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Where I’m at currently with the animatronic deer skull project…
Last weekend I decided to start the ball rolling and figured the only way to start was google. I searched for how to make animatronics, and Arduino seemed to be the best starting point. So I bought a book and ordered the chip off amazon. 
Right now I’m going through the examples and learning as I go. It’s a lot of fun. It’s one part electrical engineering and one part computer programming. I’m starting to understand the concepts and it makes a lot of sense so far. Not as bad as I thought it’d be. 
So far I’ve gotten a red light to turn off and on, and fade as well. It’s exciting but I want to learn this so much faster! 
Meanwhile, I still need to figure out the best way to construct the skull and neck. I think a lot of that will depend on how the circuitry and servos have to fit together and how much weight it can handle. A lot of questions I still need to work out. 
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Where I’m at currently with the animatronic deer skull project…
Last weekend I decided to start the ball rolling and figured the only way to start was google. I searched for how to make animatronics, and Arduino seemed to be the best starting point. So I bought a book and ordered the chip off amazon. 
Right now I’m going through the examples and learning as I go. It’s a lot of fun. It’s one part electrical engineering and one part computer programming. I’m starting to understand the concepts and it makes a lot of sense so far. Not as bad as I thought it’d be. 
So far I’ve gotten a red light to turn off and on, and fade as well. It’s exciting but I want to learn this so much faster! 
Meanwhile, I still need to figure out the best way to construct the skull and neck. I think a lot of that will depend on how the circuitry and servos have to fit together and how much weight it can handle. A lot of questions I still need to work out. 
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Where I’m at currently with the animatronic deer skull project…
Last weekend I decided to start the ball rolling and figured the only way to start was google. I searched for how to make animatronics, and Arduino seemed to be the best starting point. So I bought a book and ordered the chip off amazon. 
Right now I’m going through the examples and learning as I go. It’s a lot of fun. It’s one part electrical engineering and one part computer programming. I’m starting to understand the concepts and it makes a lot of sense so far. Not as bad as I thought it’d be. 
So far I’ve gotten a red light to turn off and on, and fade as well. It’s exciting but I want to learn this so much faster! 
Meanwhile, I still need to figure out the best way to construct the skull and neck. I think a lot of that will depend on how the circuitry and servos have to fit together and how much weight it can handle. A lot of questions I still need to work out. 
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Where I’m at currently with the animatronic deer skull project…

Last weekend I decided to start the ball rolling and figured the only way to start was google. I searched for how to make animatronics, and Arduino seemed to be the best starting point. So I bought a book and ordered the chip off amazon. 

Right now I’m going through the examples and learning as I go. It’s a lot of fun. It’s one part electrical engineering and one part computer programming. I’m starting to understand the concepts and it makes a lot of sense so far. Not as bad as I thought it’d be. 

So far I’ve gotten a red light to turn off and on, and fade as well. It’s exciting but I want to learn this so much faster! 

Meanwhile, I still need to figure out the best way to construct the skull and neck. I think a lot of that will depend on how the circuitry and servos have to fit together and how much weight it can handle. A lot of questions I still need to work out. 

The Skeleton Deer Skull Project (I’ll come up with a better name for it later.) 
So this is going to be my next major art project. It’s something I’ve wanted for a while, but just haven’t had time to really devote to figuring out for a while. 
Basically, I wanted a mounted deer head (like the kind over fireplaces), but the skeleton of one. However, that’s obviously too easy. So I also want it to be able to move around with its own animatronics and motion track / follow as people walk around my house. Also as a bonus, I’d like to hook it up to bluetooth so I can use it as an external speaker when someone calls me. Whenever the other person talks, the deer’s mouth would flap open and closed. 
Simple right? Do I know how to make it yet…no. 
Its that going to stop me…no. 
…and here we go! :D 
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The Skeleton Deer Skull Project (I’ll come up with a better name for it later.) 
So this is going to be my next major art project. It’s something I’ve wanted for a while, but just haven’t had time to really devote to figuring out for a while. 
Basically, I wanted a mounted deer head (like the kind over fireplaces), but the skeleton of one. However, that’s obviously too easy. So I also want it to be able to move around with its own animatronics and motion track / follow as people walk around my house. Also as a bonus, I’d like to hook it up to bluetooth so I can use it as an external speaker when someone calls me. Whenever the other person talks, the deer’s mouth would flap open and closed. 
Simple right? Do I know how to make it yet…no. 
Its that going to stop me…no. 
…and here we go! :D 
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The Skeleton Deer Skull Project (I’ll come up with a better name for it later.) 
So this is going to be my next major art project. It’s something I’ve wanted for a while, but just haven’t had time to really devote to figuring out for a while. 
Basically, I wanted a mounted deer head (like the kind over fireplaces), but the skeleton of one. However, that’s obviously too easy. So I also want it to be able to move around with its own animatronics and motion track / follow as people walk around my house. Also as a bonus, I’d like to hook it up to bluetooth so I can use it as an external speaker when someone calls me. Whenever the other person talks, the deer’s mouth would flap open and closed. 
Simple right? Do I know how to make it yet…no. 
Its that going to stop me…no. 
…and here we go! :D 
Zoom Info

The Skeleton Deer Skull Project (I’ll come up with a better name for it later.) 

So this is going to be my next major art project. It’s something I’ve wanted for a while, but just haven’t had time to really devote to figuring out for a while. 

Basically, I wanted a mounted deer head (like the kind over fireplaces), but the skeleton of one. However, that’s obviously too easy. So I also want it to be able to move around with its own animatronics and motion track / follow as people walk around my house. Also as a bonus, I’d like to hook it up to bluetooth so I can use it as an external speaker when someone calls me. Whenever the other person talks, the deer’s mouth would flap open and closed. 

Simple right? Do I know how to make it yet…no. 

Its that going to stop me…no. 

…and here we go! :D 

And here’s today’s animation!

Back to working on animations!

This one was done with pencil, paper, photoshop and snap seed.

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