Tortoise mechanism progress

Fri, 22 Jan 2010

I've made some progress on the Tortoise model today. The head and neck fit into a tube, I'm using a rocker in the base with an upright that locates in the neck to push it back and forth. This has required a lot of post-construction chopping. It has ended up rather untidy looking but the mechanism seems to work well. From this stage I can make measurements and make a few changes to the parts.

Next step, I'll be adding parts to the computer file and then printing out again and testing the Mk II version.

Please escuse the rather rough layout of the latest Workshop Notes entries, I'm making a few changes to the way things are stored in the main database – they'll look worse – then they'll look much better!

Comments (2)

  • Shelley Noble January 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Fabulous! I can follow your

    Fabulous! I can follow your ability in making the 3D paper tortoise shape–got that–but then you leave me in the brain dust when you decide on using a certain mechanism to make that model move! That’s the precise point when you become a witch!

    • robives January 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

      Actually I’ve taken

      <cackle!> Actually I’ve taken more photos of the design process – I’m planning to ‘spell’ it out in a bit of detail. Tee hee </cackle>

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