InMoov eye mechanism

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InMoov eye mechanism by Gael_Langevin May 9, 2013


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Here is "InMoov", the robot you can print and animate. You have a 3D printer, some building skills, This project is for you!!
Remember this, all these parts are under a non-commercial license, see the terms.
This is the eyes mechanism which can be added to the head.
A bit of history videos:
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Print all parts. Mine are done with ABS.
I used 3 DS9229HV servos from Hobbyking.
I have two different cameras set in the mechanism. The support plate is set far enough to mount different sorts of cameras, hopefully.
My cameras are a Hercule HD Twist and a Megapixel webcam. Both don't exceed 11 euros. I dismantled both of them to keep the minimum of stuff.
29/12/13 Update, I added printable eyeball, I got inspired by Jhack's model(http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:122502), and designed a wider pupile and adapted casing for my cameras.

Update 08/07/14 Modified EyeMoverSideV3 to EyeMoverSideV4, this new parts lets you choose the eyes X angles position.

You can follow the assembly tutorial under the section Eye Mechanism.

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What cameras do most of you guys use. I have already bought and tried several systems but I haven't gotten any to work correctly. Any help would be great.

To hold the eye mecanism you need just to snap and screw to the other face and skull parts, right? You don't need to screw them to the "inner" parts, like the neck mechanism, right?

what is it you've been mounting this thing on? camera tripod?

Hi, what do you mean? Is your question related to the eye mecanism or the whole robot?

hah, yeah sorry, i lose track of which component i am looking at. I mean for the whole robot, in some of the videos you can see the bot mounted on some pole. It wont be long before i too need to do that. Any suggestions?

Here I designed various mountings. Select the correct one according to your level of built by looking at the pictures.

Stand Holder for InMoov

I have the servo for eyes up and down but what about right and left??? thanks Ron.

You need to use the same servos for right and left as one for up and down. You can either use only one servo for right and left if you use the coupling bar. But I suggest using two servos which should be wire coupled to a single connection.

We can rebuild him, we have the technology

PS, wouldnt it be more realistic to have the 'lifter' behind the spinal column, pulling vs. pushing to raise the head?

Hi, thanks for your interest. Your suggestion means re-designing most of the torso base and head, and sincerely it works very well like this. The servo doesn't do any effort to push the head up.