i used my old batch of foam latex sludge for some test runs cause i'm gonna run short i think on my arms. i ran normal time once and it gelled in the bowl, so ran it again and cut the refine to 1 minute from 3 and 45 seconds for gel and it was very usable. This stuff was like paste so i'm very surprised.
Experimentation and persistence
Okay, final questions.
I tried my mechs with teflon tube and nylon braided fishing line (play soup method) and realized after putting it all together that fishing line stretches (braided) or breaks under too much strain (power line). I should have used cables but was looking for something with less friction. I;ve had a lot of success with brake cables but they are heavy and not smooth. I've only used the cheap brands, so maybe a good brand with PTFE, maybe a smaller shift cable intead of brake cable.
So the questions:
1.What type of cables and housing should I be using? If you can be very specific it would help. Too many options.
2. what type of triggers will work best and give you the most leverage with your fingers?
That would be frickin awesome Ted. You the man!
James, do you know if motor bike cables are thinner, or more flexible than bicycle? I would think the opposite, but never seen motorbike ones.
Thanks a ton, Ted. I'll be ordering these for my next project. I was talking with Tom Stewart and we both think a mechanics course would be a great idea for a class. Maybe not just an animotronic course but something that covers different projects like moving parts for a suit, puppet, or servo controlled character. Hopefully Matt can put something like that together with Richard or Rick.
When do you expect to have the grading done? Tom and I are both anxious to learn if we are masters or padawan