[Lab] mario kart shell
jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 08:47:57 EDT 2011
Sweet thanks allot for the break down. I think this means i will be
making one of these lol
Jean-Marc Le Blanc
"Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also note, this assumes no botched parts... If you botch a print, then you
> will need to re-print that part. Which can cost a lot of plastic (since the
> longer the print, the higher the chance of blowing it, so the largest parts
> are the most likely to botch). That said you could print the whole set
> without screwing a single part up if your printer is tuned well and working
> well. Just pointing this out.
> - Paul
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com>
>> First let me say, thank you for pointing this thing out to me... I totally
>> want to build one now lol...
>> Here are the estimates based on the UP software's print preview function.
>> (which I've found to be very accurate)
>> Now keep in mind that this is based on printing on an UP, using my current
>> settings (with loose infill). And using ABS.
>> You might want to use solid infill for some of these parts for structural
>> strength, luckily it's most likely the smaller parts that need to be solid.
>> Anyway, I've rounded up to the nearest gram on each of these.
>> Spikes: 21g
>> Drive Gear: 3g
>> Front Suspension: 7g
>> Gear 1&3: 4g
>> Gear 2: 6g
>> Gearbox Body: 9g
>> Gearbox Bracket: 3g
>> Gearbox Latch: 2g
>> Rear Axle Bracket: 4g
>> Rear Wheel: 12g x2
>> Shell Back A: 65g
>> Shell Back B: 64g
>> Shell Front A: 51g
>> Shell Front B: 51g
>> Shell Top A: 27g x2
>> Shell Top B: 27g x2
>> Steering Linkage: 1g
>> Wings: 44g
>> That comes out to 467g for the whole set.
>> I would guess 500g would be a safe bet.
>> For the UP, a 750g spool costs about $50 shipped. For a makerbot,
>> ultimaker or reprap, using PLA, a 5lb spool costs about $90 shipped.
>> So... $33.33 in plastic for the UP method...
>> And about $19.85 in plastic for Reprap/makerbot/ultimaker
>> That's of course an estimate. Your print software settings can heavily
>> affect the amount of plastic a given part consumes.
>> Hope that helps.
>> - Paul
>> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc
>> <jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> how much do you think it would cost from the plastic to make these
>>> mario kart shells
>>> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
>>> "Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
>>> wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
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