Take a look at Animatronic Neck Design
FOR MODDING A BUCKY HEAD
selected information from Halloween Animatronics
Volume 1 Animatronic Neck.
there's more than one way to do things, Modding your Bucky
head is covered in the BONUS BUNDLE, but If you're still undecided
and like working with the Buckys here's a little bit to get
you going. Making one of these guys animatronic is pretty
easy, but it depends on what you buy.
you buy just a head (shown here) and plan on putting it on
a body, it's a bit easier than if you get the 'full skeleton'.
And I'll tell you why.
you just purchase a Bucky skull, you're not restricted to the
mounting possibilities. You can use my Bucky neck design to
easily create a stong 3 postion neck, and still leave plenty
of room in the cranium area for additional servos to move the
eyes and other things. - Shown are 3 servos and skull mounted
on the animatronics neck. One servo controls UP/DOWN postition
of the HEAD, one servo controls the TILT (side to side) and
the one in front controls the JAW movement. I mount the Fourth
servo on the base of the neck for Left/Right movement.
looks like this. Similar to the animatronic neck design detailed
on the page you just jumped from, but different. Remember we're
not building the thing from the ground up here. We did'nt design
it. We're just using it and modifying our design to accept the
great, but what if you bought the 'FULL BUCKY SKELETON'? This
is what you get (not the corvette). When you take the Skull
off - You get a 3/8 inch metal rod to deal with. Kind of limiting.
But have no fear, I have a design that helps ease the pain.
build the 3 postion neck,Inside the head.
the MODDING the BUCKY download, Full instructions are given.
what it looks like without servos.
here's what it looks like with 3 servos to control the 3 animatronic
postions for the neck. The Front servo works the UP/DOWN motion.
The middle servo works the LEFT to RIGHT rotation and the
rear servo works the TILT (side to side) motion.
that 's great, You still have room for another servo to control
the JAW but not much else unless you start using the micro
servos. (not a bad idea anywhat). Wait until we get into pneumatic
motion (but that's on Halloween Animatronics VOLUME 2).
a closer look at what we've got. So, as you can see, there are
several ways to do things.
Full instructions and demonstrations are available on
Halloween Animatronics Volume 1
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to Section Seven - animatronic face design-->
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2008, Dave Corr