Rusty Barnacle - the Making

Kevin Foster (2002)
Rusty Barnacle - the Making. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, March.

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Abstract

At its heart is a set of 5 servo motors controlled by a Visual Basic program, which the performer operates through its visual interface. The pirates are simply each attached to their own servo motor dangling from the ceiling which rotated them left and right.  Timers slowly lower and raise the chest of gold and the curtains. All moving parts are connected to the servos by fishing lines. The curtains are attached with 4 pieces of fishing line to a single servo so that the curtains can open and close automatically. Since each servo can only rotate 180 degrees, I used a large wheel attached to the servo to accomplish this. Two servo motors drop a large chest from the top of the stage (again the strategy of using two giant wheels was used to increase the range of motion). On top of this, fishing line and string was used to make the chest open as it reached the ground.

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@MISC { 2002-RustyBarnacleMaking-Foster-0.47,
AUTHOR = { Kevin Foster },
TITLE = { Rusty Barnacle - the Making },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { March },
}