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Halloween - Projects and Videos

3 Posts authored by: dougw Top Member
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Crabby Skullduggery

Posted by dougw Top Member Oct 31, 2019
I have been having a devil of a time trying to design and build an animated head for my animated crab chassis. My CAD software refused to make stl files of some of the parts, my slicer refused to properly slice some of the parts into a 3D print file, my big printer couldn't get a bad roll of PLA to print properly - it just wouldn't stick to itself. I printed off 14 parts successfully with white PLA but the big orange prints just kept failing. With Halloween fast approaching, I decided to change ...
This project aims to create an animatronic alien creature from the Crab nebula. The “Crabster” has a crab-lobster body and a pacumpkin head with lollipop eyeballs. This animatronic machine turned into a giant mechanical design challenge with forty-four 3D printed parts, 20 of which were moving parts. The project was intended to have real engineering challenges as well as make an interesting Halloween machine. Some of the challenges were: to design the machine to snap together with ...
I have a 6 year old granddaughter and I thought she might get a kick out of a flying purple people eater. So I re-vectored another project I was working on to create this little animatronic monster. Here is a little demo of the flying purple eater in action: With a little help from a friendly and curious tiger .....   Here are some quick build details:     Hear the full Purple People Eater song here. or here ...