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 Post subject: Animatronic Articulated Hand
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:34 am 
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A while back I created an animatronic articulated full size hand with moving fingers. It is made out of simple vinyl tubing and spider wire. Each digit is controlled by a micro servo located in the palm of the hand.

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I put together a log of my design process including videos and photos on another site (diychristmas.org). It is a step by step jouney on how the hand mechanisms were developed and then fabricated. It also shows how an outer skin was developed and slid over the mechanics. Take a look here...

http://diychristmas.org/vb1/showthread. ... #post46622

I then programmed the hand to move using my Servo Recorder Playback 60.c application. It is an 8 channel fully proportional recorder and playback system including synchronized audio playback. It employs an SD card storage medium so recorded puppeteering sessions can last for hours.

I then fabricated a latex skin to cover the mechanism. I accomplished this by painting multiple layers of liquid latex on my left hand. After drying, I pulled it off (now inverted)...to expose tremendous detail.

Here is the latex skin drying after pulled off my real hand...

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Here is a video tutorial of how it was done...

https://vimeo.com/125969458

Regards,
Lightman


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 Post subject: Re: Animatronic Articulated Hand
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:07 pm 
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That came out great! I am looking forward to giving it a try.



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