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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Rover

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Frenkie, 4 Dec 2009.

  1. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    For those of you who dont know what this mod is about; Planet 51 is a galactic sized alien adventure comedy from the writer of "Shrek" and "Shrek 2", which revolves around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker who lands on Planet 51, thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum.

    Youtube trailer

    I turned my webcam into a little Nasa Robot mod.

    Ofcourse I first did my homework and checked out the movie and all the pictures I could find on the internet. Then I started with a strip of my favorite material; Vikurene! ( polystyrene )

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    Because the mod is build around the webcam, I had little trouble estimating the measuerments.

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    Cut out the hole for the webcam and cutted the front.

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    Glued it together with moddeling adhesive.

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    The rough edges come out here.

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  2. Jaguar_Infinity

    Jaguar_Infinity Just some guy

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    I like this one!
     
  3. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Sanded down all the edges with a file

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    There, its not so square anymore.

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    On the side there is a small led and an antenna.

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    glued together

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    en beveled down

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    Stuck to the side

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  4. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Made a small lid for the front

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    Spraypainted dull black behind it

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    And fastened the lid

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  5. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    That project will be awesome!!! Good job so far buddy cant wait for more!!! :) Subbed!
     
  6. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Over to the rear, there is a solar panel on some hinges.
    first test form.

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    Four equal shimms

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    Tightened with some small bolts and nuts.

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    Now it can pivot

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  7. Reverse

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    Haha, great build again Frenkie!
    Loving the idea behind this, and it looks a damn lot like the concept image..
     
  8. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Thanx man!

    No, completely from the eye. The drawing behind the first picture is where I am making this from. (Much later I found out by pauzing the movie that he has two oval blue leds on the back.)


    Some creative printing makes me a little solar panel

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    On the back I did some spraypainting.

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    And this is how it looks like now.

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  9. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Thats very nice buddy!! Good job so far! I would have recommended some lego technics pieces for these moving parts if you know what I mean! :) Or maybe the most of it can be with these pieces it could be awesome because these kits includes springs, gears etc.
     
  10. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    will a computer be going into this?/
     
  11. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    :read:
    This is for his webcam.
     
  12. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Hehe thanx, but Im almost getting used to these questions, no it wont have a PC in it, No, it wont really drive around and no it wont have a wifi webcam. It also wont make me coffee, do my laundry and bake me a cake. BTW, the cake is a lie.

    Merchandising

    I have come across so many toys and goodies about Rover, that i'm wondering why I even bother to make one ( remember, the movie isnt out here in Europe untill februari ! ) Some examples;
    From Burger King USA this was included in the "kids meals"
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    A very tiny rover
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    A rover shaped pillow
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    The best looking I found at Amazon ( where I can not purchase one grrrrmmbbll )
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    same one, out of the box
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    Last week I had a major HD crash and lost everything for my upcoming 3 new projects ( including Rover ) thenit is kinda hard to start over again... then I heard yesterday that my Terminator mod won a price in the Intel CoreI7 Challenge compo and now it doesnt seem so bad anymore.... sometims life suxx, and sometimes it doesnt :D
     
  13. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Congratulations on the CoreI7 Challenge win Frenkie!
     
  14. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Thanx man!

    Since I'm working on the back; I noticed in the movie ( *cough* trailer I mean *cough*) that Rover gets his power from a nuclear vessel.
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    Building a vessel, at the local candy store I found this sucker with a plastic sphere on it. BTW, it tastes horrible ! Oh a table tennis ball was also an option.
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    There, got rid of the sweet candy ball.
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    Found a cardboard roll and printed some warning stripes.
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    Spraypainted it the same yellow as Wall-E.
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    Glued the warning stripes around it.
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    Mounted two yellow LEDs on the front and one small one near the antenna.
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    Looks like X-mas is coming!
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  15. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    The webcam is in !
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    Hmm, the housing is too big for the mod. :(
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    Rip her up !
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    Now the base fits underneath the mod.
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    Needs to be a bit higher.
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    This base should be this height.
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    This rod is used to extend the sphere.
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    Open it up.
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    Found at the local car parts store, a rubber that is used for cables through a door.
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    Cut up the extension rod to get it to the right height.
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  16. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    nice on


    wolfie
     
  17. sethnmalice

    sethnmalice What's a Dremel?

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    really impressive and a great imagination you have.
     
  18. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    I used to have one of those cameras! Forget what I did with it though......
     
  19. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Hah really cool mod.
     
  20. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Hah, great mod! I've still got one of those Quickam Eyes, but they never released drivers for it for Vista or 7, so it wouldn't do the follow-me party piece :(

    Sub'd!
     

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