In this 5 part series I will cover creating basic computer controlled animatronic figures using cheap parts and the best off the shelf software. At the end of this series you will have a fully animated figure that will be able to sing songs and scare pets. Every month I will be adding onto this series until the project is finished. The end result will be a figure that has double jointed arms, a swiveling head, and a fast moving mouth. I’ll then explain how create a soundtrack and add cloth or fur to finish with a realistic creature. The creation of more advanced projects will also be discussed.
Here is my previous creation. I’ll be taking it apart and building a new creature with you during this series. This guy was a monster I built for Halloween. He has fully movable arms, a swiveling head, moving mouth, and ability to breath smoke.
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Next time we will test out the servos and software. We will then begin to put together a frame for the creature.