Bigger on the Inside

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I have been asked a not a few times how I get the vector bot in and out of the sphere. Well that’s easy. The sphere has a small hole in it.

But that hole in only 5.25″ in diameter… and the vector bot is 19″ if it were a circle and not obviously a triangle… Solution: Design and build the vector bot to break down into parts that will fit through a 5.25″ hole. Everything is labeled and marked so it will only go together one way (easily).

I could have cut the hole larger, but I thought that leaving it small would give the sphere more integrity. It also leaves a smaller hole to patch later. Which is a nice side benefit. I did have my daughter (who was being mischievous with the duct tape at the time) put some tape around the cut edge of the hole. It’s amazing how a little tape can make you stop cutting yourself accidentally.

I also recorded it for you. And sped it up so you don’t have to sit through a 13 minute video.

Here is my post showing the way it currently moves

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