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  1. tuppetsdad

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    Have started a project for Halloween. Making an animated ghoul to chat with our visitors.

    Pinched the eyes from thingyverse.com but a good place to start. The body, eyes and universal joints etc are printed with or Makerbot Replicator 2X. The other parts - servos and arms etc are from Hobbyking.com. Purchased the roller bearing and rod from China.

    Side View
    eyes10.gif

    Top View
    eyes11.gif

    and a view from the bottom
    eyes12.gif

    Mouth to follow and then plan to move onto new adventures with making skin....
     
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    Dont forget to add Six drops of The Essence of Terror & Five drops of Sinister Sauce.
    And when the stirring's done, may I lick the spoon?
     
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    That's pretty cool start. Tell more about the fine details please. At some point this coming hear I hope to find an Oscar the grouch to animate in a garbage can to fit with my other 3 Sesame Street characters I've picked up in the last 2 years.


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    keep upthe good work looking forward to see it finsh
     
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    Looks very cool. Can't wait too see it finished
     
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    Very cool looking start. Looking forward to the finished product.
     
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    Looks like you've got a fair bit of work left to do if its going to be ready for the Melb Mini! :p
     
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    Love those 3d printers!
     
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    Animatronic Ghoul / Owl

    OK so he is now an Owl....part of my Halloween theme for this year

    Aim is for him to chat with the people as they walk past.

    And here he is..
    Owl-side.gif

    And there are some more bits which need to fit inside him
    Owl-and-bits.gif

    And I am assuming you want to see his insides
    Owl-Back.gif

    And eventually he will have some more outside bits - ears, crest etc - and then he will be cute.....although a bit scary when you are walking past!
    Owl-and-Brain.gif

    Well at least there is some progress.....now Tuppet only needs to tinker with the software.

    I need suggestions for a name???
     
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    He's white, he's an owl so he has to be called Hedwig doesn't he/she?
     
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    Looks like he's going to be the first owl ever who could move his eyeballs in his head (real owls can't move their eyeballs, have to move there whole head).

    Scooter the hooter.
     
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    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    I like "Hooters" and the Owl is pretty cool too.
     
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    I 2nd Hedwig
    Harry-Potter-Hedwig[1].jpg
     
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    All - Thanks for suggested names. Looks like Hedwig is leading 2 votes to others 1 each (Hooters, Scooter and Owly). Keep up the suggestions.


    Bundy Roy thanks for the info on the eyes but your average Owl also does not talk to you either... 8)
     
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    x3 Hedwig... :D
     

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