No I did not build a jack in the box...wish I had because it looks crazy fun, but I actually didn't. Since these days are all about Pcomp and ICM finals I went for these days go to "Pcomp meets current everything else in life" Trope.
My project calls for the fabrication of six almost indentical encolosures to hold the lungs that are making up the instalation, so I welcomed fabrication assigment into the figuring out process for said enclousures.
The basic mechanism that we are seeking to enclose is something on these lines:
So to resolve the process of creating two identical mechanisms like these, making them smaller and then building the enclosure a first prototype was made
From this a more well built case was expected to be birth, yet it proved to be incredibly hard to extract the mesurements from the first prototype -which was not made by exact measurements but else by placing, cutting and taping as needed-
Where does the servo need to rest? what is the ideal separation of the walls so the lung shaft sits in the middle and also the servo works the best way? So I measured the prototype away, and yet ended up having to use purple foam to set the servo in what apeared to be the perfect place.
This new prototype enclosure remains to be play tested, and if it works then probably apropiate materials could be devised towards its building and replication.