>Discovered the MaSiRo project
Found more info on that maid project I liked in the other thread.
They did in fact use some small display screens to simulate the eyes and blinking and used motion tracking cameras to do eye movement.
The robowaifus in the video are essentially glorified larger Ascentos with a waifu upper torso shown in that video. They have a small following and shill patreon a lot. The list takes up at least 1/3rd of the video near the end.
I did modify her arm segments to fit firmly and finally wrapped my head around how they installed the bearings in the wrist and connected each segment with the various attachment points for screws. also slightly changed the shoulder so she could bend her arm without damaging her torso like in pic related.
>need another servo
We will need a different simple turning servo for the base of the hand shoulder, hip, and maybe front wheel joints so she can turn her extremities normally and turn while moving. Did not model the small internal bearings for the wrist yet.
Would also recommend looking into some simple spinning servos for the shoulders and hips since that is what you recommended for them. Reachy has some but I would rather use my own work and different parts and thought of a simple leaning mechanism while typing this in pic related. Blender was being a pain in the ass today when I went to model the interior of the forearms and making the notches for the screws. Had also come up with an even simpler one but it doesn't support leaning back/forwards.
I have some mechanical experience so I assume we will need to house the motors in the torso and shoes as well with the arduino board going in the head for easy access to the LCD's and maintenance and the power supply also going in the torso. As for recharging? Put the USB-C port on her upper back would suffice with a removable cap to prevent any damage that stays attached to the torso, and I already have a functional design for that.
>possible working eyes
Could implement something like those maid robowaifus into madoka.mi's design with the clips housing the cameras since there is more than enough room in them for it, and also save some time and trouble with an actual eye mechanism and just have to make a simple eyelid mechanism while I wait for some test prints to finish for her arm. Would just need to see how they got the eyes to display. I assume it was the custom Live2D model method that is popular in asia. Can probably find some cheap LCD's and come up with something similar.
Could share some eye textures I made after I started on madoka.mi when I followed some tutorials and feel that may be the quickest and easiest route to getting the eyes to look like in the picture with some transparent plastic covering the eye sockets as a step to be waterproofed.
Was also looking into methods of hiding the joints like in Allie's design. At risk of reinventing the wheel I also included a hand design. There's probably better ways to do it.
Edited last time by AllieDev on 11/26/2021 (Fri) 19:47:16.