Friday, 25 January 2013

OSM Ind. Experimental Automata 01: The Skull-Bobber.

I have no recollection of how last night I came to be sat at the dinning table with a roll of wire and a pair of pliers.
The roll of wire looked like a Slinky, but was not a Slinky.
It was wire used in some form of gardneering.

After lots of measuring, bending, re-bending, deciding some kind of plan might be a good idea, I eventually ended up with this:
HipstaPrint
Obviously it's a little further on from the bend, unbending stage.
The key to this whole machine is the guide plate across the centre of the housing.
This keeps the push-rods where they should be.

Here's the test of the mechanism:
I had intended putting something 'fluffy' on the ends of the push-rods, but all I could find were skulls:
HipstaPrint
The finished item now looks and moves like this:
Oh, scary.

3 comments:

Le Sanglier said...

Dude, that is AWESOME! You must be so proud! I really like it.

ishlabo 24, my fellow non-robot who makes robot-like things.

Outa-Spaceman said...

It's a start.

TheBooth said...

Please tie on some tinkly bells and bring it to the next Wukulele. Please!