It's looking good for a first try
Yes, you might have 3 "spaces" you could explore. I'm sure you've thought about it: the space between the helmet and your shin, at the back of your lower ear, behind your lower jaw bone and the cheeks...that's about it.I appreciate that. I’ve been brainstorming different locations I could put the servos. The helmet itself fits. It’s all the extra crap inside it that is complicating things.
I think I’ve found a spot for them. It’s gonna be a drastic change from the first design using the 4-bar link design. The front link bar that is around where my cheeks are was an issue, so I think I found a way to eliminate it all together. I found this video on YouTube where someone used 2 servos hooked together to lift a faceplate for an Iron Man helmet. One was mounted on the faceplate, and the other to the main shell. I am prototyping that same “Stark-Tech” into my build. I’m thinking something like this:Yes, you might have 3 "spaces" you could explore. I'm sure you've thought about it: the space between the helmet and your shin, at the back of your lower ear, behind your lower jaw bone and the cheeks...that's about it.
Thanks, as always! I wish I’d thought of this in the beginning. It was by pure luck that I saw that guys channel through a YouTube short. I still need to make some brackets for the front face servos, but that shouldn’t take long. The hot glue holds them fine, but I like a mechanical connection. I’ll work on some programming over the weekend to make sure it all works before I button this thing up.Ah yes; polishing the stone to make it better and better. In your case: a helmet. Not simple to put all of those parts together and make them move properly...but you're doing a great job so far
I appreciate the kind words! It’s been quite the learning experience so far. A lot of it has been trial and error. There’s not a lot of examples of this particular helmet out there to pull inspiration from, mainly the Play Arts version. It’s gonna be finished, one way or another. I think this final rendition is gonna be it though. Again, thanks for the feedback! I’ll try not to disappoint.Really nice work. Just read the whole thread and it's great to see how you've pushed through your difficulties and succeeded. I know you're not over the finish line yet but the helmet is looking fantastic. Look forward to seeing your future work.
Lol. Like a nose guillotine. There’s actually quite a bit of room in there. I gotta make the test connections a little more secure before I put it on and try it. There’s 20 wires hanging out of it currently, and I need to touch up the paint job before I start soldering everything in permanently. I’m hoping to touch up the paint today or tomorrow.Great update and dude...the way that helmet closes; you better make sure no piece of skin/beard gets in the way
This. It increases the joy and reduces the stress many of us needlessly impose on ourselves. If it's not (for) work, then it should be relaxing...not taxing. "One small step for man..." as the famous quote goes.Im done setting deadlines and time goals.