I have hinges that I mocked up on the master and work great. I have a servo motor hooked up to a picaxe board that seems to have enough power to move the plate if it is leveled with the ground. I also have some low powered magnets and some high power rare earth magnets.Very detailed blue prints!
Everything is looking great. I hope the hinge system works.
Have you thought about a button latch, hinges, and some springs to open and close the face plate?
Thanks for the reference pics! It's never too late.... although it would have sure been nice to see Omi's helmet up close beforehand. Also, it's cool to see my logo among them pics... I have to say, i'm honoredVery nice progress you have made on the helmet. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the hinge system. I have been wanting to do this costume as well for a while. I haven't come up with a good hinge system but I haven't really given the hinges any serious thought yet.
Anyways, I know it is a little late to share reference pics but here is what I collected while planning my build:
You could put the servos in your suit somewhere and run a cable system to the helmet to motorize the faceplates... kind of like a lot of the Iron Man helmets out there.Ok, after a long hiatus, I have some progress pictures!
I got casting materials and time
And best of all...
(i'm holding the pieces against my head)
Bad news is that there isn't a lot of space left for servos, but there's space for hinges, so I can definitely articulate it, but probably not motorize it
I think I found a place for them between my cheeck bones and my ears. It's tight, but there's definitely room. Otherwise, ther cables also seem like a good alternative.You could put the servos in your suit somewhere and run a cable system to the helmet to motorize the faceplates... kind of like a lot of the Iron Man helmets out there.
Right now it all depends on wether I feel like expending the effort in making additional castings. It's more complicated and more time consuming than I thought it'd be, so we'll see. Also, i'm not very satisfied with the quality of the castings, and I'll be hesitant to sell something I'm not entirely proud of.Looks nice! You should tape the pieces together and take a pic so we get a better pic of what it looks like being worn. I'm sure this question has been asked but are you planning on selling any castings?
Alright, as requested here are some pictures with the helmet taped up.Looking good! I agree that you should tape it together for a better pic.