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Mouth instrument (working title)

Mouth instrument (working title)

by aquablib bmorenoo | updated February 15, 2014
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January 17, 2014 at 12:27 AM
Created by bmorenoo
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nice prototype! could you type out a description of the different components and add it to the step description? also, could you elaborate on the context for the talking mouth? What scenarios do you imagine it being used in?
almost 3 years ago

this week, we made extensions from the servos to insert into the mouth puppet so that we can open and close the mouth.

materials used:

* lasercut acrylic pieces that were slotted into each other
* sheet metal to act as spaceholder between servos (will use sturdier material in final piece)
* zap a gap glue to secure acrylic arms to servos

January 26, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Created by aquablib
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for the final week, we built a base for the mouth and ran material tests to emulate the latex rubber texture of the puppet. we ended up using materials we found at the rhode island recycling center, which included:

* round styrofoam cyclinders that will act as buttons
* pipe cleaners
* tubes
* styrofoam tape

we also used the following materials from the risd 2d/3d stores:

* casting latex to imitate the latex texture of the mouth
* acrylic paint to acquire the same color as the mouth
* creative paperclay to act as a mold of sorts to connect the mouth and tube
* vaseline to act as latex release agent (to prevent the latex from being permanently stuck onto the surfaces it was painted on)
* velcro to connect the different sized tubes

February 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM
Created by aquablib
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we extended the latex texture with latex paint and added the blow sensor, voice modules, and metal tail

February 11, 2014 at 5:16 PM
Created by aquablib
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very cool! what's the metal tail for? do you have a picture / video of someone using it as you expect them to during the show?
almost 3 years ago

complete with pillow!

mouth activated with blow sensor.

February 15, 2014 at 6:43 AM
Created by aquablib
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