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  • Shane's NSD - Dalek Klunk
    That's actually not a bad idea 😀
  • NSD Base Measurements
    Thank you both very much for your help. I very much appreciate your guy's help! Ill get to work on using this stuff a.s.a.p..
  • Wheelchair Driving Tips And Tyre Grip Problems
    Being a full time wheelchair user for the last two years I feel that I can pass on some driving /operating tips. When I got my wheelchair I had to take a test believe it or not. At the back of our local hospital is a track which has got a selection of paving gradients,kerbs,slopes etc.After doing a training day and test I was amazed at how much there is to learn, and after some two years in the chair you do become quite proficient. The most important thing is keeping control in tight places and hear is the first tip, when you move the control stick practice moving it real slow until you hear the solenoid click then try to not move and then move the control stick forward slowly,this method when mastered will give you more control than just moving the control stick slowly,most wheelchair controller are set for maximum speed rather than slow speed control so give it a go.When I got my new wheel chair the engineer used his laptop computer to read the programme from my old wheelchair and copied it to the new one and as I intended to use my old wheelchair for my dalek build I know that it will respond in a way that I am used to. I know that most dalek builders will just buy a second hand wheelchair and wont get the opportunity to have the controller set up, but dont worry about this as to keep your chair under control my best advise is use the above control method and practice driving as slowly as you can before driving flat out. The next tip is grip,most wheelchairs have grey tyres this is so that they dont leave black marks on the floor when used indoors, the grey tyres dont have any carbon in them and the problem you will find is that they have little to no grip on tarmac concrete and any smooth paving, not good when you and your dalek skid out of control. The best advise is to change to tyres to black ones if you and your dalek are out on a trundle outdoors. If you cant afford the change then take it much slower when outside particularly if you are trundling on a gradient.In the main driving a wheelchair is simple but it is easy to find yourself crashing into things and a 24volt wheelchair can cause a fair amount of damage to by standers etc. Please dont think that I am trying to frighten any one, I just saying for maximum fun and minimum damage, take it slowly until you get more used to it. Happy trundling and stay safe.
  • Trapped In Amber
    he came back with his destructo charge so he cant of done that maybe, yes maybe he did the thing with the whatsit
  • Threegringos' NDP
    PL**** construction adhesive have also used silicone with various effect and hot glue is a waste of time! A day in the Canadian summer and you seat your balls off! cdngoose
  • Threegringos' NDP
    Thanks cdngoose. Just out of curiosity - can you remember what type of glue you use to attach the circles inside the hemispheres?
  • Kathy's Imperial
    Regards to your mum. Hope she's okay. There's no deadlines for Dalek building. I think they just add stress to what should be an otherwise enjoyable hobby. It will take as long as it takes!...& I'll continue to enjoy your progress no matter how slow it seems to be. All the best, Russell
  • Trapped In Amber
    Roll on next Sunday!
  • NSD Base Measurements
    Since you mentioned painting, Reynolds Advanced Materials (in the US) has a product called XTC-3D® High Performance 3D Print Coating. From their website: XTC-3D® is a protective coating for smoothing and finishing 3D printed parts. This coating self-levels, wets out uniformly without leaving brush strokes, and cures to a hard, impact resistant coating that can be sanded, primed and painted. XTC-3D® is inexpensive to use (1 oz covers 100+ square inches) and adding colors and metal effects is easy. http://www.reynoldsam.com/product/xtc-3d/ I've not tried it, so have no first hand knowledge.
  • Trapped In Amber
    Well, gee willikers, I just wonder what Old Wolma has done? Brilliant stuff, mate. Those Mega Blastite canisters don't half look like unbreakable Thermos Flasks.
  • NSD Base Measurements
    For scaling the model and other general prep work you could give Meshlab a try, I recall using it when I converted some of my 3D models to STL files a few years back and I think it would be of use to anyone preparing models for 3D printing as it also has options for checking that meshes are 'watertight' and for hollowing out parts for printing. It's open source software, which means it's free, so you lose nothing by giving it a try. Download the program r read more about it at http://www.meshlab.net/ Smothing printed parts is usually done using an acetone vapour bath. Here is a video that explains the process...
  • Trapped In Amber
    Well, it looks like it's all over for our heroes... who can save them now?
  • NSD Base Measurements
    Hey everyone. I found a 3d model of a dalek in up to several different pieces. I was thinking of enlarging the model size just enough to match a full size NSD Dalek and 3D print for assembly. thankfully i can print each piece seperately so as to make assembling and poxy gluing easy. Theres only one hard part. actually make that 2 hard parts. One, I dont know how to smooth out the grain so as to make it look like a whole solid piece of wood or metal. Two, I dont know what size to make the pieces so that it matches a full side NSD Dalek. I figure if i can find the correct size adjustment for one piece, i can apply it to the rest so that i can print everything in its proper size. If anyone knows a good technique for smoothing out the pieces after printing or adjusting the size of the model pieces for printing (with digits and modeling software recommendations) that would all be greatly appreciated. Dont worry about me doing any painting. Im good in that department. Thanks in advance for any advice that comes along. PS: I will attach the 2 files that make up the base of the dalek model so that anyone that has 3d modeling software can make the size adjustments and tell me what to do. base01.stl base02.stl