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Simple Animatronics help? Answered


-Can anyone help me with making an animatronic mouth such as the one in the video? Can I use a RC Car servo?
-Can someone also help me with a neck that can turn? Could I just use the back servo of an RC car so that it goes around Clockwise, and in reverse, Counter-Clockwise.
-Is there a remote for servos that can controll up to 3-4 servos at once? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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martzsam (author)2010-07-28

Most good RC remotes range from 6-12 channels. Each channel lets you control a different servo. You just have to make sure you're using the right receiver unit.

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-07-27

Depending on the weight of the piece that needs to be moved, you might need to gear up or devise a pulley system for the power. If the model of the head is being made with lightweight fiberglass or cast in heavy plaster, you would have to see if the servo is under any strain. Look up radio remote control systems that are multichannel capable or digital control. The transmitter will send out signals to a receiver unit that can control multiple servos. Maybe you should look into an arduino microprocessor to control the movements. There are a few instructables that should involve robotic control. Good luck.

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