How to Build an Animatronic Head Part 4 - Lip Mechanisms, Skin Testing & Programming


Learn how to finish, test, and program an animatronic head with master creature effects mechanic Craig Caton-Largent (Jurassic Park, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Predator 2). Concluding his 4-part webcourse series on DIY animatronics, Caton-Largent guides you through the final steps of your mechanical character build, including an in-depth demonstration on creating servo-controlled lip mechanisms, followed by skin testing, and basic animatronics programming.

Approximate Runtime: 3:40:51


  • Attaching the Jaw Assembly
  • Installing Lip Cables & Tabs
  • Connecting the Lip Servos
  • Trimming & Gluing Down the Test Skin
  • Animatronics Programming Basics - The Pololu Board
  • Using Visual Show Automation (VSA) Software


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Craig Caton-Largent