I recently found a very usefull tool on Thingiverse that lets you check your Gcode file before sending it to the printer.
By Anar on Monday 24 February 2014, 12:06 - Software
By Anar on Wednesday 12 February 2014, 19:30 - Software
Yesterday I had some little spare time between two projects so I decided to train myself at using Meshmixer and Sculptris.
I had no precise idea of what to do before I reminded a famous René Magritte painting from 1934 that would be a perfect subject for Meshmixer.
Along with a bit of Sculptris, I thought it should be possible to achieve a good result in a short time.
In just as little as 3 hours of time I had a new sculpture ready to be printed...
By Anar on Friday 7 February 2014, 22:25 - Hands
I know that quiet a few people are waiting for the hand to be released as CAD data.
I received several personal mails asking me when it will be made available.
The answer is "I don't know...".
But for sure it's on its way.
By Anar on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 12:43 - Print
In the last years I made several designs that I never published or shared.
To start this new year 2014 I decided to share them with you... Happy printing !
By Anar on Thursday 2 January 2014, 17:24 - InMoov
Bonne Année à tous !
Happy New Year to everyone !
Честита нова година на всички !
Nous avons passé la soirée de réveillon chez mon pote Looping qui, lors de fouilles archéologiques, a découvert ce qui pourrait bien être l'ancêtre de Eugène et de InMoov.
L'âge du robot n'a pas encore pu être déterminé, mais les analyses de ses restes sont en cours afin d'établir une datation au carbone 14.
By Anar on Monday 25 November 2013, 09:24 - InMoov
Ce week-end Mad et Gilou sont passés à la maison et on a bossé sur le robot.
Tandis que mes deux acolytes effectuaient des test de "ramp" (gestion des accélérations / décélérations) sur les moteurs à l'aide d'un autre potentiomètre que celui extrait des moteurs, je me suis affairé à collé les différentes parties de la cage thoracique, d'un biceps et d'un avant-bras.
By Anar on Tuesday 19 November 2013, 13:33 - Hands
Recently a user named Balse posted on the InMoov's website about a problem on the palm of the hand named WristlargeV3.
I had a look at it and corrected the part...
By Anar on Sunday 3 November 2013, 09:43 - Forearms
CAD data of the InMoov's right forearm are now available for download as STEP (.stp) and IGES (.igs) format.
These parts have been completely retro-engineered from the original STL files and are ready to be used in any CAD solid package.
As I won't upload the left version if you need the left forearm, just perform a mirror of all the parts.
The following parts are now also available as step and iges :
- robcap3V1+elbowshaftgearV1 (as single part)
And the complete forearm as a single file will be uploaded tomorrow.
The next parts that will be made as solid CAD will be the complete right hand.
So stay tuned...
By Anar on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 19:10 - Tutorials
On the DesignSpark forum many people are asking why a STEP file is locked and can't be updated when imported in DSMech.
And they are right to think that this is a very bad point !
I completely agree and I hope the developers will allow STEP modifications in future versions. DSMech will gain popularity if they do so !
But there's a solution and it's called SketchUp...
: there's a much easier way as mentioned by Didier in the comments. Thanks Didier !
By Anar on Monday 21 October 2013, 11:26 - Tutorials
I just visited the DesignSpark forum and someone ask how to do some pipes in DSMech.
He already received answers but I personally think that the best an fastest way is the following...