Looking for cable joystick plans
I'm looking for plans to the multi axis joysticks used for puppeteering. Mr. Landon used it in the tutorial "cable mechanism basics." I looking for any plans, specification, or layouts on the device. Anything will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all in advance.
Christopher Vaughan ✭✭✭✭✭No Trevor we do not have any Cad designs or blueprints for them. Sorry5
a little bit late now maby but i just did a new post about this. have just made a 3-d printed joystick pulley.6
Towards the end they cover controllers.
The controller that is built in the lesson David linked to ( https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/tutorials/animatronic-tentacle-mechanism-basics ) uses off the shelf components, which is much more accessible. Following that same basic design you could easily machine any of the components out of metal.
I am using acrylic but plywood will work as well.
Cut 3 disks of acrylic 2 x 3" and 1 x 2.8inches. Using the centering holes drill and bolt them together. If you cable is wider than the slot then add an extra 2.8inch disk.
You have a pulley.
Cut 2 strips of acrylic and bolt them to either side of the pulley - you have a handle.
Cut a larger strip and measure it as the base.. remembering that the final shape will be a 'U'. Heat and bend the 'arms' up making sure the gap between the arms will fit the pulley and it's lever.
Drill holes for an axle to hold the pulley.
Bolt and secure to a strong base. For an additional feature make up another pulley and bolt to the base of the 'U' so that it can swivel with the pulley also.
Finally get a piece of heavy duty acrylic (or plywood. All the above CAN be made of wood and drill holes for the cable access.. Mount and secure cable sleeve to so they will not slip.
Thread wires and you have a 2 or 4 cable pulley system.
Simple cable joystick done.