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Animatronics! I made a slide-bar parametric animatronics head

A project log for BowlerStudio: A robotics development platform

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Kevin Harrington 07/01/2016 at 16:040 Comments

So this is a neat way to use BowlerStudio. One of my biggest frustrations with downloading a laser cut design is having a different thickness material then they used, a different servo, different bolt and so on. I started with slide bars to control those so anyone could make this with whatever parts they had laying around. I then noticed that i could parameterize all the aesthetic choices too. You can change the snout length, the head diameter, the eye distance, even the size of the eyes independently. I may need to make a new project just for this.

Oh, and its just 990 lines of code in total to do all that!

https://twitter.com/pjlangloi/status/748692603521163264

and the source for anyone with BowlerStudio that wants to play with it themselves:

https://gist.github.com/e67b5f75f23c134af5d5054106e3ec40.git

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