Originally Posted by RoxyBlue
Yes, but can it play piano?
Really convincing movement in the leather glove. Is there a way to position the thumb so it's more opposable to the other fingers? That would add to the believability, although most folks would likely not notice that detail in a final prop.
Yes...that is my plan. During the development of this prototype, one thing I discovered is that the thumb needs to be elevated a bit and turned towards other fingers. In my haste to get a working prototype, I attached it the simplest way... which isn't always the best.
It did prove the concept.... now to tweak.
Also, I am developing an Articulated Model with Sensors (small model with potentiometers at key joints) where I will puppeteer the performance and record it with my 8 channel Servo Recorder Playback 60 application. That way I can get organic compound motions recorded and then played back on cue.
If interested, here is the link to my open source Servo Recorder Playback software package that runs on the Propeller Activity Board and 8 servos...
(BTW...this is the same code we used on Halstaff's Papa Voodoo and now Big Red)