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    Just a reminder the TransWorld's Christmas Show is coming to St. Louis March 21-24, 2019. If anyone is interested, tickets are still available. It is being held at the America’s Center in downtown St Louis on March 21-24th.

    Tickets are pricey though at $60 per person. The price is an early bird special. On March 18, the price goes up to $75 a ticket. But the show is a 4 day event and it is being held with the Halloween show. So both shows for one price! According to my contact at the show, there will be lots of free parties, mixers, demos, early bird seminars that are all included each day. The show floor is over 400,000 sq ft with 370 vendors and over 13,000 attendees. Go to Christmas one day and Halloween the next 😊

    For more info about the events click on the links below.

    https://www.transworldchristmasshow.com/

    https://www.haashow.com/

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    Adam

    P.S. There is an age restriction, no one under 16 allowed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNv4__V1LA8

    or type Christmas lights in st charles in the youtube search bar.
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    I'll be there.

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    As an attendee or a vendor?

    I'll look for you when I go.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNv4__V1LA8

    or type Christmas lights in st charles in the youtube search bar.
    Leglamp

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    Attendee. I've closed the DIGWDF Store so I'm not really selling any gear, but that may change after I check out the companies that do animatronics. I think that's the next big thing in Christmas shows. Lights have been fun, but add motion and it takes it to a whole new level.... Maybe we can connect down there! I'll PM my cell to you...

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    Yeah I knew you closed your store. I thought maybe you were secretly going back into it but thru trade shows.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNv4__V1LA8

    or type Christmas lights in st charles in the youtube search bar.
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    Where is everyone staying?

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    I'm at Lumiere Place & Casino and Hotel.

    I'm going to gamble-away the profits I've made from the DIGWDF Store over the past 7 years. I figure that'll take about half-a-minute at the quarter slots...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    Attendee. I've closed the DIGWDF Store so I'm not really selling any gear, but that may change after I check out the companies that do animatronics. I think that's the next big thing in Christmas shows. Lights have been fun, but add motion and it takes it to a whole new level.... Maybe we can connect down there! I'll PM my cell to you...
    Making interesting animatronics accessible to the layperson would be a worthy undertaking. The trouble is that anything but basic motion is difficult for a novice to build. The stuff you made would be an excellent option for controlling animation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kensington View Post
    Making interesting animatronics accessible to the layperson would be a worthy undertaking. The trouble is that anything but basic motion is difficult for a novice to build. The stuff you made would be an excellent option for controlling animation.
    That's my end goal -- to provide animatronic "systems" instead of just parts. For example, it's easy to buy servos, gears, screws, rods, motors, etc. but you have to figure every little thing out to be able to make it work together. It's almost a trial-and-error experiment. I think it would be really helpful to have, for example, an "elbow/knee kit" with all the matched parts already included to make that work, and then you'd simply have to assemble it and mount it into your figure to bend the arm or leg. I haven't seen anything like this in the marketplace and I believe it would make animatronics a lot easier for the DIY'er.

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    Dirk,

    I am working on the monster guts 3-axis skull kit for Halloween. They basically beg people to not rip off their design of their lasered acrylic, and I get that due to their R&D costs to design it.

    That said, I couldn't help but think it could be generalized more and maybe even 3D printed. The system is very simple, the bigger deal is all the little McMaster Carr parts that you would have to buy onsie twosies.

    I felt like a general design could be made and printed, someone could buy their own servos (which I did with my kit), and maybe someone could supply the little pieces (or people can get them themselves). It just feels like something that could be totally open-sourced at a fraction of the cost.

    It isn't 100% what you were talking about. But it is just something I had been thinking about for a few weeks and then this thread popped up.
    ~Jason
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