Monday, January 24, 2011

CnC milling on the ZenBot

So I royally Ef'ed up on the Collector this week - I spaced out and forgot to add catalyst to a batch of fiberglass when working up the mold on the left arm.   It made a huge mess, fouled a lot of my clay, and cost me about 30 hours of labor.  I spent all morning cleaning up a soping pile of resin and clay and getting the sculpt back in order.  The plan from here on out will be to sculpt and everything else, then come back to the arms.  I'm really tired of building out those details.
In other news, I took a break tonight from the clay, resin, and tears and headed down to the garage to work on the Collector helmet.  I'm cutting the N7 helmet in foam to use as a base for sculpting the collector details over.  Since it's only an armature, I just did a quick and dirty run.  This was the first project on the ZenBot to really run it through it's paces.


 
 

3 comments:

  1. sweet!!! I also bought the zenbot! the 1216 :) Im waiting for it to arrive, what can you tell me about your zenbot??? you like it???

    thanks!!!

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    1. Carlos i need help i have a zenbot 4848....thanks

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  2. Hey Carlos,

    I'm digging that zenbot so far, but my only beef with it is how it cuts mdf. With it being a belt driven system you have to be really careful with how fast you run it through harder materials or it'll slip and your steppers will be out of place. other than that, it's a great tool.

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