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Really Simple Animatronic Tail

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Really Simple Animatronic Tail by adafruit May 11, 2015

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https://learn.adafruit.com/really-simple-animatronic-tail

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Animatronics is tricky. It requires mechanical engineering in addition to the software and electrical engineering of most of our projects. Normally when I talk with cosplayers just getting started with electronics, I point them toward a light or sound project, to limit the number of variables.

This project reduces animatronics to its simplest case. Mechanical tails are complex stuff, often involving armatures for bones and cable mechanisms to simulate muscles and tendons. Rather that fighting against gravity, we’ll instead make it our ally. Thinking of the tail as a pendulum, a single small servo and a little math is all it takes.

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I know a friend or two who would love one of these :)

Simple, Effective, and furry approved.

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Awesome.
This is the last thing I need for my Terraria Hallowed Armor costume!
Now I need a nice wolf mask...

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Call me old, but why is all these simple things microprocessor controlled nowdays, when a simple mechanic construction would make it
simple and cheaper?

Can't people think simple anymore? Even the simplest thing has to be microcontrolled now.

I was thinking this exact thing. There is no need for a micro-controller in this. However, with the micro-controller, you could produce more nuanced motion and additional settings. Still, it's overkill though.

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and to think i had my vestigial tail cut off at birth...

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epic tail- want one to show off! supercute

Nice Ill have a go with this.

We actually make our own, and they are here: http://thetailcompany.com

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