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How to Build Your OWN Halloween Animatronics

from Halloween Animatronics VOLUME 1 - Animatronic Neck Design

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Let's Take a look at Animatronic Neck Design

selected information from Halloween Animatronics Volume 1 Animatronic Neck.

Because 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.

If 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.

IF 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.
Ok, 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 Bucky head.
That's 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.

You build the 3 postion neck,Inside the head.

In the MODDING the BUCKY download, Full instructions are given.

Here's what it looks like without servos.

And 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.

Ok 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).

Here's 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 the DVD

Halloween Animatronics Volume 1

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Here alone you will find a complete guide to making your own Halloween Animatronics. Since building animatronics requires you to be familiar with several technical areas, we are proud to introduce a NEW series specifically focused on Halloween Animatronics.
This 3 part technical series of DVD video's, downloadable videos and downloadable PDF documentations will allow you to begin with absoluetly no electronic knowledge and progress, step by step to creating your OWN working Halloween animatronics! And we're not talking about the cheap junk you find at the superstores, You will be creating Hollywood style animatronics... The type that will, without question, blow away your entire neighborhood!

3 Awesome DVD volumes
Volume 1 - beginning to intermediate knowledge levels
Volume 2 - Advanced animatronics (pneumatics/design and control)
Volume 3 - Halloween Scare Concepts and Designs

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We have brought all these resources together for the expressed purpose of teaching you step-by-step, not only the mechanics of Halloween Animatronics, but the actual design and construction of the electronic control circuits that make it all happen!

Copyright 2008, Dave Corr