Finished 3D-printed AUV hull

The hull is done for now.  As I mentioned before, I have some improvements in mind (mainly to get rid of the outer bolts), but it took about 34 hours to print all eight pieces and I’m not eager to do it again.  If I ever get around to putting motors on this thing then I will have to re-print at least four of the semidemihemispheres, as the current ones don’t have any mounting points for motor attachments.

Pictures and video follow:

A semidemihemisphere with overhang supports attached.

A semidemihemisphere with overhang supports attached (but not the walls that the cutaway rests on).

Cutting away an overhang support.

Cutting away an overhang support.

Full AUV hull.

The full AUV hull. Neat!

Here are two videos of a semidemihemisphere being printed. Part 1:

Part 2 (the cool part):

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