Hello,

Here is a photo of my 3rd version of the hand made armature I'm working on (not final yet).

I used plexyglass sheet, steel, plastic balls and wood.

Do you think I should make a video tutorial for it after I finish.

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I'd like to see a video. There's always things to learn.

I really wonder how did you joint the bars with the balls....i mean,i can just use wire that breaks....that type of metal skeletons costs 70,10 $ .....

I'm not sure if plexiglass is strong enough for the plates, unless it can be thicker.  (But if you have plastic balls, plastic plates may be the best thing to match with them.)  I can see the plates bending in one of the knees.  I got the same thing with 3mm thick aluminium plates, they would bow in when I tightened up the joints.  Steel worked at 3mm thickness, but aluminium needed to be 6mm.  It helped to put a block in between the plates, in the middle, so it didn't bow in so much, and that might be a good idea here as well.

the balls I'm using are already drilled at 2mm (they are used to make cheap jewelry)

and I'm using a 2mm steel rod  witch fit perfectly with a drop of a super glue.

by the way this armature cost me around one dollar for the materials.


DimensionalAnimator said:

I really wonder how did you joint the bars with the balls....i mean,i can just use wire that breaks....that type of metal skeletons costs 70,10 $ .....

Thank you for the review,

You are right, I'm going to test 3mm plates, even though the current plates work fine and hold the weight perfectly. 

As for the block, I was thinking about putting a metal spring but couldn't found a proper ones yet.

StopmoNick said:

I'm not sure if plexiglass is strong enough for the plates, unless it can be thicker.  (But if you have plastic balls, plastic plates may be the best thing to match with them.)  I can see the plates bending in one of the knees.  I got the same thing with 3mm thick aluminium plates, they would bow in when I tightened up the joints.  Steel worked at 3mm thickness, but aluminium needed to be 6mm.  It helped to put a block in between the plates, in the middle, so it didn't bow in so much, and that might be a good idea here as well.

I would love to see your video tutorial on this! Also eBay source for the parts for those of us so time poor it takes 2 weeks to reset my password and make this post! :)

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