Category Archives: Dragon (Kronos)
Georgia Southern University created a spotlight with Kronos! Special thanks to the Georgia Southern marketing team, Justin Hinckley, Dr. Brian Vlcek and Dr. Biswanath Samanta.
Here is a demonstration of Kronos tracking a person. Kronos has been painted and in the process of being touched up. Upgrades are coming for one of the linear actuators and servomotor.
The mechanical components are complete despite some small tweaking. The dragon is getting patched this week and will be ready for paint by the weekend. There will be another video soon with the interactive elements.
Installing a larger DC motor to power the tail lifting mechanism. Sometimes the little RC servomotors can only do so much. The motor will continually rotate with the pulley cable attached to the ball linkage on the larger timing belt wheel. Converting rotating motion into linear motion. More pictures to come!
This is the first test of the Kronos 2.0 with skin. I am currently waiting on some linear actuators which will give him a larger range of motion. Also, the mechanism for the jaw and blinking eyes are being 3D printed. Wings are in progress as well. The jittering motion will be resolved soon.
Kronos 2.0’s body has been completely sculpted. The head still needs to be touched up and the wings still need to be made. Justin has done an excellent job of adding scales. The tricky part will be molding and casting all of the undercuts…but I have a plan. The peach colored stuff underneath the tail is silicone for the soft mold.