OTF blade mechanism in the works.

Discussion in 'Predator Props' started by Pestvic, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Pestvic

    Pestvic Blooded

    Just wanted everyone to see that it works. I'm turning the mech with a screw driver because I don't want a gear on bottom. Here is where the arm will sit so it has to be internal.


    From what I read we can change the torque by making the gear bigger for the string. So I've been adjusting in cad and will hopefully get a working string soon haha. I'm also editing to make the moving parts lighter so I can use a lighter spring that will be easier on the string pull.
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    We'll keep trying! To bad Pete couldn't chime in :p.

    Anyway, while I'm waiting for a print and my frustration to calm down, I designed this in about 30minutes. (Wolf mine coming soon!)
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    Just going to make the shell a little bit thicker for some room to carve the dimples into the shell.
     
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  2. Jmen

    Jmen Hunter

    One of the best mechs i see. Love it. :cool:
     
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  3. Pestvic

    Pestvic Blooded

    Thanks man! :) I wish I had access to more style springs, Spring steel, etc. I'm limited to the ones the hardware store has and its hard to get it to balance. But you guys give me motivation to finish it :)
     
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  4. Jmen

    Jmen Hunter

    Its good, if its good))) Do you plan to sale your stl of mech and wolf mine?
     
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  5. Pestvic

    Pestvic Blooded

    Yeah I plan to list them on shapeways for a decent price :) maybe one option will be a package deal. I'm going to design his vial of blue goo and whip most likely. His plasma cannon will be the last challenge.
     
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  6. Jmen

    Jmen Hunter

    I think i want all of it. :whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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  7. Vyrstolf

    Vyrstolf Blooded

    That's wicked. Let us know when they're for sale, and what the hell is shape ways? Lol
     
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  8. Pestvic

    Pestvic Blooded

    Shapeways is the site that you can sell the stl files you use to 3D print these.
     
  9. Vyrstolf

    Vyrstolf Blooded

    Oh, they you'd need a printer. Bah!
     
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  10. Pestvic

    Pestvic Blooded

    I might sell the printed versions, but users would have to do the sanding and finalizing to get it to work smooth :)
     
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  11. Shogun

    Shogun Blooded

    Yes you will get it eventually......... ! :D
     
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  12. Nimri

    Nimri Unblooded

    Love your work!! Also I'm excited to hear about the whip, how would you make that? Would it be simply for show (meaning it cant unravel or actively move) or would you make it interactive?
     
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  13. Pestvic

    Pestvic Blooded

    I plan to use a standard black whip you can buy at the costume store and then add slip on alien tail spikes to the whip like the move. Maybe even a handle shell. So it would definitely work :)
     

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