Animatronic Tentacle with Eye

edited March 2017 in Animatronics
I have watched the Richard Landon Tentacle video a bunch of times and always thought it would be great to make one...

Then I saw this Adafruit tutorial and decided it was a perfect match:
A tentacle with an eye on the end...

Researching on the web I found this article that I found helpful:

My intent if to have a stand alone prop that has the ability to detect people and follow them with the eye (at the end of the tentacle). The tentacle will be connected to some sort of base with some mechanism (under micro control) driving it. I haven't really got that far in the design.

I am documenting the build process on the discussion site of my local maker space:

Thought anyone wanting to build a tentacle may find it interesting...
Post edited by Chris Ellerby on


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