ok last week some of you may remember i posted a thread asking for a modeller to create a mesh for a project i was doing.
Thanks to everyone who responded, and im sorry that in the end i closed the thread due to high price quotes. following this i modelled the mesh myself.
as well as that i have been creating the internal mechanical rig.
A few changes have been made since there images were captured.
The mechanical rig will allow for "up to" 11 servos to be installed.
Although the rig will never need 11 servos. In making more available space with in the rig will help me in assembly once i get this printed.
The rig is designed to be printed in one whole piece. and the mechanical tolerances have all been designed to work straight out of the printer.
All ill need to do is add servos and join up the linkages.
How this rig all works will be shown once i can fund getting it made.
Just to make things a bit clearer, i will not be printing the Head mech i modeled previously. this part was simply so i can work out the internal space with in the 3d model. (The main reason i didnt feel comfortable paying huge amounts on getting it modelled.)
But again i have made that available to buy. as i do with most of my work.
Once the rig is all up and running i will be making a series of moulds from the original physical model. this will allow me to create an underskull and also a silicone skin to dress it all with.
I hope you'll find this project of interest.
i will be "printing" the whole body, etc also.
they fell in at GBP £250 - £150. i then got a really good offer that im not willing to publish but by then i had started modelling it myself.
again thanks to everyone who contacted me, but the job was for a quick reference and as you can see there is far more important things to this project.
Thanks for the comments. makes it all worth while.
I had an enquiry a while back about making an animatronic baby for a production company, to be used for commercial use, but i think they pulled out due to the quote i gave them. not sure.
and so im now just building this anyway as part of my portfolio.
Also the initial challenge sounded exciting and so why not pursue such a project.
I should have the head working by next week.
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I sense a possible application in medical training there... be it EMT or neonatalogy. But until that comes to pass,
your pictures are the perfect response to the proud parent who emails pictures of his new offspring to all and sundry.
I am very impressed by your skills and ingenuity at pulling such a project together!
Who doesn't need an animatronic baby crawling around their house? It'd be fun to be able to plug an iPhone into the baby (like this dude did http://romotive.com/meet-romo) and hear it talk in Siri's voice . . . hahaha
Thank you for your kind words and also your invite to feature.
As you can imagine there are lots of areas to this project. Lots of moulding, casting, CAD designing and "The holy grail of all reasons why this project has become possible" .... 3D Printing.
I was going to make the parts available for others to order 'so they can make their own NANO. Then have any markup made go towards supporting the funding for each next stage as i produce it.
....BUT i went against this as i simply do not have the time to support customer service, tutorials and other time consuming areas.
As i said the project will take a while and its very expensive as i have to fund it myself. But, with all this said, Id be more than happy to have 15 mins of fame as it were.. lol so go right a head.
Developments in the pipe line..
Body design... still a work in progress...
Old Finger design for FUD:
New hand design for SWF: Innerbreed.co.uk
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