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Project by rengelking posted 01-16-2010 02:13 AM 1552 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a robotic head that I designed and built when I was 12. It had 3 motors with rubber band belt driven pulleys, that allowed the eyes to move left/right/up/down, and the mouth to open and close. It was actually built to the 1:1 scale of my younger brother’s head at the time. I drew up all the plans in 3d before so I knew how much wood that I would need, and even drew up a complete to-scale parts list for it, before starting building. It had a control box made out of balsa, with batteries and buttons so that I could control the motors remotely.





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#1 posted 01-16-2010 02:26 AM

very unique!

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 03:15 AM

In my family that would be in reserve for a significant point in the brothers life when he would least expect it. Maybe a college graduation party or his wedding. In 2010 you could even add sound.

You should wire it up again, write a small routine for motion and post it to you-tube.

Best I ever did was motorize some eyes in a large pumpkin for halloween. I was watching from window of dark room and only would let one person notice them moving. If they pointed it out to another person I would go to straight front and freeze the motion. Great fun and probably the root cause for some soiled pants that year.

Steve.

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 03:36 AM

i can appreciate the amount of work and time that probably went into this project. especially impressive for a 12 year old.

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 04:03 AM

really nice and creative. I like it…

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 01:39 PM

as 12?? !!! ??! !!
I smiled at the “brother’s head” part—pretty cool.

It’s fantastic.

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 02:50 PM

Thanks everyone. I actually built one out of aluminum later on that had eyesight, hearing, neck movement, computer control… but being metal, I can’t post it here.

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 02:52 PM

I’m thinking about building a bigger version out of 2”x4”s…

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#8 posted 01-17-2010 02:31 AM

cool
thank´s for sharing it

Dennis

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#9 posted 01-17-2010 03:59 AM

Pretty dang cool.
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CtL

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#10 posted 01-18-2010 03:46 AM

lol @ building it with 2×4s.

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#11 posted 03-06-2010 05:18 AM

That’s sick dude!

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