This is a nearly 1/4 scale size replica of the famous R2-D2 droid from Star Wars, designed to be assembled from components which will all fit in a 3D printer with a 120x120x120mm build volume. It was designed to be as detailed as possible, and has moveable legs and head. The center leg even retracts inside the body. This droid also has a secret ability that is revealed in this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a_4KQzSl2k
For a complete set of assembly instructions, please go to http://www.uswaterrockets.com/construction_&_tutorials/3D_Printed_Star_Wars_Droid/tutorial.htm
Note: if you print this model with the intention of charging any type of fee to another person for your services, you agree to give 50% of your fee to the author of this design (USwaterRockets), and 75% of your fee to a reputable charity. You can keep the change. Thank you.
Monoprice Select Mini
0.1mm Layers for best results
Whatever works best for you
See the assembly instructions at http://www.uswaterrockets.com/construction_&_tutorials/3D_Printed_Star_Wars_Droid/tutorial.htm for a complete listing of printed components, and note that the parts were designed to use no support, except for one or two exceptions.
You can sand and paint this droid like any other plastic model kit. Use a color scheme from the films, or come up with your own ideas.
This model was designed completely from scratch, to get experience designing detailed and articulated models intended for FDM 3D printing. It was designed using Alibre 2011, and the models were rotated to optimal build orientation using Meshmixer.