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Animatronic chicken? Answered

I need to build an animatronic chicken for a 4-H float (the cheaper the better). Can someone come up with an idea? I need one that makes it head go up and down, and one that goes side to side. Thanks all, I'm sure you can come up with something. _


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11 years ago

A slow moving cam/circle with a wire would do it, a second wire as a hinge determines which way the head moves (vertical hinge gives side to side motion, horizontal hinge gives up and down motion), with some limits on where the cam has to be in relation to the hinge. If you don't have any stuffed animal chickens, I'm sure someone could come up with a few paper mache ones : )

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