This retro-styled mini-bob is a simple design but it offers a lot of fun! Unfortunately I couldn't make a video up to now but here are two videos of the original bob:
Choose your team, print and assemble your mini-bob, build your own bobsled run and take the challenge: http://www.thingiverse.com/groups/bobsleigh-challenge
ASSEMBLING: You also find a litte construction manual in the main-picture of the mini-bob. Beside the printed parts you need the following materials: glue, 8 screws (20 mm long; 3 x 16) and some weights (sinkers for fishing work great, or something else that's heavy).
For the assembling take the following steps and compare the pictures:
Combine the seal and the top-part. (use glue)
Fill up the bottom-parts empty segments with something heavy like lead (for example sinkers for fishing).
Combine the bottom- and the top-part
Attach the eight screws (3 x 16) to the bob
Attach your flag to the flag-base (use glue)
Attach the flag to the bob (use glue)
Attach the visors to the pilots heads
Attach the pilots to the bob (use glue)
Attach the cockpit to the bob (use glue)
Use sand-paper to make the surface of the bottom-part smooth. After the sandpaper you can use an old jeans: rob it over the cloth until the bottom surface gets shiny. That minimises the friction and your mini-bob gets faster.
Check out NC Hippy's funny assembling video: https://youtu.be/31XsKs21dOs
Team flags: There is also a top-part available in the files with no flag. If you want to choose a flag, print the normal top-part and the flag-base as well. Then choose one of the following team flags:
America: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939523 Canada: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939525 China: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2058847 Fortress: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2461004 France: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2132136 Germany: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939529 Israel: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2054613 Jamaica: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939532 Jedi: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2043929 Lettland: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939533 Norway: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2040809 Palestina: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2043918 Russia: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939540 Sweden: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939543 Switzerland: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1939521 The dark side: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1949025
If a specific flag is missing and you want me to create one, or if you designed a new one and want me to link it in the description, just write a comment or a message.
TIP: Using an empty bottle makes the building of the bobsled run verry easy :-)
Help creating new designs for the pilots (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1945717) or the bob and let me know if you want me to add them here.
Have fun and remember....don't eat yellow snow
Print Settings Printer Brand: Ultimaker
Printer: Ultimaker 2
Resolution: 0.4 mm
|Name||File Type||File Size (kb)|
|cockpit.stl||Model File (.STL)||59|
|bottom.stl||Model File (.STL)||74|
|flag_-_base.stl||Model File (.STL)||16|
|pilot.stl||Model File (.STL)||23|
|seal.stl||Model File (.STL)||12|
|top.stl||Model File (.STL)||259|
|top_no_flag.stl||Model File (.STL)||242|
|visor.stl||Model File (.STL)||5|
|f4d91adef56dcc3131a01387bf772d44_preview_featured.jpg||Image File (.JPG)||64|
RETRO mini-bob uploaded by MFG41BB77BD is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.
Credit to Moe Zarella for the work of the same name at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1933366.