDIS Run, Chessbot and Troke)
I am accepting suggestions for a better name for that last one.
If that's all you need then go and vote, you have a day from the time this is posted. What follows is some details about each of these project and where they can go.
Each of these designs can easily kick off to a much larger project. If they do kind of depends a number of factors, most notable of which is if anyone else thinks they're as cool as I do. So, to give you an idea of where these projects are going here's a little detail about each one:
HandimonThis is a project I started even before I had a 3D printer. As such I've never really printed it myself. My one picture of it in reality comes from the one person on Thingiverse who has printed one.
It was inspired by the ventriloquist Señor Wences and the helping hands on Labyrinth. I was also doing a lot with modular rings at the time. I started with the most basic design possible but the plan was to add changeable noses, hair and accessories.
Of course danging really nice prizes in front of me is a good way to motivate me to change that position.
There's a lot more that can still be done with the joint system. I'd like to explore them in a series of animals, dinosaurs, and clip on accessories that can be mix-and-matched with other sets to make cool things. Like a cow that can be combined with the base robot to make a minataur or centaur.
I also want to explore making a set that is more SLS friendly with big holes in it to make it cheaper for services like Sculpteo or Shapeways that can handle a little finer detail but charges by volume.
So... that's it. If you want to see more of these let me know.