STAN - STyrofoam ANimated head
STAN is an animatronic head built around a styrofoam wig holder available at beauty supply stores. The head was hollowed out using a propane torch. WARNING! Melting styrofoam with a torch is DANGEROUS! Only do this outdoors and with protective eye and hand ware.
STAN has a video camera for one eye and a sonar range finder in the other.
STAN's color comes from over the counter makeup that was applied with a sponge.
STAN's eyebrows are from a package of children mustaches. I took one and cut it in half to make the eyebrows.
The servos for the jaw and eyebrows are inexpensive micro servos from Hobby King
Here you can see some burn through that happens when you get a little over eager with the torch. These holes were filled with drywall spackling and then sanded smooth. It fills in nicely.
Rear view of progressive stages.
Front view of progressive stages of construction.
Facebook video at Dorkbot where STAN is discussed here