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Build prototype on commission

Hello

I am wondering if I can find on this forum an experienced robot maker, who can help me with 2 of my project on commission. One would be a design/artwork piece, the other one an artwork.

Thanks

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birdmun's picture

"expand" the A from the I. My first thought on hearing your proposal was an A/I that rotated around a central axis. I would imagine a servo set to rotate the letter could also push the platforms that the other two letters are on to the side. Thereby, making room for the A to fit between. A simple microcontroller and a real time clock chip should do nicely for the rest of the build.

You can see a simulation of the project I made here.

This will be a conceptual clock, which "shows" only seconds. TIK-TAK, a kind of linving in the moment - buddhist influence. My plan is to exhibit in art/design exhibitions.

The installation is made by three 3D letter, the "I" is transforming in "A" like an inchworm. The other two letters are pushed away by the  inchworm movement (for this I have a few solution...) The leters are 20 cm tall aproximately. Let me know what possibilities I have to make this clock real.

Thanks!

ossipee's picture

But something like this might make a good starting point

http://www.ttnet.net/ttnet/gotoprd/SE100/051/0/94251303232383635383.htm

over kill for budda but think of the possibilities

Ossipee

 

I was thinking about LED's, but i really wish a 3D kinematic, thanks again

Hahaha, I just posted a few days ago on my FB the story of Bob. I am actually freelancer, and I work for Bob type of guys.

Thanks, Maxhirez for your reply. I will make a sketch soon about my first project.

Maxhirez's picture
We have makers with varying levels of experience but for your purposes it might be best to give us a description of what you're trying to achieve with each project. Size and desired result from the bot will be important factors here. If there are import or tax concerns then you might want to limit solicitations to the EU, but if you can virtually work along side of someone and do the physical building yourself, we have very talented roboticists from all over the world.

I don't know if you were updated automatically by the system about my update/new info...in case not, here it is:

You can see a simulation of the project I made here.

This will be a conceptual clock, which "shows" only seconds. TIK-TAK, a kind of linving in the moment - buddhist influence. My plan is to exhibit in art/design exhibitions.

The installation is made by three 3D letter, the "I" is transforming in "A" like an inchworm. The other two letters are pushed away by the  inchworm movement (for this I have a few solution...) The leters are 20 cm tall aproximately. Let me know what possibilities I have to make this clock real.

If you don't know a person, who can be intrested in making this, than you can tell me maybe what type of motors should I buy, maybe I will try to do by myself :-/ or maybe I should post in different category and ask questions about how to make it?

Thanks!

Maxhirez's picture

First, let me say, Cool idea, Vanxa!  

There are lots of ways you could go here, from a very simple windsheild wiper mechanism to a very precise timed microcontrolller and servo mechanism and several in between.  One of the things to consider is the construction materials you'll be using.  What will the letters be made of, how much will they weigh, what is the base configuration, etc...?  Heavier materials will require heavier duty solutions, which may be more expensive with more precision (the windshield wiper solution would be comparatively cheap but may not get as close to the second-by-second aspect if timing is an important part of the concept.)

The interesting problem to me is what happens to the crossbar in the center of the "A" as it collapses?

merser's picture

Your name isn't Bob is it?