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Hey all.

I I was hoping for some suggestions from the more knowledgeable crowd here. I found this, http://www.target.com/p/halloween-c...39946#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=Crow+skeleton+ and I was wondering if there are any ideas about animating the head/jaw with standard size servos. I I have Vsa and an ssc32 that I use for my 3 axis skull, and I I think I have an idea how to do it here as well, but considering its size, I'm having a few issues.

I was thinking if I put the servos on a plate at the base of the bird and run rods and linkages to the head/jaw area it should work, but the standard size servos I I have are proving difficult to figure in.

Any ideas would be most appreciated.
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I'm working on the same thing,

Standard servo is black and hard to spot if you fit it in the rib cage.. black is the camouflage. a 2.5 rod will fit in the spine and come out the neck a couple of nuts is what is need to attach the head to the rod..... this I have tested and got fully turning head....

now for the talking... mini servo will not fit in the head cavity ... but you can cut the back of the head and fit one half in, half out.... and than add a couple of feathers to hide the servo.... this is as far as I got... I made a proof of concept that worked well but have not finalized it.

if you do not have or not want to make holes for a mini servo.... you can run LEDs as eyes and run those to the ssc32 as a ssc32 relays... the two wires would hook to the 2 inside pins of the 3 pin channel. with vsa you can now turn the head and use the LED eyes to indicate speech... this works well on some static rats that I have singing with my skulls.

parts needed.

neck http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_rotary_driver.html#.VCzr9k0cScw

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