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Robotic Christmas Teapot


"Robotic Christmas Teapot" (my wife calls it Robotic Christmas "Treepot") is a motorized, animated Christmas themed teapot.

The animated mechanism features three axis of rotation; pitch (the spout), yaw (the handle) and roll (the body), plus a "wobbling" circular travel path, and is powered by a 3.7VDC 100MA LIPO battery driving an N20 6VDC 100RPM gear motor. The model draws around 8MA during operation.

And why a teapot? In my early days of designing 3D graphic engines for video game and avionics applications (over forty years ago), for reasons I cannot explain the teapot was the "goto" model for testing CGI / graphic engine rendering speeds. So in memory of my graphic engine design days, I thought I would revive my teapot model in 3D print.

And as usual, I probably forgot a file or two or who knows what else, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask as I do make plenty of mistakes.

Designed using Autodesk Fusion 360, sliced using Cura 4.4.0, and printed in PLA on an Ultimaker 3 Extended and an Ultimaker S5.

One final note, I receive no compensation in any form whatsoever for the design, equipment, parts and/or materials used in this model.

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