MakerBot Transformer – Built on a MakerBot


I finished printing and assembling the MakerBot Transformer this weekend. The main body part took around 4 hours and each of the small parts took between 14-25 minutes each. I did it with a 10% infill and two layers shell. All in all I probably spent about 12 hours of MakerBotting over a few days.

This is the most satisfying print I’ve ever done. The transformer transforms easily from robot to MakerBot and back again! The nuts and bolts loosen up a bit after a couple transformations and need tightening every once in a while.

This orange is a fancy custom color we are trying out. Like it?

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  • ng
    May 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    got a video of it in action?

  • pmwasson
    May 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Love the orange!

  • ups!
    May 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    love that orange… keep some new colours coming ;D, also loved the bubble-gum pink by the way…


  • Bre Pettis
    Bre Pettis
    May 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I need to make a video!

  • peter
    May 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    that is a really, really cool print. :) thanks for sharing!

  • Chorca
    May 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    The orange is necessary to make my green and orange mendel! Throw that stuff up in the store!

  • Marty
    May 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Saw the bot and the orange plastic at the Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend. I love the color, and I’d love to see it in the store.

  • =ml=
    May 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
    -Vincent Van Gogh

    We need orange!


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