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My Animatronic Mod Project

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by willettfx, 27 May 2006.

  1. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    Did it say
    I was made with smoothon plugs, smoothon.com?
     
  2. Guest-2867

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    Wow it's really coming along, i keep periodically coming back to this thread and each time i'm gobsmacked, amazing work, can't wait to see the final setup :D
     
  3. Cabe

    Cabe What's a Dremel?

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    very cool work (although I prefer my monsters bald)

    I see your using the Audacity for the vocoder work, very handy bit of software that.
     
  4. willettfx

    willettfx What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Guys

    Sorry, been working alot at the dental lab and been sick too and Working on the My Animatronic Project DVDs
    Its going to be 3 disk set ,over 3 hour long ,
    doing voice overs takes alot of time,But it done.
    Background Music done
    Disk Menus Done.
    1 more thing to film and it will be FINISHED.
    Here some new pics.

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    Thanks Guys
    gary
     
  5. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    nice finish :jawdrop:
    no final video?
    whats in the computer case
    as you know this is a computer modding forum so please
    tell us about your hardware and show some pics of it :D
     
  6. pedrofilho

    pedrofilho What's a Dremel?

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    It looks like the "chupa-cabra" !

    Awesome work buddy. Congratulations,

    Pedro Torres.
     
  7. willettfx

    willettfx What's a Dremel?

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  8. MoRBiD

    MoRBiD Minimodder

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    Freakin awesome!! (same reply on youtube lol)
     
  9. n0_rul3s

    n0_rul3s What's a Dremel?

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    amazing...
     
  10. Claas M

    Claas M What's a Dremel?

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    Well...I'm still waiting for a more furry face. And IMHO the voice is to unclear.

    I'm not sure if you speak so mumbly but I dislike it...

    But the technical work is unbelievable :D
     
  11. willettfx

    willettfx What's a Dremel?

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    New Video is

    Maximum PC Megatasking Film Contest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxatdVbn_nc
    What is megatasking?
    My Animatronic computer Mod will anwser this question.
    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/P...,,30_118_9485_9488^14602,00.html
    What is megatasking?
    Performance is not just a question of running one application at jaw-dropping speed. It is about a computing experience that lets you run multiple processor intensive and multithreaded applications responsively at top speed. Megatasking is that experience.
    It is about a computing experience that lets you run multiple processor intensive and multithreaded applications responsively at top speed.
    With the right software, Megatasking is about playing the latest life-like game while instant messaging, creating, editing or enjoying your favorite digital media.
    We expect that Megatasking is the future reality of PC performance. Explore the possibilities.

    Hope you Like it.
    Gary
     
  12. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    THIS IS AWESOME!!! Dude! You're sick (in a good way, which I would enjoy be ;)) I can't explain what I feel while watching those videos. I do just know one thing, your project has to less responses compared with the number of visits! And also the rating, wtf only 4 starts.. Man dude.. I'll give you 5 stars now, hope people will comment this one, because it's not just a normal computer, here we have something new and exciting.

    Grants from me.
     
  13. willettfx

    willettfx What's a Dremel?

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    My Animatronic project DVDs are Finished and coming out soon .A New Website is coming to preorder.
    Run Time 3:36:33 3 Disks set
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    Also ,My DVD case covers from printing company are so beautiful...Sorry Im just proud .
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    Some Magazines have been doing some interviews with me. One interview is from a Dental Lab magazine.LOL
    Thanks
    Gary
     
  14. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    still wayting for system spec and a photo of the pc internals
    beside that thats a really awsome mod :jawdrop::jawdrop:
     
  15. willettfx

    willettfx What's a Dremel?

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    Well ,The new website is up and running.
    http://www.willettfx.com

    "MY ANIMATRONICS PROJECT" 3 DVD set .
    The Price is $79.99 + shipping & handling $ 7.00 USA .


    Important information:
    This is a Preorder TO Reserve your DVD copy.
    Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.
    DVD-R 8X - FORMAT - NTSC Only

    For International Customers Ordering .
    At this time Im Getting the export duty information .
    You can Email me at saleswillettfx@earthlink.net
    Enter your shipping information .
    I will calculate your shipping & handling cost an any duties before you order.
    Actual shipping and handling charges may be adjusted using the most cost effective method .
    I then will reply to your email soon as possible.
    Im sorry for the inconvenience this situation poses to International customers at this time.
    Thanks
    Gary
     
  16. Claas M

    Claas M What's a Dremel?

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    lol...just for seeing you working? lol is my only opinion...
     
  17. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel What's a Dremel?

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    Claas M - I think the idea is that these are instructional videos to give others instructions for completing this type of modeling project.
    It not just video of him working and I expect that it's more in depth than the YouTube videos that he has shared with the forum.
     
  18. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    is anybody (or even the thread-starter) reading the comments in this thread?
     
  19. willettfx

    willettfx What's a Dremel?

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    Well , The animatronic mod took me over 2 years to make.And its 2 projects in 1.I
    filmed the entire process of making the animatronic. I shot 93 hours of DV tapes
    .My 1st PC MONSTERMOD was just a sculpture. I wanted my this Mod to move and talk
    ,Maybe to tell me that I have email.... Picture people's PCs having Heads .
    There favorite movie star or rock star maybe a animal. Maybe like Hal from 2001
    Space Odyssey .But, My animatronic Mod Has no A.I. But maybe one day. Im programming
    the 16 servo movements into the PC and press the play to play the movements a lip
    sync routine.
    The problems was mainly the cost . Wanted to upgrade my animatronic 's computer
    but couldnt . I wish I would have spend more money on my servos .There was times
    that I look at cost than torque. Which cost me more money in the long run .Also
    the oven ,I had to build an oven to bake the foam rubber, My 2nd oven 3'x 3'x
    3 'plywood box with foil insulation with a single burner and PC case fan for
    air circulation . And I baked the foam for 11 hours. But the 1st oven was to small
    2x'2x'2' box ,The mold fit in this oven .But there was no air circulation
    and foam rubber skin failed .You need the air circulation to bake foam rubber.

    I just wanted to say Thank You to all on this forum,And Thank You bit-tech.net
    for allowing me to post here.
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    Its older components except for the case . Im a Big MSI + AMD Fan.
    I dont need alot of computer power to run the animatronic. The computer just send
    the commands to the 16 servos.
    The case is LIAN LI PC-V800B
    My motherboard MSI KT6 and
    AMD 2500XP Barton
    Video card XFX 5600
    Antec TrueBlue 480 Watt PSU
    Maxtor 40 HD

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    When uncovered ,Here is 32 feet of servo cable.
    The only thing connecting to the PC and the Animatronic is a modular cable (Looks
    like a phone cable).
    Which is plug into a modular adapter that plug into the PC's serial port .
    The end of the modular cable plug in Mini SSCII Serial Servo Controller.

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    Thank You Guys
    Gary Willett
    WILLETTFX
    www.willettfx.com
     
  20. willettfx

    willettfx What's a Dremel?

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    I will be in MaximumPC Magazine OCTOBER 2007 "Mod of the month"
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    Thanks
    Gary
     

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