Modern Day Puppet Master.
You will need:
-iPhone or iPad
-123D Catch from the app store (free)
-Meshmixer computer program (download for free here)
-123D Make (download for free here)
-Arduino Software (download for free here)
- Arduino UNO $29.95
- 2 x Sharp IR proximity sensor $14.95 each
- Standard Servo $12.00
- solid core wire $2.50
- 9 VDC power adapter $6.95
- pencil or chopstick
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- patience & some Arduino experience are recommended for the 2nd half of this instructable.
Step 1: Preparing the Catch
There are two approaches to the catch, with an iphone/ipad or with a digital camera & computer. In my experience I have found the iphone/ipad method to be the fastest & most reliable so that is the method I will explain If you would like to know the other method (which is actually very similar) visit:http://www.123dapp.com/catch/learn
For the iphone/ipad approach download the (free) 123D Catch app from the app store 123D Catch App. Then create an account & log in.
You (person being catched) should be sitting on a simple stool with enough room around them for the "assistant" (person assisting taking the catch) to walk around them taking photos keeping the catchee's body within the frame.
The environment should be as evenly lit as possible but does not require studio quality backdrops or lights.
The catchee should sit as still as possible and stare directly forwards with eyes closed.