Triceratops – Neck Joint Design

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Here's the two axis joint for the triceratops head. Fixed to the body this will allow the triceratops head to nod up and down…


…and move side to side. I've added the egg shaped piece of these stop motion animations to make the movement clearer, it won't be part of the final design.


The finished joint fits inside the head like this with the end where my fingers are connected to the body.

Next step: I'll be putting together a body and tail. At the moment my plan is to have the tail fixed, and the legs made from flats of double thickness card attached through circular holes on the body side.

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Comments (2)

  • maxlrainer August 27, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Rob,
    I always admire your

    Hi Rob,

    I always admire your animated pictures. The picture with the translucent head is quite self-explanatory. Great. Anyway, the movable joint is well thought-out.

    Best wishes


    Thanks Max! – RI

  • umehta August 28, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Yes, yes…fixed tail etc can

    Yes, yes…fixed tail etc can be always made pausable in phase 2…also, looking at the transparent head showing the two axis joint…it is wow. 

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