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Scratch Build – In Progress Revoltech Danbo

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 24 Sep 2011.

  1. kier

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    Hi My fellow modders,

    I'm waiting on some stuff for my other build and I'm thinking it's taking upon 3 weeks before everything is in.

    So I don't like to site still as you know, therefore something else has coming up. After my scratch Build the Lightning McMod"
    I always am looking what to build next for a scratch build and it's nice to make computers for kids. Don't know yet where this case is going to, maybe an niece or nephew.

    A cute little cardbox robot called "Danbo" also known as Danboard and Cardbo, Danbo originates from the manga Yotsuba&!, the brainchild of Kiyohiko Azuma of Azumanga Daioh fame. Faster than a jumbo jet and capable of launching deadly warheads, Danbo is a powerful battle robot that runs on money ;)

    So first let me tell you a little story. In the Yotsuba comic, Danbo appears in the 5th comic, chapter 28. It is when Ena and Miura got a school project and they made a robot named Danbo. They made it from a cardboard. The idea was to have someone inside the Danbo, which was Miura, to make Danbo speak and move. But to have him move, you had to insert ¥100 and you could click a switch on the right side of his face to make his eyes shine. Yotsuba shocked when they first met in Ena's room, but made friends with him eventually. Yotsuba believed them that Danbo was a robot, without knowing there was Miura inside Danbo

    I've seen the guy before in some nice photo's and was thinking "why not a build with this one"
    So here,s the start of my scratch build " Revoltech Danbo "

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    I'm gonna use for the cardboard looks MDF 10/ 8 and 4mm, and most of the hardware is coming in his head
    For this i'm using a Lian Li PC-V351 covered with MDF

    Hardware:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3
    CPU: Intel Core i5 2400
    GPU: Don't know
    PSU: Coolermaster Silent pro M1000
    RAM: Don't know
    Some fans and other little stuff

    This is not a difficult build, but I think it will be funny and nice to make.

    Things to do:

    -Saw the MDF
    -Put it together
    -Measurements to place the hardware
    -Search stuff for the connections arms, legs and head
    -Dismantel some parts again
    -Put the hardware in
    -Filling screw holes
    -Milling some cardboard box lines
    -Paintjob

    And..................It's alive!!!

    The beginning:

    Here's Danbo ;)

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    The head

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    The torso

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    Arms

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    And the legs

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    And the Lian Li PC-V351

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    The tray

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    And going to place it a little different then original

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    The Lian is coming like this in the head from Danbo

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    The arms are going to be able to rotate and able to go up and down/ For this I have used
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    Placed them like this

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    And adjust a treshold brace (hopefully the right name)

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    Left arm finished

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    I'm going to make a cover for this just like the original
    Right arm ready to use.

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    Body and legs weren't that spectacular, so this was made pretty fast
    Only need to lift the body some more

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    And put his head on

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    My little rabbit is pretty pleased with Danbo

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    Just to show you the height of it, Danbo and my son

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    And friends forever

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    So this will be his first night out. Good night

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    See you soon :thumb:
     
  2. L1U

    L1U Minimodder

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    kier + wood = promising
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I love danbo, I have a little model next to me now! Nice work.
    Can I ask- what do you do with all these mods?
     
  4. kier

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    Thanks, this one is going to be for the family
    not telling names for now.............let them fight for it ;)
     
  5. -Jv-

    -Jv- What's a Dremel?

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    Expectations are high. Looking forward to this one !
     
  6. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    Ingenious work on the joints!

    Looking forward to this Kier, i like the idea of a case which is outside the box :)
     
  7. kier

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    Thanks ;)

    :hehe::thumb:
     
  8. kier

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    Update !!!

    Today enjoying the sun and did some brainstorming. The ability to turn the head and tilt
    I'm using an old plastic vise

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    sawn a piece of MDF

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    Vise on it

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    Psu is coming like this

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    For the other side of the vise, I have a plate attached to the head

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    Vise is coming like this

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    Using the handle, I can secure any position of the head

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    Everything together

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    And rotating

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    Psu in it

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    Holes for the cables

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    Closed the torso and make the hole to operate the head lock

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    And made the fanhole. There are coming more openings for power, switch and airhole

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    And putting it al together

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    To let all of this fit I've made the torso slightly higher, but now fits perfectly.

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  9. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Take a break! :lol:

    Looks really good man! Never seen this before, but I think it's perfect for a child! :thumb:
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    DANBOOOO!!!!!!!! :D
    Friggen awesome.

    I gotta ask.. Are you setting it up so you have to put money in it to get internet?:naughty:
    -Might want to add a fixed cord to keep the head from turning 360 degrees. Twisted cables suck.
     
  11. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Haha, very cute/cool build. My daughter would love it. :thumb:
     
  12. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero Ita-sha owner

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    I would buy that if i could. i love Danbo. even did a cosplay of him
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    Ladies love the box man
     
  13. kier

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    Lol, trying to be original, and love building for kids. The look on the face is priceless

    :naughty: yup, try to get all the pocket money from the children in the neighbourhood

    Thanks, think your daughter is going to like the next update ;)

    For all the ladies............................next update

    Update!!!

    Today is not really about the modding, but received the original Danbo .

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    Danbo meets his big brother

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    Starting to get soft about my little friend, so I let him feed my rabbit to.

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    It has little to do with casemodding, but it's still fun to take pictures with Mr. Danbo

    Grtz.
     
  14. Mosquito

    Mosquito Minimodder

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    I really like the pictures with Mr. Danbo :lol:
     
  15. DM613

    DM613 What's a Dremel?

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    I have a small model next to me now! Good job.

    Can I ask what you are doing with all these match?
     
  16. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    looks awesome :) i really like the pictures with little and big Mr. Danbo
     
  17. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    Cracking Photos! ha .. mhmm I see the tracking ball and bits from an old dell mouse being put into the back of little Danbo!
     
  18. kier

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    Update!!!

    I just pulled the arm of Danbo to see how the cover is made for the arms

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    Cover is coming like this

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    I also made the cardboard flaps

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    And here the hinge flap like the original

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    For the back where the mobo tray is coming I have adjust a of piece mesh panel

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    A little bit of bending and playing with my dremel

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    And put everything together

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    80mm Fans for the airflow

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    Pics inside

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    Space for 3 hdd's

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    And made strips for the cover. I still have to make this and do some milling to give it the looks of a top of a cardboard box

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    And Big Danbo almost ready for filling

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    More to come ;)
     
  19. quizz_kid

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    A very nice idea and some fine wood working. The photos are great too. The little Danbo behind bars is lovely :D:D:D Keep going…
     
  20. quizz_kid

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    A very nice idea and some fine wood working. The photos are great too. The little Danbo behind bars is lovely :D:D:D Keep going… Do you have plans for some finishing/painting or are you going to leave it MDF?
     

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