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fastbilly1

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Servo Hat
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:02:05 PM »
For those who did not make it to an On Tour show, there was a great invention exchange that involved Jonah showing off three hats:

A bone head, a Crow, and a Servo.

Well yesterday we were out and about and Smits found a similar helmet:


So after an hour of cleaning and sanding it, a coat of Krylon 2in1 White and a coat of Rustoleum 2in1 flat red:


The helmet is a 187 skate pads helmet:
https://www.amazon.com/187-Killer-Pads-Skate-Helmet/dp/B015XOLX3A/

In the sketch Jonah mentions it is a baseball helmet, but it looks alot more like a skateboarders helmet.  The rest of the build is standard servo, carousel, pauldron, shoulders, arms, and hands.  I will use spare shoulders and pauldrons, arms will be made from scratch and the hands will be spare Waverly hands.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »
This Invention Exchange was one of the hilights of the Argoman show.  I thought I was going to die laughing.  Great idea for a build!

Do you have plans to make the head/mouth/arms movable or puppeteer-able?

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 02:06:33 PM »
Can't wait to see this one!

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 09:39:03 PM »
No pic update - two coats of Servo Red over the flat red. 

Plan is to make the mouth open and close, but nothing more complicated than that.  Unless I find a cheap RC car or something to take apart.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 09:55:50 AM »
Smits came by, so we did a trial fitting with a spare servo head (the dome is signed by Joel so it doesnt leave the mantle):


The holes are a bit closer together in the real one. 

She also had a copy of the tour book which gave us this great shot:


Edit:
She just got confirmation that the shoulders and pauldrons will come in AFTER the convention.  So time to breakout the foam cutter, dremel, and random piping bits.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 11:54:54 AM »
No pic update:
Shoulders were made out of 45degree 3/4inch pvc pipe connectors with threaded stoppers superglued together.  They were sanded and painted white.  Then I (poorly) handwound some 16gauge wire to make the springs.   

I will be cutting the pauldrons out of pinkfoam tonight.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 02:23:12 PM »
I was helping a friend with some stuff out in his shop yesterday... his son has the same helmet. :)

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 03:54:14 PM »
Smits found hers at the Unclaimed Baggage store in scenic Scottsboro Alabama.  Along with the bonehead helmet that is close enough. 

I will update my original statement to "I will attempt to make the parts tonight" since it is looking like another 12+ hour workday.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 04:04:24 PM »
So making up the delayed pieces I made a quick trip to homedepot to find some plumbing parts 3/4inch piping 30degree turn and a screw in cap.  Took some pink foam to make the pauldrons.  I poorly spun some wire for the arms but it will work for the weekend:


Glued together arms:


And glued on the helmet pre heat forming:


Once it is heatformed it will work until the real parts can be obtained.  Once we get the real parts we will look into automating him.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 01:31:50 PM »
Lookin' good!  It'll definitely be a unique prop; even MSTies you meet at the con might not know where it's from!  They'll be disappointed they missed the live show. It really was an hysterical experience.

Keep up the good work!  Can't wait to hear the reactions you get at the con!

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 02:15:03 PM »
i missed the live show because i live in Mississippi.
Try not to get sucked into the vortex of hell Billy!

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 05:19:58 PM »
Yeah, a lot of states got the shaft this year.  Texas MSTies got the worst of it.  Joel has announced that they are considering doing a second tour for next summer, so I suspect the places that got the short end of the stick will be included in the 2018 lineup!

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 08:04:25 PM »
yaaaaaaay. Also i fixed my servo's neck.
Try not to get sucked into the vortex of hell Billy!

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 08:43:21 AM »
^Awesome, man!

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 02:59:06 PM »
Smits is wearing it this weekend, I sadly have to work...