Ivanovish wrote:AND I've followspotted' for big names too! :mrgreen: (Metallica being one of them in my case).
Did them a few times.. I think the 'Breakdown' tour was my favorite: it was choreographed to look like there was a major equipment failure halfway through the second act (pyro, stuntman falling out of a truss spot, etc) then they ended with an unplugged set under a ghost light. Their rigging guys (Tommy and Fletcher) were incredible.
Ivanovish wrote:It's very nice to find people as out-given and with such diverse backgrounds as oneself here; so now this motivates me even more about this whole group of cool creative people at the forum.
Architects and artists are just as important to the field as code slingers and electron pushers. Geeks can get in a rut of designing to what the machines can do now. People from different fields push us to figure out what the machines can do next.
Ivanovish wrote:Even thou I don't know you and have never been assisted by you before either: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO NICE!
I've had the privilege to know several people with world-class skills.. musicians, artists, the guy who fabricated precision gearing for instruments in the space shuttles when Litton's tech people couldn't get the tolerances tight enough.. and they all had this attitude of, "if you've got enthusiasm, I've got experience, so let's see how far you can go." They liked what they did so much that they wanted to share it with a skinny kid who barely knew how to ask meaningful questions.
I'm just doing my damndest to be like them.
Ivanovish wrote:I'll start asking you questions very soon for my 1st project ( a 3 axis mono-filament system to control a "ghostly levitating wine bottle" onstage; with 4 Nema17 stepper motors, a savaged 5 Axis CNC breakout board for steppers, and an analog joysticks, via an Arduino Mega. :D
So.. I guess "blinky LED Christmas tree" is out of the question? (inside joke for those who know Adafruit history) ;-)
Roughly speaking, it sounds like you're building an upside-down delta bot.. a three-axis version of one of these: http://www.instructables.com/id/Polargr ... g-Machine/
If you run into questions, fire up a thread in the forum. There are lots of good people here. I'm just the one who has trouble shutting up. ;-)
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