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Open Animatronics

A modular parametric and extensible Animatronics cad generation framework.

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

NodeMCU ESP8266 Breakout Board
NodeMCU ESP8266 Breakout Board
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PDI-HV6214MG Servo
https://chaolimotor.en.alibaba.com/product/60287914975-801914405/High_Voltage_PDI_HV6214MG_metal_gear_standard_digital_servo_for_RC_helicopter.html?spm=a2700.7803228.1998738836.186.qUqnwP
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4'x4' piece of 1/4" plywood
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#8-32 bolts and nuts
Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components
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60 grams of printed plastic from FF 3d printer (no supports needed)
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Wii Nunchuck
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Hard hat, with the top cut off
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Custom parts and enclosures

BowlerStudio: a parametric CAD modeler

BowlerStudio is the CAD package used to create the animatronic heads. It uses scripts on the JVM to build CSG parts.

Schematics

Electronics PCB

In the head, the prototype was bodge-wired together. Alex made a PCB and it will be awesome when its done!

Code

Parametric head script

Running this link in BowlerStudio is all you need to make the parametric head assemble show up and become availible to edit.

Source code for the parametric head tuned to be wearable

THis is how to use existing scripts and modify them to make new projects. THis is also the firmware for the arduino controller inside.

Credits

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington

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Roboticist, entrepreneur and amature animatronics builder. I love robots and making fun things!
Alex Camilo

Alex Camilo

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user73861437

user73861437

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Thanks to Alex Camilo, Alex Gray, and Corry Houpt.

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