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Buch
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! It looks very true to how the movement looks in the movie....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's just so bloody brilliant, on so many different levels...!

I mean, for one thing, the animation you've already achieved looks absolutely great! Just tweak the details, and you should be there.

But then there's how your solution shows so well what how our world has changed between when the movie was made and now, just a couple of years from the time the movie ostensibly depicts.

Back then, the "obvious" way to solve a motion like this seems by all indications to have been a cam disc and a DC motor.

Today, we solve the same animation by taking a microcontroller and a servo — something that at that time was pure science fiction, literally!

Congrats, LearnByMaking! I look forward to seeing where your build goes from here...!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work LearnByMaking.

Nice solution.

Looking forward to the next update.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next update? Possible VK machine from 2049..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Bwood...possible is the operative word
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current VK Build Status and next steps :

I finally settled on a width of 415-430mm, and I'm sticking with that... for now. With that dimension settled on I've been able to make decisions on the screens/displays (available screen dimensions with 4:3 aspect ratios also played a direct role).

The smaller screens will be 2.5” diagonal. I currently have 2 screens that I'm working with, both are 2.5” diagonal LCD's with 4:3 aspect ratio. The first is a hand held CCTV tester and takes component video (NTSC/PAL) that I found on eBay for about $20 (including shipping) – just need to pull it out of it's casing. The second screen I've been experimenting with comes from a “Dash Cam Pro” that I got new for about $20. I've been looking for a way to stream video to the display (including looking for driver boards that support component video or even a serial data connection). So far I haven't had much success but I'm still looking into it since other versions of this product can be found online for under $10.

The larger screen (that shows the subjects eye) will be 5” diagonal (3:4 aspect ratio) with component video input supporting NTSC/PAL formats – this I had to order from a supplier in China

I've also just about finished my vacuum former to make the Bellows (should have the polystyrene sheets by the end of the week – still need to work out a piece to form them from though).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news...sorta Wink Yes, that's the machine from Hell, but you're making headway and that's the main thing.

Sticking to the 415/430 measurement is the way to go (I know, I know...I'm biased concerning this machine Very Happy )

Eager to see how your bellows are going to be done!
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