That' looking great, Dr. M. Think of the $$$$ you've saved vs. the Skulltronix edition!
Yes, and yes. I'll show everything when I get the patent application in. Believe me, even if you did see it, it's real hard to make. I used all aluminum brackets and steel bearings.Dr. M,
Are you going to patent or sell the mech? Inquiring minds want to know and see pics !!!!!!
That's the idea, Sickie. I hope to come way under that price.Doc, there's a lot of people who would buy from ya and save the $1000+ ...just a thought.
All the PVC bracket is, is just a steel threaded rod coming from the neck and placed inside the pipe then I used a set screw to hold it in tight.The bucky is heavy, but when balanced properly, the strain on the servos is minimal. I really do give Skulltronix credit, thier product IS fantastic. A bucky doesn't have the same facial character that the Skulltronix skull has, as the brow is anatomically correct in a bucky. However, I will be partnering up to offer skins akin to Bucky lids one could slip over the skull, so you could have a witch, zombie, gravedigger, greeter and the like. I wonder if that would be something folks would be intersted in?Morbius,
That is really sweet. I can't wait until my servos arrive so I can get started on mine as well. When you're ready, I'd love to see how you connected the PVC neck bracket you made to the skull. I know the Skultronix folks make their own skulls, but I did want to know what you think of these Bucky skulls being so heavy. Do you think it affects the servo performance at all??
Great job and I'm very excited to track your progress.
BTW...I know the Skultronix prop is very expensive, but you really have to give them credit for the wonderful engineering they've done. Not to mention we are all trying to emulate them. I equate their product to what the Disney World people have been doing for years, so I'd say that is about the greatest compliment anyone can give them.
Buy my Yugo! LOL! Seriously, I know there are TONS of folks unable to afford a Skulltronix, and will NEVER buy one as a result. Me included.That's why I'm doing this.Skulltronix is the Lamborghini of cars, no argument. Many of us just are trying to come up with enough moola to buy a Yugo! LOL