After spending about a month reading and
studying how others have done it - I decided to use the Top Down - Bottom Up approach, starting with the ‘Brain’
in the bubble and working down to start. I chose this partly as it will take time to save the funds needed
to purchase many of the parts needed to build much of the structure.
If a person had the funds, they could purchase a
professionally built replica but what fun would that be for a person who likes to tinker and build things.
Some things I have bought like the plastic bubble, the body torso, rubber parts like the arms, and
the wheels, etc., but as funds can be tight, I will build everything that I can.
My brain is build from hobby plywood, cardboard, and light fiberglass, using the same processes used
in RC aircraft construction. To see details on this, click here...
Light Controller: Having lots of experience with microcontroller design and firmware development, I decided
to design my own light controller. Go here to read more…
The Crown: The Crown was made from two sheets of hobby
Aluminum. See the details here...
From The Neck Up: The final construction and recap of the all parts from the neck up.
The Collar: The Collar is made from Plastic and houses the Radar turn motor
Voice/Sound Controller: My serial interface controller to the MP3
The Radar and Everything up: Most of the structure of the Radar section
I bought from a club vendor.
Motorized Ear Posts and Sensors: My idea was to build the Ear Posts from plastic, see how here.
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