Animatronic robot talking head

Hello all you LMRians!

It's been 7 or 8 years since I posted on this site, as I had to pack up robotics in 2011. I have however visited the site periodically, and certainly have noticed some changes. Especially this new site design, which I'm now trying to grasp.

I did take up UAV's in 2013 for a while, but have had a renewed interest in robotics over the last 18 months or so, and have built a few simple robots to entertain my grandchildren.

I feel that I can now share these with you, as some of you may also find them entertaining.

This is an animatronic robotic head I built about a year ago, My thanks go to e-labtronics and Marshall Tearle for the inspiration.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at
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This is perfect for a halloween post! It would be great if you could create a “how to” for animatronic heads. Didn’t know you before, but “welcome back!”.

Thank you for your welcome, cbenson. I did in fact use it with a halloween mask last year for the grandchildren!
Unfortunately, I’m finding it quite difficult to navigate this new site and am not sure how to post pictures etc on the site. I used to have a domain where I could host pictures and link them to the old site, but I think age is getting the better of me :wink:

Great looking animatronic head. Do you have a video about it?

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Thanks for the compliment, maelh.
Yes I do, and will try now to put it in the post.


Wow! Awesome robot!
Thank you so much for adding more details!
Love the way you integrated the dialogue and the Halloween mask!

Very cinematic/theatre-like introduction. I like it. It’s funny when the talking starts :slight_smile:

Thanks also for the build-details, this is what this site is/was all about, and makes it more relatable.

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