STL Show & Tell: Animatronic Eyes #3DPrinting #3DThursday
Thingiverse user sideburn shared an awesome project that uses servos to create animatronic eyes.
This is a simple servo controlled animatronic eyeball that uses 2 servos. The eye can look left and right and the top eyelid can open and close. you can drive 2 eyeballs with a servo Y cable. The servo control arm for the eyeball can slide onto the main shaft or plugged into the back of the eyeball itself as shown in the snapshots.
From the look of the gallery on the thingivese page, it looks like it was designed in Tinkercad (a super simple, easy to use CAD web app) which goes to show it doesn’t matter what software you use, but what you do with it.
Full instructions and download Available on Thingiverse.
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