Originally posted on MAKE:
Are you a die-hard MAKE fan with an urge to 3D-print robot figurines? If so, this 3D-printable Maker Faire robot is for you!
I started modeling the Maker Faire robot back in May of 2012. It was originally going to be for a Makey Award and have all sorts of articulating limbs but ended up taking too long to print the parts and I had a lot of trouble creating pegs that would hold it together. I put the project on hold and picked it back up in November, with the idea of making a single-part version which would print faster and could be given away at events. After five revisions and about 30 or so messed-up looking robots, I settled on its current version. The most challenging part of this project was designing a 3D model from a 2D logo. The 2011 version of the Makey Awards, designed by Jonathan Monaghan, provided much inspiration so I didn’t start off with a completely blank slate.