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You got it. I incorporated each digit into a lever system so that I could operate the whole finger from a motor system mounted inside the back of the hand. I have not decided whether I will proceed with drive screws or a more ambitious stepper motor setup.This is a bare bones proof of concept ripe for modification (such as more grippy fingertips) so please feel free to experiment with the design. If you build a version with your students, please post it using the "I made it link". I'd love to see it!Thank you :)
Each digit can open and close separate from the others and the index, ring, and pinky finger all spread individually (the middle finger is fixed in that respect). The hand is able to do the 'V' (I'm assuming you mean the Vulcan greeting rather than two fingers up ... which it can also do) but because the middle finger on this design is fixed it is not as dramatic as it could be.
I don't have a scale on hand, but I'd guess about 8oz (227 grams).
I will see what I can do ... anything in particular you are not getting out of the photos and descriptions that you are hoping to get from a video?
Thank you so much!
Thank you for saying so :)
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I'll admit my instructions are a bit vague so I'm sure I am to blame in part for your unintended outcome. However, I have always wondered if a red giant was stable enough to sustain life so if you decide to inhabit one of your planets do let me know how it goes :)
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Thank you!I'm glad you think so :)
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I used traditional violin dimensions, so it plays like a traditional violin :)
Sounds like quite an undertaking!Good luck!
Thank you! Don't forget to vote for your favorite in the "Metal" contest :)
Thank you! I appreciate you saying so :)
Thank you :)
I haven't thought of selling it so I can't say for sure ... though I am rather proud of it ;)
Thank you - did it all in the living room :)"On it's own the steel violin does have a very unique sound. I was going for a "stanky" southern sound and though it is a little more muddled and muted than a traditional wooden violin, I think with a pickup and just a touch of distortion I might be able to get what I am looking for."
Perhaps in the future. I'm in the process of reinforcing the neck (my initial design for the neck mount was inadequate) and electrifying for amplification, so it may be some time before I'm able. Thank you for your comment :D
Thank you :)I'll have to see if I can't find the maker of that violin.I do intend to electrify it, but I haven't given much thought beyond that.
Nice! Thank you :)
On it's own the steel violin does have a very unique sound. I was going for a "stanky" southern sound and though it is a little more muddled and muted than a traditional wooden violin, I think with a pickup and just a touch of distortion I might be able to get what I am looking for :)
I appreciate the kind word :) (See my response to Infinitevortex for the explanation of the sound)
Thank you :) (See my response to Infinitevortex for the explanation of the sound)
Thank you for the kind words!
You are very generous, thank you :)
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