Build projects that combine animation and electronics to create mechanized puppets. They can be pre-programmed or remotely controlled, using servos, controllers, linkages, and more!
|The Theme You Picked: Animatronics|
The theme this month is Animatronics and it comes from a suggestion from dougw. The word Latin word "anima" means life and the goal of animatronics is to give the illusion of life to electronic creations. This theme launches right around the same time as we are hosting the Halloween - Projects and Videos. You are free to post your project in both spaces by tagging your blog with "AnimatronicsCH" and "sharethescare." Doing so will give you the chance to win a 3D Printer as detailed in ShareTheScare 2019 - Halloween Project Competition.
Before the concept of robots was invented there were automatons, which could be any machine that is self-operating usually through mechanical means. It is designed to automatically follow a pre-determined sequence of operations or respond to encoded instruction. Animatronics is a specialized type of automaton. It uses robotic technology to create a real life character with motion, expression, and audio. Unlike a robot it does not sense and/or react to its environment. The word itself is a combination of the word animation and electronics.
|Be Original||Stick to the Theme|
|List the Steps||Submit Video Proof|
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
What are Monthly Themes?
What are Monthly Theme Polls?
Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Animatronics or tag your project blog AnimatronicsCH
You have until December 16th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|Episode 418: Animatronic Terminator Skull with BeagleBone® AI and Giveaway! 6 days ago in Project Videos||by Christopher Stanton|
|Project14 | Animatronics: Whose Your Favorite Animatronic from Film? 2 weeks ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|Hey Moogle - an animatronic moose assistant 1 week ago in Animatronics||by easyejl|
|Doris the Evil Bowler Hat w/ ESP32 MATRIX Voice 2 weeks ago in Animatronics||by matrixlabs|
|DMX based Animatronics Controller Boards 2 weeks ago in Halloween - Projects and Videos||by genebren|
|Creepy Clown's Best Friend Skelly 3 weeks ago in Animatronics||by rsc|
|Crabby Skullduggery 3 weeks ago in Halloween - Projects and Videos||by dougw|
|Animatronic TikiBot 3 weeks ago in Animatronics||by robogary|
|A Flying Purple People Eater 2 years ago in Halloween - Projects and Videos||by dougw|
|Peter the Pumpkin - pt4 (ready to Share the Scare) 4 weeks ago in Arduino||by 14rhb|
|Episode 413: Animatronic Claptrap Case Mod Part 2 4 weeks ago in Project Videos||by pchan|
|Episode 411: Animatronic Claptrap Computer Case - Part 1 2 months ago in Project Videos||by pchan|
|Episode 378: Invader ZIM Animatronic GIR 9 months ago in Project Videos||by pchan|
|Episode 394: Animatronic GLaDOS Head with Raspberry Pi 5 months ago in Project Videos||by pchan|
|The Creature from the Crab Nebula 12 months ago in Halloween - Projects and Videos||by dougw|