Chameleon Body Layout

Thu, 5 Apr 2012

The chameleon is one of those projects that needs the hands on, paper and scissors approach. To that end I've spent the morning sitting in the sun cutting and sticking with this is the result.

There are a few things that need a little work as enumerated above then it'll be time cut up the model and scan in the bits.

The finished project will rock back and forth under pendulum power. See the previous post for more details.

Comments (5)

  • umehta April 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I hope pendulum will be able

    I hope pendulum will be able to carry the load unless ankle joint is actually free joint (for appearance) or if the body is made of two pieces – one part moving.

    The ankle will be in two parts, not like in the picture – RI

  • tamaramonteau April 6, 2012 at 2:33 am

    That looks so cool! I can’t

    That looks so cool! I can't wait to play with it. LOL

  • tamaramonteau April 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I found this chameleon on

    I found this chameleon on http://www.geocities.jp/pepakuratoki/camereon.htm. I thought the placemen of the feet would help when designing joints.

    thanks Tamara 🙂 – RI

    • umehta April 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Hello Tamara,
      The link you

      Hello Tamara,

      The link you cited is in some foreign language and is protected by a copy right. Besides, it seems it is a static model. Rob's model is going to get an action. A big difference.

      I am wondering, down the road, if the tongue may get some action in Rob's model. 

      It would be cool to make a fly catching tongue! – RI

      • tamaramonteau April 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        Yes, I know it’s foreign and

        Yes, I know it's foreign and copyrighted, which is why I sited the page. Also, I know the model is static. I was only using this model as a suggestion for when Rob designs the leg joints. Just trying to be helpful. 😉

        Very helpful thanks! I shall shamelessly steal the feet layouts – RI

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