Jousting Dragon knights:
Remember the video game 'Joust' or the movie Labyrinth? - I designed my own #ChipERemix to joust dragon riding knights.
- Used void spaces to fit and hold ChipE parts while allowing for wiring.
- This design only uses the 26 screws for the hip and ankle servo 'horn and idlers'.
- The tip of the tail can pop off to plug in and recharge the battery.
- The LCD is reforged as a shield.
Enjoy a Renaissance Faire with these protectors at your side, tilt at windmills, or settle an argument the old fashioned way!
solidt for some knight
falken76 for some beasty
ljbotero for some scaly samples
Thingiverse and makerbot (2x)
and RobotGeek! #ChipERemix
The ankle armor needs to be shrunk vertically about 25% to allow for flexibility of movement.
Used 'Zap a Gap' for model assembly.
Used small file for IR sensor space, rounding feet C bracket slots, as well as a little of the tail to accommodate battery and wires. Used Spray paint to color and metallic sharpies for detailing before assembly. If tip of tail is too loose, wrap a rubber band tightly around the power connector to the battery for friction fit. Can even use Velcro to attach knight and head to body for board reprogramming; a better way is to add a 90 degree micro USB extension cable instead (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W6URQPE) tucked in the back.
Solenoids mounted at 90 degrees though I have them 'rest' forward.
I added spare rubber pads to the talons.
Followed RobotGeek ChipE instructions for wiring and some assembly.