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I’ve never been happy with the double bronto lamp that I made about a year ago, so I decided that one beast is enough and linked it to my “waver” mechanism.

And because I was out of my usual foliage-print shades, I used a plain linen shade and draped it with plastic ivy from the local craft store. It wasn’t until I fired it up that I watched the bronto move through the leaves as it munched—EUREKA !!! I hadn’t considered that possibility.

Nothing earth-shaking like discovering the formula for world peace, but the idea that a moving figure can interact with its background is another trick that I can add to my bag.

The foliage might need some pruning, but for now I’ll let it be.

Video here … https://vimeo.com/173181580

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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CFrye

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#1 posted 07-03-2016 07:58 PM

Love it, John! Wasn’t “Let it be” a different machine?

-- God bless, Candy

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johnhutchinson

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#2 posted 07-03-2016 08:21 PM



Wasn t “Let it be” a different machine?

- CFrye

You’re absolutely right, Candy. That was one of my animated music boxes.
They never went anywhere because they required people to actually do something.
That’s why I switched to animated lamps.
Turn a switch (oops)—done for the day. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 07-03-2016 10:22 PM

Pretty neat. Makes him seem more “alive” ...

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 07-04-2016 12:12 AM

Cool!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 07-04-2016 03:05 AM

Another creative project. Love them all.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 07-04-2016 06:05 AM

Pretty realistic presentation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-04-2016 09:52 AM

Cool project John. Very nice.

I’m going to annoy you now – If his jaws opened & closed as he approached the leaves….. mega cool.

Call me rude names if you want to, lol.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#8 posted 07-04-2016 12:23 PM

Funny, I was perusing FaceBook this morning and somebody posted this picture ,,,
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johnhutchinson

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#9 posted 07-04-2016 02:36 PM



Funny, I was perusing FaceBook this morning and somebody posted this picture ,,,

- JoeinGa

Joe: For a minute, I thought you were posting a picture of your childhood pets. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#10 posted 07-04-2016 03:18 PM

Now John.
Admit it, you would have been disappointed if I hadn’t posted some sort of “appropriate” picture !

Oh and by the way… I’m NOT QUITE that old … close, but not quite.

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#11 posted 07-04-2016 04:02 PM

I like your animated projects! If my children ever spawn, I’ll have some cool examples for my grand kids to have.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 07-04-2016 04:42 PM


If his jaws opened & closed as he approached the leaves….. mega cool.

- murch

BRILLIANT idea, and I think it’s doable with a pivoting jaw and a counterweight.

I wasn’t expecting the “interaction” until I turned it on for the first time and saw the head moving the leaves.

Looks like it’s time to move on to Bronto #3.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#13 posted 07-04-2016 06:37 PM

Very peaceful and relaxing John. I love it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 07-04-2016 08:04 PM

Nice project all the way around get the mouth moving double bonus points. LOL
I need to back up and build one of these wonder full contraptions.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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johnhutchinson

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#15 posted 07-04-2016 08:37 PM



get the mouth moving double bonus points. LOL

- htl

I’ve been watching it this afternoon, and now I’m thinking that droppings coming out of his a** would be more interesting.
Not all the time … just occasionally. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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