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Update on the animatronic Snowman Orchestra

Discussion in 'Servos & Animatronics' started by plasmadrive, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. plasmadrive

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    Looking good! Nice fluid movement.
     
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    Truly amazing great work !
    Can we have a sneek peek at the mechanics am curious to how you have made these work so well !
     
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    omg must have cost $1000's
     
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    well..... it wasn't a cheap endeavor for sure.. But challenging.
     
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    Snowman gets his sticks.
    I said the drummer in my Snowman Orchestra would have sticks that moved.. Here is the contraption I just made. This is only slow.. they will do much faster with a couple of springs added.. Man I am so far behind.. I have not even put them in xLights yet.. The speed will be controlled thru xlights via DMX to an LOR DC controller.

    View: https://youtu.be/V_u_ZcEOTHg
     
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    true dedication PD, some cool engineering in that :) All the more impressive that you're getting all this done at crunch time!
     
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    LOL.. Well, here is all I have time for this year.. I have to start programming. I need to do some weatherproofing of the drive system but other than that, this is what he is going to be for this year.

    View: https://youtu.be/0VfadyIEalI
     
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    That's great Plasma! Simple yet effective animations & movement. I might try to use that drumstick mechanic idea for a Halloween prop next year
     
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    he joined the orchestra! smaller.jpg
     
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    How are you stopping the drum kit from going missing in the morning- or is it out and in each night
    Cheers Boof63
    Ps brilliant effort
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing ! Im almost lost for words is absolutely incredible how you can take those fragile snowmen and animate how you have done .hats off too you well done mr !
     
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    If you want the cam print let me know.
     

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