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Wow I have been waiting for this one! Now what make, What to make?
I'm in the same boat. I've been driving my wife crazy running ideas by her. I have a few ideas, I'm just not sure how to integrate them into a cohesive whole.
 

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Are you allowed to use stepper/servo motors in addition to the required (< 75RPM, non-servo/non-stepper motor? Or are they completely forbidden?
 

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Are you allowed to use stepper/servo motors in addition to the required (< 75RPM, non-servo/non-stepper motor? Or are they completely forbidden?
You may use one of those in addition to the required motor.

The required motor has to actually do something, so you can't just put one in there for the hell of it and not make it do something while using a stepper or servo to do something.
 

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Well, my entry will be kindergarten stuff compared to a lot of the entries I know I will be up against. And I know that beautiful first place prize will not be going home with me. But like most of you who are in my boat (get out of it, BTW, if you aren't going to help paddle) I am just hoping to expand my knowledge and add another prop. It isn't even original, but it will be my first successful shiatsu prop. Been trying to build one for 2 years. But don't tell any one. It's a surprise.

Wow, Joisey... A television? What the hell were you going to build? LOL
 

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Well, my entry will be kindergarten stuff compared to a lot of the entries I know I will be up against. And I know that beautiful first place prize will not be going home with me. But like most of you who are in my boat (get out of it, BTW, if you aren't going to help paddle) I am just hoping to expand my knowledge and add another prop. It isn't even original, but it will be my first successful shiatsu prop. Been trying to build one for 2 years. But don't tell any one. It's a surprise.

Wow, Joisey... A television? What the hell were you going to build? LOL

It was so good I had to say it twice....LOL sorry for the double post.
 

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Well, my entry will be kindergarten stuff compared to a lot of the entries I know I will be up against. And I know that beautiful first place prize will not be going home with me. But like most of you who are in my boat (get out of it, BTW, if you aren't going to help paddle) I am just hoping to expand my knowledge and add another prop. It isn't even original, but it will be my first successful shiatsu prop. Been trying to build one for 2 years. But don't tell any one. It's a surprise.

Wow, Joisey... A television? What the hell were you going to build? LOL
I was going to build some kind of caged person, but the image was shown on a television with moving hands that came out of the box. I will post it when I decided to make it because I still want to use it for my haunt.
 

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You may use one of those in addition to the required motor.

The required motor has to actually do something, so you can't just put one in there for the hell of it and not make it do something while using a stepper or servo to do something.
We may use one and only one servo in the build or can we use as many as we want as long as we stay within budget?
 

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I read through this thread but couldn't find a reference to whether prop triggers/timers must be included in the cost. An example would be a PIR-triggered timer that keeps the motor going for whatever time period. Some motorized props aren't really effective if they're running constantly. What's the verdict on that?
 

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We may use one and only one servo in the build or can we use as many as we want as long as we stay within budget?
As many as you want as long as you don't go over budget.

I read through this thread but couldn't find a reference to whether prop triggers/timers must be included in the cost. An example would be a PIR-triggered timer that keeps the motor going for whatever time period. Some motorized props aren't really effective if they're running constantly. What's the verdict on that?
There are only 3 things that add no cost, the motor, the power supply and the prop. So if you need to add a PIR, timer, or other circuit its cost will be included in your budget.
 

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I've been busy working on getting some more prizes thrown into the mix. It's not easy sometimes so if you own or know of any companies willing to put up a prize (tech prize would be appreciated but not necessary) please send them my way. :)
 

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Oh, goodness, this is tempting. If (big if) I have time to get something together for this, I will. I have a huge build list just with static props this year so there's a good chance it won't happen. The only place I can easily swap out a static for a motorized prop isn't a very safe place for a motorized prop.

Screw it. I can bust out something large and ridiculous making gratuitous use of cheap disco ball motors for the requisite technological element :lolkin:
 

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yay, I was able to work for most of the day today on my prop. I really like it so far, it is starting to look like a prop now, instead of just the parts it's made of lol.

Question: So far I got all my prop supplys from curbys, do I still have to add a price on to them for the purpose of the contest???
 

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My prop is finished. Not great...just finished.

[Quote from Zombie-F: There are only 3 things that add no cost, the motor, the power supply and the prop.]

It was my understanding the prop does not figure into the equation. Was I wrong?
 

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My prop is finished. Not great...just finished.

[Quote from Zombie-F: There are only 3 things that add no cost, the motor, the power supply and the prop.]

It was my understanding the prop does not figure into the equation. Was I wrong?
*confused*
umm.....the motor....the power supply...and the prop?...what DOES cost money???
 

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LOL In my case just the motion sensor. I don't have enough technological know how to get the cost of a prop up to $100 even if had $100. Is that sad, or what? I just cannot compete with people like Otaku. So I will just admire their work and keep making my feeble little $10-$20 props. :)
 
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