Cupid, progress report

Mon, 3 Feb 2014

Laser Cut Cupid – almost done! It works nicely but there are a couple of small changes I still need to make. Looks good though doesn’t it!

Here are the parts ready to go. I’ll need to re-do this picture as I am removing the cut-out on the shoulder of the body pieces.

The gears run beautifully smoothly.

But the wing hinges spoil the model with their rather tatty look.

I’m planning to link the wings to the body using wire loops like the ones I’ve used for the push rods.


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Comments (6)

  • nanalee February 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Very nice and


    Very nice and timely!


  • Shelley February 4, 2014 at 5:08 am

    YES! This looks amazing! So
    YES! This looks amazing! So inviting. Makes one want to build a machine like that!

  • Smelter February 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Ok Rob, one basic
    Ok Rob, one basic question.
    How do we the membership, make this character in paper?

    • robives February 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      I’m turning over a couple of
      I’m turning over a couple of ideas in my head, a paper version of this mechanism would certainly be interesting.

  • tamaramonteau February 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    This would be awesome as a
    This would be awesome as a paper project, I agree. It looks bothersome, though. I suppose the panels would have to be corrugated for better stability and strength, and how would the wing mechanism be designed? If anyone can figure it out, Rob can.

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