CAD model of ED-209 from Robocop!


ED209 CAD model

Free ED-209 CAD model

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Certainly one of the best things to come out of the 80′s was the movie Robocop. Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Starship Troopers) delivers a classic Jesus-Christ-Science-Fiction flick about a cop in future Detroit crucified by shotgun fire to be resurrected as a cyborg cop who forces peace and order on a chaotic society with an iron fist… er, maybe it’s plastic.

What a movie! Indeed Robocop is still fun to watch 25 years later. Good plot, subtle/smart humor, super-violence, Red Forman… what’s not to like? Sure, the stop animation is a little dated compared to the CGI now-a-days, but I actually prefer good stop action over much of the modern computer animation. Except for the exposure mismatch to the rear projection and cheesy live character interaction, I honestly think the animation itself looks more real.

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Back on topic… Robocop was cool, but really he was just a dude in a suit; even kids can tell that. But the ED-209, now that was a cool robot: ferocious, intimidating, enormous. I was way more interested in the ED-209; that seemed like a more plausible semi-reality. Heck, it looked so good in the movie they probably constructed a functioning ED robot in real life just for filming… right? … no, not really. Checkout behind-the-scenes images of the life-size ‘static’ model and miniature animation models at the Robo Cop Archive website. More cool BTS info HERE.

ed209 behind the scenes

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So here it is 25 years later, and some dude has the awesome idea of modeling the ED-209 in CAD software and then sharing the model (in neutral formats only) with anyone who wants it for FREE! TEETS! Thank you Onur AYTEKIN.

I wonder if they will put an ED-209 type robot in the Robocop reboot planned for release 2013? It would be interesting to see a modern interpretation of an autonomous urban pacification drone (like we don’t have those flying overhead already). Even if the new movie did have a cool new ED robot, I’m skeptical the movie can be as good as the original. Robocop himself agrees.

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You already downloaded the CAD model you say? I can’t help you dude. Maybe he didn’t hear you. Something in his circuits might need adjustment; if only we knew how to service the ED-209.

ED209 owners manual shirt

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About Ed

This Engineering Dude is a contract Mechanical Engineer with 12 years experience in comprehensive electro-mechancial product design. His consumer and OEM products have been sold worldwide in the laboratory, medical, clinical, and research markets. He has also designed orthopedic rehabilitation hardware, firearms, pneumatic weapons, mountain bikes, and even furniture.
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