Dasaki Compact Animatronic Eyes + MakerEd Project

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Dasaki Compact Animatronic Eyes + MakerEd Project by dasaki Feb 18, 2016

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Animatronic eyes moved by micro hobby servos. Compact design able to be fitted in a robot head.
Eyes include a space for a PCB in case you want to add some led lighting.
Metric thread screws and washers are M3. The rest of the screws are recycled.
Total action range in either pan and tilt axes is 90 degrees (-45 to 45).

Video: http://youtu.be/YpbuKT704FI

Change log:
11st june 2014 - Pan servo harness updated to ease assembly.

If you are a curious maker / "tinker" / hacker, have a look at my blog:

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Prusa i3 aluminium


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How I Designed This

Designed by myself from scratch, using Google Sketchup Free 8 and a STL export plugin.

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Assembly process pictures included in a pdf file.
Make sure you screw the servos in the mid position (I chose 90 degrees), so you can have the proper range (in my case from 45deg to 135deg).

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Hi, First of all, thanks for the model. The files printed just fine.

Now i'm running into a problem regarding the first screw that I have to mount.
I can't seem to find the right size.. It looks like to be M2. But it does not fit.
From what device did you salvage those screws? And Is there an easy way to get that screw in?


Thanks for the feedback. It's been a long time since I don't review this design, and there is a lot of room for improvement. I can't remember where I sourced the screw from. The size is about M2x5mm. However, I just added to the thing files a picture called "alternative_to first screw.jpg" showing an (less elegant) alternative using some hobby wire. Hope it helps.


Ah great. Thanks for the quick reply. I will give that a go. If it does not work out i will attempt to make a redesign based on this model.