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Posted: 2009-09-24 16:18 
 Post subject: Halloween Animatronics
Not sure how many folks out there are interested in Animatronics, but I have been stepping up my robotics/electronics abilities in the hopes to scare children and adults alike!

I would love to get some comments/suggestions on the current projects if anyone is up for it.

http://www.bmfrobots.com/blog/

Some highlights:

    The New Basic Atom Pro 40 – runs at 20 MHZ 120,000 Plus Basic instructions per second!
    Visual Basic interface with MP3 player, database timeline recorder and serial communication protocol
    Pneumatic valve control
    PICAxe feedback loop for servo like operation of Pneumatic valves and cylinders


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Posted: 2009-09-24 16:44 
Dude! What do you think? We're always in for some cool animatronics project! 8)

Please join the club and keep us updated! We love to see the progress on this guy.

ps. I love the picture from 'Bucky in the box' :)

Xan

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Posted: 2009-09-26 00:47 
Thought I would drop a line with some pics.









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Posted: 2009-09-27 20:26 
Here he is, with a new base for the next few steps...



And from the back...



Don't forget to check out the blog for the latest. My award wining grilled chicken and COMING SOON! Video!
http://www.bmfrobots.com/blog/


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Posted: 2009-09-30 21:06 
I didn't sleep much the other night. Worked late on the design and then got up early to start fabricating.



After cutting I laid all the pieces out, really just to take a picture...;-)



Next step is to add some servos and start programming a demo on the Basic Atom!


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Posted: 2009-10-07 02:23 
Some of the original welds had to be moved around a bit. I took old Boris up to Kenny's place for a quick welding session...



Hooked up the Atom and built a test program... HServo is a little funky!



His neck is a little wobbly but I think we are on the way!



Oh, and the video I promised!

http://www.bmfrobots.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Boris_Movie1_3.mov

Hope you guys like what we are doing... Let me know at http://www.bmfrobots.com/blog/!

Thanks!

Corey


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Posted: 2009-10-07 09:58 
Where did you get the plastic skeleton? Nice work. 8)

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Posted: 2009-10-07 13:46 
Are you sure it's plastic?

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Where did you get the plastic skeleton? Nice work. 8)

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Posted: 2009-10-07 14:22 
I would guess he got it from the Skeleton Factory. It's a real place...
You can check it out at http://www.skeleton-factory.com/
Also, Google for "Bucky Bones"; you'll get many interesting pages.
I have purchased my fair share of bones and skeletons from them. :twisted:

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Posted: 2009-10-07 23:21 
 Post subject: Bucky Skeleton
Skeleton-Factory.com is right. This guy is a Bucky 4th grade. They were the most cost effective place to get them that we found!

They have lots of fun stuff there!

It is a PVC like material, cuts with a hack saw really nicely, drills like butter and as I found out the other night a table grinder makes short work of those bits you don't want around...;-)


 

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