Animatronic Neck

Project Info
Author: Chris
Difficulty: Easy
Time Invested: 4 Hours

Take a look at the above
tutorials before continuing
to read this tutorial.
           Having already built the eyebrows, eyes and mouth for our animatron, the final step will be to affix it to a neck so that it can rotate left and right, and tilt up and down. This means two more servos will be needed to further actuate the animatronic head. After finishing this tutorial, your animatronic face will be complete!
           This tutorial guides you through the process of building a pan and tilt servo system used as an animatronic neck. The parts used, robotic theory and hardware construction process are all detailed out with pictures and video to help you understand what is happening and how it is done.

Animatronic Faces: Our Presidents

Animatronic Neck Demo Video

Animatronic Face Completed

Purpose & Overview of this project
           This tutorial is meant to be the closing point of the animatronics tutorials that I have been writing. The core goal, to finish building this animatronic face, is to add a neck that can move the robotic face left, right, up and down. All parts of the animatronic face should be able to move independently. That means the eyes, ears, mouth and neck can move at any time and do not need to wait.
           To complete this animatronic system, we will need to add a little more code to our software, add two servos with some hardware for the mechanical addition to the face and add some more connections to our electronic servo control system.