Eye Controls for Puppetry
A pneumatic cylinder (self machined) was used to achieve the eyelid movement as this approach gives a quicker response in comparison to a servo control. The movement of the piston in the cylinder is actuated by pressure and suction in the pneumatic line. Similar devises are used at Disney Studios to achieve rapid movements in their Audio-Animatronics.
- Servos control eye right – left movements and brow movement.
- Pneumatic cylinder controls eye blink.