Introduction: Cell Phone Penguin Loves You! Thing a Day - Day 1

This penguin lights up when a cell phone rings. I made it for Thing A Day.

It can also be seen on the blog at http://www.thing-a-day.com

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AznPanda (author)2009-01-05

Can you pleaseeeee make an instructable on how to make it D: not how to do the when a phone ring stuff just the wiring and the materials you used for the black white and orange stuff on the penguin D: i want to make oneee

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randofo (author)AznPanda2009-01-05

I actually bought the penguin like that at a garage sale. I think it was a holiday lawn ornament.

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AznPanda (author)randofo2009-01-06

T.T do you know what the orange white and black stuff is??

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randofo (author)AznPanda2009-01-06

Some sort of tinsel.

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AznPanda (author)randofo2009-01-06

and the base is wiring right? the penguin is make of wiring right?

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randofo (author)AznPanda2009-01-06

Yes. It is a little more sturdy than standard wire, but basically yes, it is a metal frame.

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AznPanda (author)randofo2009-01-07

Sorry to be botherin you but where do you get tinsel? and the lights are just LED's right?

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randofo (author)AznPanda2009-01-07

Probably a craft store or somewhere that sells party decorations (or the internet). The lights are just a strand of Christmas lights woven in.

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rolandl (author)2008-11-12

If you use linux, get my package of shell scripts from http://user.cavenet.com/rolandl, called SMS1.tgz. Allows full IO and PWM control from keyboard, or GUI (via xdialog), or your scripts. AD is scaled to mV and formatted for import to spreadsheets. Needs SimpleMessageSystem microcode from arduino.cc, but it's (as proof of concept) easy to modify for your choice of microcode on the Diecimila. Modular, can handle as many units as you can plug into your USB ports. Check it out.

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Shifrin (author)2008-02-02

may I ask why you posted two of these

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-02

There's a video, and a Slideshow.

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Shifrin (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-02

oh, okay :-) you should me like freaking mod you now this site like the back of your hand

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-02

Haha!
Nah, not really.
The front of my hand.
:P
Just kidding.
And no, I am just a big fan that knows a lot about this site.
Instructables = my life.
Haha just kidding, but guess what?

INSTRUCTABLES IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DISCOVERED ON MY COMPUTER.


Yeah.

EVER.

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Shifrin (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-03

yeah but i think you should start doing other things to... you know maybe like hangout more often...

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-03

And Instructables is not the only thing I do.

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Shifrin (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-03

what other computer websites do you sit around on all day on?

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-03

So you're saying I'm ALWAYS on the computer?
Well, I'm not ALWAYS on the computer.
I'm just on it a lot.
Because of homework.. and stuff. :P
Some sites I'm on when I'm on the computer are:
Myspace
YouTube
Hotmail (MSN)
Instructables
eBay
Woot!
Craigslist
other electronic sites
stuff like that.

Alex, I'm not on the computer all day, I am a normal alien.
I mean, boy.
I don't sit here like that guy in the South Park episode with World of Warcraft.
:P

I do things too.

By the way, have you made any new recipies? I haven't seen your sushi one yet.

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Shifrin (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-03

Yep, my Mac pissed me off so much that I thought it would be better to just stop with the sushi, I have many new instructables i havent published like anything from playing a piano, to making and launching A really nice model rocket, and yes indeed my specialty cooking! I also have some "hack" instructables like how to cheat in school, or how to pick a lock! well have a great Superbowl Sunday! :-) Best Regards, Alex

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Shifrin (author)Shifrin2008-02-03

Smiley was cut off : (

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Shifrin (author)Shifrin2008-02-03

how do you make a small font?
iknowhowto type like this''''''''''''''''''''''''''

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-03

font goes here or font goes here.

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Woops.

superscript or superscript

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Ahhh!!!

Okay, here it is in words.
Comma = ,
Caret =

commacomma words go here comma comma
or
caretcaretcaret words go here caretcaretcaret.

Get it? :P

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Shifrin (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-04

EH... NO

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-04

You can see it in Eric's How to Make an Instructable Instructable.

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-03

Haha, cool! I want to see some of your awesome Instructables! I play piano, and guitar, I would like to see the piano Instructable! GO PATRIOTS!!!

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GorillazMiko (author)Shifrin2008-02-03

Yeah, I hang out all the time.
It's just that when I'm on the computer, I'm on Instructables too.
Not only Instructables.

I am just online. ;-)

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