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Frankenstein-ing Max Together

March 13, 2018

Thanks for tuning in to part 3 of "How we created Max the SEW Eurodrive's Maxolution Bot. Here we will explain some of the steps taken to put Max together.

With all the parts printed, we began the assembly process. Having a strong epoxy or superglue is crucial to large scale projects which thankfully we had.  We assembled certain key parts together first like the feet, the fists, the torso and so forth.  While we did not use registration keys in this model, if you don't feel comfortable eyeballing a model and want perfect precision, registration keys are a great way to ensure the perfect line up.

We elected to assemble Max in those sections with the purpose of having him be easy to take apart and set up for shows.  We attached the sections to each other by using dowels and magnets.  The dowels acted as a perfect guide system to make sure the parts line up.  In some cases where we could not afford to have parts not line up, we used a double dowel approach which would ensure that the parts lined up perfectly and add more strength.  The fists are a great example of using both dowels and magnets.  The dowel ensured that the fist and the wrist lined up, but by using more powerful Neodymium magnets, they pulled double duty by making sure that the fists kept their position and didn't fall off the wrists.

Here are some more examples of where we used the joint attachment system.

 

Stay tuned for the final segment where we give you some insight on how we finished the rest of Max and put on the finishing touches.



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