3-Axis Robotic Mechanisms - Necks, Torsos & More


Overview

2-Days Live Online - Mechanical Necks, Torsos and More.

Learn how to design and build 3-axis mechanisms for your animatronic and robotic characters with master creature effects mechanic Jim Kundig (Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Cowboys and Aliens). Using readily accessible tools and affordable off-the-shelf materials, Kundig will demonstrate his approach for mechanizing necks, torsos and more.

If you're a hobbyist who wants to learn how to make your art MOVE, or a pro looking to add to your mechanical skill-set, this Live Webcourse is not to be missed.

Early Enrollment Pricing For a Limited Time

  • Watch & Chat "Early Pricing": $49/day
  • Online Workshop: "Early Pricing": $99/Day (Limited Online Seating)
  • Subscribers take an additional 20% Off

LIVE WEBCOURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Uses for 3-Axis Mechanisms - Necks, Torsos & More
  • All About Universal Joints
  • Principles of Leverage
  • Creating Linkages
  • Rod Ends & How to Use Them
  • Digital vs. Analog Servos

 

CONTACT US:

For course questions or technical assistance please email us at: livecomments@stanwinstonschool.com

 

FAQ

WHAT IF I CAN'T TUNE IN LIVE?  WILL I BE ABLE TO WATCH THE COURSE?

Even if you can't tune in live, you'll be able to watch the stream of the webcourse whenever you want, after it is shot.  Once you buy a Live Webcourse, you own the stream forever.  You'll be able to watch the YouTube video whenever you'd like.  When the course is transitioned to the On-Demand library, you will be given access to the On-Demand streams and the YouTube videos will be shut down.

HOW DO I FIND THE LIVE VIDEO LINK?

After purchasing the course you will see the links to the videos on this page in the right column.

WHY IS THE WEBINAR NOT AVAILABLE LIVE IN GERMANY?

YouTube does not provide live streaming in Germany https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2853834?hl=en&ref_topic=2853698

I PURCHASED THE WEBCOURSE, BUT NOW IT SAYS THE RECORDED VIDEO IS "PRIVATE"?

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Course Curriculum

DAY 1 - Saturday, March 18th, 2017 - 9am - 1pm PST

 

  • Choosing the right materials for the job
  • Cutting and shaping aluminum
  • Create a spine using shafts and shaft collars
  • Making a top plate with 2 axis movement using a universal joint
  • Planning the mount for the head
  • Assembling the neck up/down mount
  • Extending the servo arms
  • Adding a rotate mount

 

Workshop Student Homework - Week 1: Finish all unfinished steps so that you are ready to mount the servos next class. If you have a head to mount to the mechanism, finish it up and mount it to the head as discussed in class (using epoxy, epoxy putty and mechanical fasteners.  If you do not have a head to mount, design some type of base to attach the finished mechanism to making sure the mechanism can be removed since we will still be working on it next week.

 

DAY 2 - Saturday, March 25th, 2017 - 9am - 1pm PST

 

  • Discussion of radio controlled servos and parts
  • Installing the up and down servos
  • Experimenting with the neck geometry
  • Lesson on leverage
  • Hooking up the rotate
  • Exploring alternate versions of the design
  • Exploring alternate methods of puppeteering design

 

Workshop Student Homework - Week 2: Finish up all parts.  Take some time to play around with the geometry of your design if it is different than that of ours in class – are you getting optimum movement, speed and strength for your project?  Once achieved take some time to go through and ad removable Loctite to all the screws in the motion components.

Materials

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