Finally a working cannon

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predator paul

New Member
Hi guys this is something I have been working on for a few weeks and have finally got it dialled. The basic setup is 3 servo motors to directly control the cannon and a 40 mhz controller unit with a 200 metre range. Comic-con is next week so this should be finished soon. I'll post more soon. The cannon is from here (Thanks to Maverick118) but the rest I drew in Photoshop. ;)

.'. Work in progress .'.


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.'. Update! .'.

Cannon I modelled in 3D Max a while ago to get a feel of the movement :lol:

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crawjaw

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Nice diagram and easy to follow. God bless Photoshop.
I would like to see more of this kind of detail in other weapon and armour builds.
 

predator666

New Member
Paul it looks the business, if you can get it to work it's gonna be THE BUSINESS(no doubt you will indeed) Best of luck mate, looking forward to seeing this!
 

Skullsplitter

New Member
With parallel levers you only need 1 to get it up (and instantly syncs) and the other two are to pivot up-down and left-right.
 

predator paul

New Member
With parallel levers you only need 1 to get it up (and instantly syncs) and the other two are to pivot up-down and left-right.
yeah it does automatically lift when activated. Thanks for the heads up. Are you coming to Comicon next week in London? Would be great to meet some of you guys. ;)

Paul .'.
 
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predator paul

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Hi guys, not been well for the last few days so this was put on hold :sick:

Heres a test video. The cannon is made but still needs a bit of tweaking. My Pirk Cannon was too heavy, even after hollowing out so I'm using the foam cannon that came with the backpack. Ideally I would like to use a Carlart but this will do for now. Enjoy :popcorn:

Video 1

Video 2

p.s Apology for the quality filmed it on my phone cam o_O
 

Bam

New Member
These infos are great..

BTW how do u gonna build the control into ur costume? Or do u give the control to second person whos gonna move it. That would be very interesting. Till then keep it up o_O
 

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predator paul

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These infos are great..

BTW how do u gonna build the control into ur costume? Or do u give the control to second person whos gonna move it. That would be very interesting. Till then keep it up :popcorn:

Because it has a 200 m range Another person can operate it from a distance, therefore creating the illusion of a independant
Movement. Does anybody in the U.K have a spare carlart kicking about? The foam one is too dinky o_O
 

Uhlakk

New Member
And you build it into the computergauntlet in near future?

Or is evry time someone around who get this thing move?
 

predator paul

New Member
As I said Paul no doubt you could do this, it looks great!
Thanks it was fun. I have it mounted on the shoulder of the backpack now and the wires run through a hole I drilled in the mount and it sits in the medpack section nicely to hide the reciever and battery pack. I could easily mount it on the gauntlet, it's wireless I'll get the old screwdriver out and see how compact I can make it. o_O
 

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predator paul

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Thats frikkin cool! I love animatronic stuff. I had that same dinky foam canon....Carls is far superior. :popcorn:
Yeah I saw in your WIP thread . you have a Carlart I want one sooooo bad. PM coming your way Carl :sick: I have played around with several methods to light it with sound here are my ideas that will soon become reality.

1: Luxeon 1 led with a stroboscope timer effect (potentionometer)

2: (Easier) Removable camera flash Halogen with a remote control reciever

3: Basic blue/whitebulb with blue gel paper with a finger switch linked up to mp3 player (when switch is pressed cue ipod sound)

Ay others? o_O
 

Skullsplitter

New Member
yeah it does automatically lift when activated. Thanks for the heads up. Are you coming to Comicon next week in London? Would be great to meet some of you guys. o_O

Paul .'.
Fraid not, I'm about to backpack in Wales in a week or so with my girlfriend...
 
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Honus1

New Member
Neat! You could control it using an XBee radio transmitter stashed inside the gauntlet and have bend sensors on your fingers to move it. Originally that's how I planned on doing mine but then it turned into a much more complex system.....
 

soulsearcher

New Member
Love the cannon mate, been tryin to figure the amnimatronics out for one, but you've explained everything! top job matey.


I'll be at the comicon at Earls next sunday, so maybe see some of you guys there?
 

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