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Crow T. Robot / Re: Netflix Crow sucks
« Last post by squidsicle on December 10, 2018, 03:31:54 PM »
agreed. I saw Trace Friday night.  I WANTED to say "it takes three people to create a tenth of the performance you gave"
What I ACTUALLY said was nothing.
Crow T. Robot / Re: Netflix Crow sucks
« Last post by Oldeworldsmith on December 07, 2018, 10:30:43 AM »
I don't think you'll find anyone who disagrees with that! The servo-actuated mouth is pretty darn bleh for every reason you listed and more. I can't think of any practical reason to mimic it for a fan-built bot either.

I do wonder if any of the Kickstarter funders who got screen-used Crow puppets as part of their rewards received the models with the mechanisms in the mouth. If so, I would love to get a look at them just to satisfy my academic curiosity... But certainly not for replicating.

Given how it seems that's all you hate about Netflix Crow, how do you then feel about "Tour Crow?" Seeing how he features what I think is the coolest & slickest string-based puppet jaw mechanism to date:

Crow T. Robot / Netflix Crow sucks
« Last post by Robert K S on December 06, 2018, 11:32:29 PM »
There, I said it.  Fight me.

I'm not referring to Hampton Yount.  He's fine.

I don't even mean the double-bulky arms.  "I'm different!"

I mean the new mouth actuation mechanism.  It has much lower responsiveness/bandwidth than the direct pull-string of old Crow.  Any multi-syllable word results in Crow's mouth mostly just staying open for the entirety of the word.  Sometimes Crow's mouth never closes for the entirety of a sentence.  It really lowers the verisimilitude of Crow as a puppet character.  If you try to read his lips, he only ever says "AH-AH-AH-AH-AH" now.  Once you notice this, it's impossible to get over.  MST3K is ruined forever.  Well, at least any of the bits where Crow is talking.

Point is, if you're going to build Crow, don't waste your time trying to build him with the new mouth actuator.  Do him justice and put in the old pull-string.
Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Gypsy Reference
« Last post by Snarkticon on December 04, 2018, 03:20:27 PM »
Hi! I haven't forgotten. I simply wasn't able to muster up the time or energy yet. I'll snag some reference shots tonight and contact the scanning place tomorrow!
Everything else... / Satellite of love lights?
« Last post by crowtrobotfan4 on December 03, 2018, 02:01:13 AM »
I'm looking for a good close up details or just reference photos for the 3 lights that were above the doors at the bridge. There were different types from season 1, season 2 - 7, seasons 8 - 10. Not counting the season 11 version cause it looked 3d printed.
Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Gypsy Reference
« Last post by squidsicle on November 30, 2018, 02:17:25 PM »
Best news i've heard in a while!
keep me in the loop.
I'd be more than happy to handle the cost or split it with you.
I found the photo!!! It’s from Grant Baciocco’s Instagram- @throwingtoasters
I very much remembered wrong what context it was in, but there they are. Dangling from under Servo’s skirt; the two rod pulls for his arms:

Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Gypsy Reference
« Last post by Snarkticon on November 29, 2018, 01:11:46 PM »
I was lucky enough to get my hands on TWO at the same time back in the days of the Yahoo! Group. I already sold my extra, sorry.

I've discovered a place that specializes in 3D scanning and reverse engineering here in town. I'm going to get some pictures of my Gypsy head tonight and I'll contact them to see what the cost would be to scan and release the files.
Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Gypsy Reference
« Last post by squidsicle on November 29, 2018, 11:52:25 AM »
my end-goal was to create an accurate 3d model that could be uploaded to thingiverse so everyone would have access to it.
...the only obstacle has been finding the &?$#!@$ seat.
Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« Last post by fastbilly1 on November 28, 2018, 09:27:09 PM »
Even though every part was fabricated, it still helps to see them from the other angles, thanks Oldeworldsmith.
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