Dalek(oid) - Not a Robot



Ok, this is not a robot. It doesn't move, talk, sing, listen, burn down houses or other robotic things. It does look kind of cool and flashes menancingly at you with it's multi color flashing, dancing LED. Scary enough isn't it? This is just a little side project to play with.

Dalek Scary


After having a few issues on my old Prusa 2 3D printer, I finally tracked things down to loosening power connectors. Needing an excuse to print something a little taller and a little more complicated, I thought I'd give this a try. I did modify the model a bit. I loaded it up in TinkerCAD and created a hole in the middle up to where it thinned out around just below the head. That allows the internal LED to slightly shine through for the effect. That did create a print hickup at the transition but close enough for Dalek work.


Dalek Butt
Dalek Butt

Otherwise there is just a little gold and black paint to make it look prettier and then a simple flashy LED thing for the lighting. I found these LEDs on ebay a long time ago and they are fun for certain things. When they are powered up then start out dimming, flashing and changing colors as they go eventually cycling over and over. Nice when you want an effect but don't want to have to drive it with something. I've used them on some other projects as well.

After that it's just a 3.7v battery and a switch. I did add a connector so I can charge the battery back up after it runs down from one of my quad rotor chargers. I like the effect of the internal flashing stuff myself. Cool enough for super simple construction

Watch the video for some professional special effects!

You will be disappointed!

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Dalek Scary Show


Submitted by Roxanna77 on Wed, 2016-11-16 23:14

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You have such an artistic talent Proto! Really love this, it looks so cool. And the vidoe production is out of this world! Great job! Thank you for sharing it here.


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Submitted by Protowrxs on Fri, 2016-11-18 18:47

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Thank you Roxanna!

Was just playing with the image in the background for a picture and realized it would be rather fitting "special" effect for a video. - lol. 

Otherwise it's just taking other peoples stuff and having fun with it like usual for me.


Submitted by nschreiber0813 on Sat, 2016-11-19 10:43

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Dear: Protoworx

I like it!!! It was one heck of a difficult print lol. I love the fact the weapons on it didn't fall appart because long thin prints like that can easily break off lol. Fantastic job lol!!!

From: Noah


Submitted by ggallant on Wed, 2017-07-05 21:35

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I downloaded your model and weapons. The model printed real nice while the weapons came out crappy. Tried growing from different positions but nothing worked good. Any suggestions for a 3D novice?