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In the future, all the chickens are dead. The Robot Masters felt bad about it, and decided to make it up to us humans by creating a robotic replacement. At least, that's what they said. When pondering the question, "What come first, the chicken or the egg?" their answer was calculated in approximately 2538 clock cycles: The Egg, of course!

This is the result of their work. Or rather, an accurate and authentic replica of the very first robotic egg created by the Robot Masters. Why not post instructions on how to build the real thing? Well, there is a very good reason. When the robotic egg hatches, a robot chicken emerges. Robot chickens are as deadly as rabies-infected grizzly bears* on speed. You see, as usual, the Robot Masters lied to us. The robot chicken was just another effort to wipe us off the planet. You's think they could put all that creative energy to work on something useful, but no. Robot freakin' chickens. *sigh*

Oh! And the worst part? If you do manage to catch and kill a robot chicken, you can't even eat the darned thing! Once you pluck the titanium alloy feathers and remove the fuel cell, the resulting carcass is completely inedible. Worst.pot pies.ever.

So here is an Instructable on how to create the relatively safe (and in a cold robotic way) attractive looking egg replica. It glows pretty colours and responds to sound, just like a real egg!

*grizzly bears are also extinct in the future.
are you willing to sell that??????
jeff-o (author)  Nic The Jedi4 years ago
It is currently packed away in a box somewhere. You'd really want to buy it? I expect you would tire of it within minutes.
If I'm reading this right the speed of the chaser circuit is dictated by the resistance and capacitance in the circuit? So to change the Pace of the Chase you'd need to change ALL the resistors and ALL the capacitors?

Ok it may not be the most "efficient" circuit of it's type, but it's a very elegant solution and it actually looks good too. I'm not sure I wouldn't want it outside for all to see the beauty of the components...

Nice work.
Can you send me the picture of the schematics of the sound switch plz... pm me
jeff-o (author)  deathbrigner6 years ago
To view the schematics, download Cadsoft Eagle from www.cadsoft.de. Let me know if you can't do that, and I can send a picture of them.
whered you get the egg
jeff-o (author)  imthatguy11256 years ago
I got the egg on Freecycle. The person I got it from said it was the packaging for an Easter chocolate assortment or something.
i thought the chicken came first....
Carole B.6 years ago
Thank you for your nice comments. Carole B.
kelllbelll6 years ago
Nice work! Congrats on being a finalist!
jeff-o (author)  kelllbelll6 years ago
All those late nights are beginning to feel worthwhile. :)
Carole B.6 years ago
Congratulations on being a Finalist. I "studied" your design the other night and read your Instructables. It is a fascinating egg; I sent the link to my niece, because I was sure she would be fascinated with it too My Best Wishes to you. Carole B.
jeff-o (author)  Carole B.6 years ago
Thanks! When you break it down the circuit is pretty basic. I only wish I'd had more time to make a longer chain!
Plasmana6 years ago
Wow.... That is so awesome! 5 stars!
jeff-o (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
Thanks! :) It looks even better in real life (as most things do); it was difficult to capture the subtleties of the light patterns on video.
RadBear6 years ago
It kind of reminds me of a Cylon.
jeff-o (author)  RadBear6 years ago
I'm sure there's a relation somewhere. Third cousin twice removed or something. ;)
RadBear6 years ago
That is a sweet egg.
nicolasjara6 years ago
That's really cool! Better than LSD!
CarpetGnome6 years ago
Awesome, lots of pics and wonderfully documented. I wonder what Seth Green would think......
jeff-o (author)  CarpetGnome6 years ago
I'd like to think that he'd agree with me. ;)