Flex Elephant Trunk

Thu, 26 Sep 2013

I knew this mechanism would be useful. First the snake by Mr Cool, now an elephant trunk. Whatever next!

This is a rough prototype – a sort of proof of concept elephant head. Pull the tendon and the trunk raises. RumpetaRumpeta!


Perhaps a fairly simple elephant. Pull the tail to raise the truck. I think that would be a charming little project.


I'll need to have a look at starting the trunk wider and tapering it, perhaps making each section a truncated cone. (For all you geometry geeks out there, the proper mathematical name for a truncated cone is a frustrum

Plan: finish off robot, make elephant, drink coffee.

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Comments (2)

  • nanalee September 27, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Such fun! A pink elephant.

    Such fun! A pink elephant. Wow!

    • umehta September 29, 2013 at 3:57 am

      It seems sufficient (without

      It seems sufficient (without body). You may need to give the tip of its nose a shape though but it looks pretty. Pink is better than any other color (especially for elephant), isn't it?

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