UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! I need the same thing! How you going to mount the up/down servos? Where did you get the eyes from? What's the white round pieces in the 2nd piece right behind the eyeballs? PLEASE FILL US IN!!!
It looks like you came up with another great way to do some 2 axis eyes! I can't wait to see it all wired up and running! I really like the skull you used too, I'm not familiar with that one. Where is it from?
Are the two axis eyes going to be kind of like Spookineering's microwave motor eyes? When you mention a "shelf" I envision a servo on a plate on a hinge. The servo on the plate makes the eyes go side to side and then another servo moves the plate up and down? If that is how you are going to do it I am super impressed at the simplicity of your idea. Can't wait to see it.
The sockets are the first 3/4" of the lids of the roll-on deoderants. I drilled a hole in the top slightly smaller than the diameter of the eye and then glued the lid into the skull. I probably should do a how-to. I need to build 5 more skulls.huh. I'm a little confused. Can you explain the sockets a little more? I don't see them in the picture. How do they fit with the PVC slices?
EB, be REAL careful with regards to jaw servo placement. There is really only one way for the jaw servo to fit and make the jaw move smoothly with those Kmart skulls. Why do I bring this up? Because although there is ample room for everything, the horizontal eye linkage will bang against the jaw servo if not placed just so. Just something I'm passing along. BTW, the eyes look fantastic...I thought about using those dome-like lids too, but was afraid the eye mech would be placed too far back. Looking forward to what you come up with!
Awesome! I really like the way you cut the skull top too...I may have to steal some of your ideas..for my own use, of course....heheh.Thanks, Doc. This is the prototype, so I imagine I'm going to be fudging with it for a while. I appreciate the advice. I cut away a good amount of the bottom of the skull, and repositioned where the jaw pivot was. I have a lot of leeway as to where the GYS plate gets mounted.