3d modeling, 3d printing, art, monsters, robots

Spider Coffee Bot v2 – ‘The Rhino Strikes Back’

Need a robot that will slay your enemies and bring you coffee at the same time? Introducing the coffee bot: All machine, All caffeine. I made this model to be 3d printed.

The previous model I made with Rhino 3d only printed 3 parts, the dish, a couple legs and the head. I don’t know what happened but I’m too frustrated with Rhino to mess with it anymore. It’s probably not rhino’s fault, but my inexperience with CAD based NURBs modelers. The model was remade from scratch using Blender. It took about 4 hours to make this. It is a solid single mesh.  With a few minor adjustments to the legs,  this thing could be animated.

I’m much happier with the remake and I’m %100 confident that it print out correctly.


3d modeling, 3d printing, bugs, robots

Coffee Spider Bot 3d Model WIP


Here is the 3d model I made, using a NURBs based modeler called Rhino 5. The coffee spider robot is almost ready to serve its brew to the masses.

I’ve been a polygon modeler and have done very little with NURBs ( I would use them mostly for lofts and then convert them to polygons). They feel so foreign to me. After 5 hours of figuring this stuff out, I was able to assemble this 3d model.  If this was a poly model, it would be twice as detailed but I’m required to use NURBs for this assignment so I’m feeling a little crippled right at the moment. I’m required to use Rhino for this project so I have no choice. I have no doubt that Rhino is a powerful tool, I just don’t know how to do everything with it.

The spider bot should make a fine sculpture when it is 3d printed.

3d modeling, 3d printing, art

Spaceship pen holder for a 3d printer.

A design I made that is not only a spaceship but a fully function pen holder. Granted it could only hold 4 pens but I’m sure those pens would count.

It will be printed on a 3d printer soon. I will upload images when it’s finished. The model reated in 123d Design.