Thursday, November 28, 2013
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.
here was my shopping list:
1.) 12 - 10 foot schedule-40 1/2'' PVC
2.) 4 - 3-way fittings (most stores have the third direction tapped but Lowes had the right ones in my town)
3.) 24 - T fittings
4.) 36'' X 50' plastic poultry netting
5.) ZIP TIES (100 - 150 will be plenty, cheap at dollar tree)
Got it all for $80.00
You might also need:
1.) a pipe cutter
2.) a marker
3.) tape measure
Fabric for outside of plushie
Padding for inside of plushie
Cookies! (Because my wife is amazing and baked some for me for taking pictures of her, that recipie comes later!)
JesseeSueM made the design that you'll see in these photos, if you want the printout, you can find it here.Thankfully, the printed fabric design comes with a cut line included. An easy trick for the backing? Pin a similar-sized piece of fabric to the back of the robot so that you won't have to mess with lining up both pieces again. Trust me, it helps.
After you've pinned both pieces, cut along the dotted line. It doesn't have to be clean, just make sure you don't get too close to the 'bot.
Let's say you want to cut it out of metal (perhaps with the plasma cutter at TechShop) or out of wood or cardboard (maybe on the laser cutter) or on a tshirt (vinyl cutter) or even carve it into a pumpkin! You'll need to convert that photo a black and white image that can be fed to one of these machines. Or you can print it on a transparency using a regular ink-jet printer and then shine light through it. Project it on a wall and paint it, or onto a pumpkin.
Before you can do any of these things you need to transform your photo from a thing with 32000 colors to something with only 2.
I'm not going to go into much detail about how to cut it out. This instructable is all about how use the software available at any computer in Techshop (and other places) to create the cutout. I spent several hours last night figuring out the exact steps; it should take you about 20 minutes to follow these steps!
I made it at Techshop! www.techshop.ws