Originally Posted by Syrillian
Hi. Here is a small blurb on building a buckyball.
It has been my experience that forming compound angles with materials such as acylic and lexan can be tedious ~ not to discourage you as it can be done.
The buckyball design may alleviate the need to use compound angles as the panels are comprised of hexagons and pentagons.
These geometric shapes are not inherent in the design of the BD's head(s), but perhaps they could be tweaked in a manner so that the final outcome becomes clear insofar as the intention.
Another possibility is following in the footsteps of the geodesic dome
. Here is a little blurb on them. If you scroll down a little ways you will see some formulae that outlines some of the basics for various geometric shapes and their potentiality in constructing 3-D objects.
This may all seem over-the-top, but oftentimes obstruse information contains small nuggets of useful techniques that are transferable to a smaller and less complicated project.
I can see that you are well-prepared in the design stage as your drawings are excellent, and outlined clearly.... I only wish that I had that kind of skill...
I did receive your PM, and I will respond this evening.
Thanks for the info. At first I was a little confused, since Buckminster Fuller balls are the shape of choice for carbon nanostructures. I read about them in Discover magazine. Cool stuff.
Originally Posted by DIRTYDUCK
what about using one of those hamster balls for your res and just trick it out? thats whta i think i would do...its already an acrylic ball...all you need to do is add stuff to it!
That could be a good starting point. The airholes would be a little complicated to work with, but maybe something like a fishbowl would be another good starting point.
Originally Posted by Unstableiser
Have a sound box attached to it so that when you turn on your PC it says "Mr. Bubbles!"
I'm actually going to redo my Windows Sounds so that they're all sound clips from Bioshock. Imagine the windows logoff as "Time for beddy-bye, Mr. B"
Originally Posted by shnoops
Your idea with the eye color is really cool. IMO you should have the eyes a uv yellow or green acrylic and then put red leds on a switch so you can just do a simple hostile, friendly thing!!!
Yeah, that's kind of the idea I had at the beginning, but I think I'm going to stick with one color to K.I.S.S. The shape itself is already pretty complicated, don't want to cause myself more headache.