2 capacitive sensing foil strips (head and around back and sides)
1 capacitive sensing wire ironed into front fur with connector
1 piezo element to right of mouth
1 microphone to left of mouth
1 or 2 LED lit monochrome LCD panels for eyes?
4 AA batteries
1 IR emitter/detector pair above eyes?
1 momentary switch in tail
1 geared motor driving
The site with all animations:
All of the modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, physics, rendering, and compositing was done by me. It was a one month job, and there were plenty of things I’d like to change, but the client (Disney) was happy with it and it had to be live by the deadline. So there it is.
Mouthful of a title is it not?
This is an ongoing project of mine, which I intend to 3D print in the near future. It’s a segmented digital display, but driven mechanically. Each square segment has one tooth placed in a unique position, which allows the coded teeth of the circular gears to push it outward.
By pushing them out in the correct combinations (the part I’ve designed here), time numbers are constructed as physical blocks protruding from the surface of the display cylinder.