I finally got away from the computer for a while yesterday, and was able to start cutting the mechanical tentacles for our competition entry.
I just did up a parts count for the tentacles. There are, including spacers, 10 individual pieces per link. There are 10 links per tentacle, times 8 tentacles!
That's a total of 800 pcs. PLUS I still have to design the tentacle mount to the body, Probably another 80 pcs for those.
Stoooooopid Jamie says "Let's build an octopus"..........Pffff!..........Stoopid Jamie.
BUT.....I think it will be WAAY cool when it's done:)
7 more to go!
When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIRE software, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.