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by Steve Halstaff Koci
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: Witch Scene So Far
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

Witch Scene So Far

Our new witch scene made its debut this Halloween. We will be doing some reprogramming of the witch and adding a body form to shape the body better for this year. Always more to do!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK22ba1jBOU
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: Location, location, location!
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

Location, location, location!

Hard at work on my next article. Wish I was able to do all my writing here!

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by Steve Halstaff Koci
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: Holiday Gift Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Holiday Gift Ideas

It is that time of year when people start asking me what I want for Christmas. Sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with ideas. Do you have a special product that makes your life easier when constructing projects? Please share it here so others can add it to their gift list. You will find a fe...
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for new moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Vote for new moderators

No offense taken. I know I have been frustrated that the forum activity is down as well. Other forums I am on are suffering from the same problem as other platforms become popular. Many people have gravitated to Facebook. Shiny new bauble and all that. Although it has its benefits, I feel it does no...
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for new moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Vote for new moderators

I think you have the wrong idea what moderators do. They stop advertizers. They keep argueing members civil. They do not suggest topics or create content (as moderators), It's more like policing, and buffering technical problems with the forum. They are volunteers who are also members. As members t...
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

CeaSaR wrote:Is that from a carnival water pistol game?

CeaSaar
It's not but that is a good idea!
It was mounted atop a piece of preschool playground equipment. All the kids were afraid of it so they decided to give it to me. Go figure!
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

toozie21 wrote:Is that mouth hollow? I can imagine putting your hand in there and using that as a trigger for something....
Yes, the inside is hallow and it is double sided. There is also an opening in the base.
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: Tips of the Trade
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Tips of the Trade

Continuing on the power theme, always check a new power supply with a meter. Although their is an abundant availability of inexpensive units on eBay, the quality of some can be an issue. Never trust the stated voltage!
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCB Layout Software...
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: PCB Layout Software...

I am anxious to hear everyone's responses to this.
I was taught on Eagle and have never left. It works for me but I know there are lots of other options out there.
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!
Replies: 1
Views: 637

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

The time to post is now!!!! It seems that several of the forums I am involved with have been very slow lately. Now that I write that down, I wonder if maybe it is me! :grin: I have approved over 35 new members to this forum since I was granted admin access a few months ago so I know there is still p...
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

OK, here is a teaser photo.

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by Steve Halstaff Koci
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

This thread will include all the details of an upcoming project for everyone to participate in. More details to follow.
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Mon May 09, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: Robotic band ( animatronics )
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Robotic band ( animatronics )

That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: Useful Info For Getting Started in Pneumatics
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Useful Info For Getting Started in Pneumatics

I put this list together for the Pneumatics Forum on Haunt Forum, which I moderate - http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=32052 I hope it will be useful here as well. I thought it would be appropriate to start a thread with some useful links to tutorials, info and resources for getting started...
by Steve Halstaff Koci
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: DIY Animatronics
Topic: Tips of the Trade
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Tips of the Trade

I'll get things started.
Hot glue can be very useful when you need to make a temporary connection (OK, sometimes it ends up being permanent). Use some Rubbing Alcohol to easily loosen the bond and make removal a breeze!