HANDS-FREE LITE Animatronic Puppet
NOW for either BOTTOM or BACK Entry Puppets!
Fits BACK ENTRY PUPPETS
Fits BOTTOM ENTRY PUPPETS (& Balloon Characters)
This System is based on the electronic control system of our Hands-Free Magic Drawing Board and is now the same as TWIST-A-TRONIX product. We use a strong mouth servo in this for the puppets, and the mouth plates and head is smaller to fit into puppets. You can do both Balloons and some Axtell Puppets with this device!
We think it's spectacular. Hands-Free LITE is really simple and doesn't try to be something it isn't. If you are looking for our top of the line Hands-Free full featured animatronics look here. Hands-Free Lite has 2 movements Mouth and head. It meets a budgetary need and still gives you WOW like you expect from Axtell Expressions when you use our puppets. All servos make some noise when they work, but we have use sound dampening materials on them to help reduce it. Your best distraction from servo sound when performing is to have the character talk loudly when the mouth servo is moving, and use background music. In your SHOW when the character comes to life and is talking, the audience is just having fun being entertained.
YES it can do both LIVE Remote Control and PROGRAMMED modes (record or program movements in sync with voice using your own laptop, and playback using any mp3 player or laptop! ) You can learn more about the specific programming procedure HERE in this video showing Twist-A-tronix they share the same method.
The Remote Control Transmitter is diguised as "Pet Food" or "Magic Dust" to bring your puppet character to life!
This control armature works with many Axtell puppets! The length of the pipe is 16.5" from the mouth to the base.
(puppet not included, but you probably already have one!)
It is only 2 channels: head left and right, mouth open & close, remote control live or Program your own animatronic show to playback anytime! This is not upgradeable to more than 2 channels and is not upgradable to the Hands-Free Animatronic Puppets. This is a LITE system based on the electronics of the Hands-Free Magic Drawing board. If you want a more professional robust system with many more features check out the Hands-Free Puppet systems here!
Comes complete with HF LITE base, remote control transmitter "Box" and 3 mouth plates for balloon characters. Puppet not included.
We also include sheet foam that is needed to stuff inside around your puppet to customize the fit. A bit in the head area and around the belly.
(note they currently operate on the same frequency so two units can't operate at the same time)
NOTE TO MAGIC2 SYSTEM OWNERS This system is not upgradeable to the advanced Hands-Free Magic2 Puppet system. If you have a M2 System already, we can make you a different compatible "Magic2 Puppet Base" that will allow for balloons and light puppets like this system does. This is a special order so email us to request this.
John Schmeling - Tech Department Manager
& Technical Support
Fitting the Parrot with the Foam
Fitting the Possum with the Foam
We include a sheet of foam 1x2 feet for you to cut into shapes that can be used to fit your puppet to the HF lite armature.
Get Skype here for free international video conferencing. You will need a web cam for us to see your product issue & mic connected to your computer to talk to us.Before Skyping AxtellSupport you need to email us to schedule a Skype Session.
This is our ALIEN PUPPET which has a back opening but we tried it on the bottom entry style HF LITE and it works great!