Mechaton: Flex chassis

Here’s another chassis for Mechaton. The idea behind this one was an experiment to get as many points of articulation as was manageable in a small size. The result is extremely posable, but a bit fragile, particularly in the waist.

Flex Chassis

The LDraw file is here.

Part Color Quantity Description
This parts list generated by LDView. Part images provided by Peeron.
View on Peeron.com 2429 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
4 Hinge Plate 1 x 4 Base
View on Peeron.com 2430 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
4 Hinge Plate 1 x 4 Top
View on Peeron.com 2540 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
2 Plate 1 x 2 with Handle
View on Peeron.com 2555 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
3 Tile 1 x 1 with Clip
View on Peeron.com 3023 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
1 Plate 1 x 2
View on Peeron.com 3024 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
1 Plate 1 x 1
View on Peeron.com 3623 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
2 Plate 1 x 3
View on Peeron.com 3623 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
1 Plate 1 x 3
View on Peeron.com 3794 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
1 Plate 1 x 2 with 1 Stud
View on Peeron.com 4070 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
1 Brick 1 x 1 with Headlight
View on Peeron.com 4081a 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
2 Plate 1 x 1 with Clip Light Type 1
View on Peeron.com 4081a 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
1 Plate 1 x 1 with Clip Light Type 1
View on Peeron.com 4085c 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
2 Plate 1 x 1 with Clip Vertical Type 3
View on Peeron.com 4590 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
2 Plate 1 x 4 Offset
View on Peeron.com 4697b 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
2 Technic Pneumatic T-Piece – Type 2
View on Peeron.com 47905 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
4 Brick 1 x 1 with Studs on Two Opposite Sides
View on Peeron.com 47905 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
1 Brick 1 x 1 with Studs on Two Opposite Sides
View on Peeron.com 48336 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
1 Plate 1 x 2 with Handle Type 2
View on Peeron.com 6019 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
2 Plate 1 x 1 with Clip Horizontal
View on Peeron.com 61409 71:
Light Bluish Gray
 
2 Slope Brick 18 2 x 1 x 2/3 Grille
View on Peeron.com 6141 0:
Black
 
2 Plate 1 x 1 Round
View on Peeron.com 6141 43:
Trans Very Light Blue
 
1 Plate 1 x 1 Round
View on Peeron.com 6141 72:
Dark Bluish Gray
 
3 Plate 1 x 1 Round

Kickstarting e20

e20 SystemGary M. Sarli, editor and developer of the well received roleplaying game Star Wars Saga Edition aims to create a new generic roleplaying system called the e20 System. Based on the open content d20 system, e20 development uses a patronage model, where the public can pledge funding and, if a certain pledge target is reached ($10,000 in this case), pledges are cashed and the product begins. The patronage project site kickstarter handles the pledges for e20.

The project has a little bit to go to reach their target by the deadline of March 15. To help them, DivNull Productions is increasing its pledge to this project to $500. Two things interest me about this project. First, just like its inspiration, the result will be Open Gaming Content. Second, the design of the system is being driven by feedback from millions of hours of playing the d20 system from players all over the world, a real playground of evolutionary forces. While I’m not the biggest fan of d20, I care a lot about open source gaming, so I wish good luck to this project.

Please consider throwing a few bucks to the project to help them meet their goal. (And, while you’re at it, see if there is anything else on kickstarter that interests you.)