I’m an electrical engineering student with a little experience and a passion for tinkering, but I’m not that great at mechanical designing. I’m working on a project to build a helmet where when I press a button a motor drives a face mask open and up sliding back across the top exposing my face, then when I press the button again I’d like the mask to close back up.
Surprising I found a guy who built a costume where the helmet does this, but there is no info available on how he managed this. I’m not sure if he used servos or a motor and limit switches.
I’ve included a video of this guy’s costume where the helmet opens and closes for an example of what I’m looking to do.
The helmet I am building is a two piece helmet so whatever he used I can see working for me, but I don’t have any other info on how he did it.
Would it be easier to accomplish this with servos or I imagine with a small logic circuit, two limit switches, and a dc motor? Also what are some ideas on the mechanical side as to how to make this work? I’ve thought of a track system in the helmet but am having a hard time and space is an issue as it’s a helmet. I would greatly appreciate any help.