Tweety Bird Prototype

Tue, 24 Jun 2014

First steps in designing a bird to go on the Tweety Bird Box.

In this model the beak opens and closes and the wings flutter whilst the bellow make suitable tweeting sounds. I’m aiming to make the beak move powered by the same cam that drives the bellows, that way they’ll be in sync. I’ll add another cam to drive the wings.

I’ve already added a the linkage that will drive the beak to this prototype.


Hopefully I’ll be able to fit the drive linkages up through the legs so that they are hidden from view.

Next step: the currect version of the bird is cut out freehand from card, I’ll be cutting it up, scanning it and transferring it to the computer

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Comments (4)

  • umehta June 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    It would be very ambitious

    It would be very ambitious but this bird can walk on the double crank while tweeting and moving its beak all at the same time with just one handle's few turns. But hey, we have talents in our group! 

    • Smelter June 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm


      I fear we (collectively),

      I fear we (collectively), may have some way to go in paper, to match monsieur Briquet's Silver Swan.

      Baby steps Smelter. Baby steps – RI

  • Shelley June 25, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    This could be my favorite

    This could be my favorite model so far, Rob!! I even love the way your rougher sketches look make my heart sing! can't WAIT for this one.

    Thanks Shelley, I’m really pleased with how it is turning out 🙂 – RI

  • perchik December 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Did this ever get published

    Did this ever get published as a model? I went looking for it today but never found it.

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