So, my fiancee and I are pretty big into Halloween - every year, the party gets a little more extreme; more decorations, bigger, badder, etc… last year we had a live dj! anyways
we’re getting to the point where we’ve started purchasing actual animatronics from Spirit Halloween store and the like; which are cool, but at anywhere from $200 to $300 a piece their kinda lame in what they actually do; ie: just flashing lights or some sounds…
Anyways - kinda just looking for idea’s on servo’s - i got my decimilanova in the mail the other day - made sure it worked, got comfortable with the language (looks like php to me, as it should being based on c), played with a servo from a old gas RC car i had - very cool
posted this to facebook, someone suggested i make a frankenstein monster
i guess i’m asking - servos turn anywhere from 0 to 360 for the continuous ones, motors are stronger and provide more force.
how would you build something that pushes? like, a monster thats holding his head with his hands and lifts the head off of the body ? (i have one of these) - that lifting mechanisum - what is that? is it a servo with some plastic / metal pieces that produces a lifting motion? i’d open it up, but its covered in finished latex and i’d have to cut it to get to the internals - a piston i guess i’m describing - but i havent been able to find anything like it for small projects like this
obviously weight is an issue - for the monter i think i’d use newspaper to give the body depth and keep the motion down to a minimum - hinge at the hip and sholder…