Is there any interest in making a mechanical doll with arm and head movement?
Danny Choo, founder of Smartdoll, started working on one back in 2014, but it seems the project has been shelved for now. See it here.
He also did a much simpler version that uses pulleys and a backpack. See it here.
If anyone is interested in picking up where he left off, it would be fun to put together a team.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in me uploading an odd bjd leg set up I made for my alien?
I'm not entirely comfortable uploading the doll's entire file (Its a pain in the butt to put together, anyway) but figured somepeople might be interested in the leg shape for reference.
It's not great but I've added a picture of the doll for you to see
Most BJDs are strung with 3mm elastic cord. This is problematic. Dolls usually "kick" under too much cord tension or just flop about with too little cord tension. One method to prevent kicking is by adding friction to the joints either with hot glue or felt. This mostly works, but isn't perfect. Here is a much better method I want to share of using metal wire alongside the elastic to retain poses. Tutorial video below: