Weʼve raised £60 to provide a free course for local schools teaching the basics of animatronics. The aim is to create kits that children of all ages can build.
- Havant, United Kingdom
- Schools and education
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- Funded on Wednesday, 20th September 2017
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I am qualified in electronics and micro processors, but have spent most of my career in, electrical installation and repair work as an electrician. Back in September 2016 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis so I have had to stop doing the electrical work as I am no longer safe on ladders. As I have extra time on my hands I have been working on animatronic projects, creating eyes, mouths and heads with servo controllers being driven by Arduino microprocessors. My wife works at a local school and when she saw some of my creations suggested that I could produce a course for the children in the school, to give them the chance to learn the basics of animatronics and robotic construction. With this in mind I have designed a course that will stimulate interest in this subject by students building their own prosthetic hand, and then have it controlled by a microprocessor, which they will learn to program. So the students will get an insight into to creating the hand mechanism as well as the opportunity to see how microprocessors are used in automation.
I am providing my skills and time to run the course free of charge, but as schools are limited in the funds they have available I am looking for the support of the community to help fund the cost of materials so that I can realise this project and help inspire young minds for the positive. If I receive enough support it is planned to expand the project to include a summer workshop that will involve a larger base of children keeping at least some off the streets getting up to mischief. My health may have failed but my mind is active and I want to have a positive influence on my local community. Please help my realise this worthy cause,
- 7 months ago
Gary Talman7 months ago
I just purchased a set of Meccano strips to create a hand, just need to get parts for the knuckles, elastic for the tendons and then assemble the prototype. I have the servos and Arduino already. Please share my post to create more interest. Thank You for your continued support.
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Jun 16, 2017
Keep up the hard work!
Jun 10, 2017
I told steve what you was raising for. Thats from him xx
May 25, 2017
So proud of you. Even though this tough times your still pushing though helping other learn something new. So proud to call you my dad. Love you lots
May 23, 2017
A worthy cause. 😄😄
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