Turning Turtle – Coming Really Soon.

Tue, 24 Jul 2012

#Truelove and I are away for a couple of days from tomorrow. I wanted to add a new project to the site before we left and the tumbler has a few days work to go but I reckoned I could complete a project based on an idea I had using the flexible joint. Michael42er designed a flexible joint for connecting two models to each other. It occurred to me that it could be suitable for converting a drive so that it goes round a corner.

By connecting two if the zig-zag flexible joints together I made a joint that turns a drive by ninety degrees.  

I fitted the drive into a box and added this tortoise to make it into a character based project. I've put all the parts together and completed the project photography. It's getting late here so I'll post the model tomorrow morning meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the animation.


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  • cool022883 July 25, 2012 at 3:10 am

    the turtle looks like a great

    the turtle looks like a great model.you could also use the mechanism to make some kind of like a break dancing character. glad your taking a little vacation you definitely deserve a break for all the work you put into these models. Enjoy your break.

    Thanks! I’m sure we will 🙂 – RI

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