Small/micro animatronics

Hi All,
Can anyone point me in the direction of resources to learn how to make small animatronics? 



  • Hi Joe,

    I don't know of any resources specific to small/micro animatronics, however many of the techniques/linkages/etc will be adapted from regular scale animatronics, so any of our courses on that subject should help.

    One thing to keep in mind is that larger animatronics can often rely on off-the-shelf parts, while smaller-scale animatronics may require designing and machining your own parts.  I would focus on learning how to design small parts in CAD and how to hand or CNC machine them.  You can get pretty far with basic power and hand tools for small-scale machining, especially if working with a softer material like brass.

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