Homemade HAL9000





Introduction: Homemade HAL9000

After watching 2001 A Space Odyssey I decided I needed my own HAL 9000- except less evil.

This uses a BS2, PIR and will pulse when it detects motion.

Hopefully this has a positronic brain which will observe the 3 laws of robotics and not turn on me.

Step 1: Parts

Aluminum Project Box
Solderless Breadboard
DC Power Jack
3 Pin plug, I got one from a CPU fan
Old flashlight for the lens.
470 Ohm resistor

Step 2: Tools

Soldering Iron
Wire Stripper
Glue Gun

Step 3: Get the Lens

I had a broken led-shake-no battery flashlight. I pulled it apart for the lens and reflector.

I cut the top off with a dremel and kept the lens and reflector assembly.

Step 4: LED Switch

I removed the white led and replaced it with a red led.

Step 5: Code

I use Mac BS2 to program my stamp. Its free and works really well.

Load the code on your stamp.

The code I used is attached.

Step 6: Breadboard It Out

The LED will get hooked up to pin 0, run a 470 ohm resistor from pin 0 to the positive of the LED.

Run the signal from the PIR to pin 15, and positive and negative to the + - terminal on the PIR.

Step 7: The Box

Now we'll start on the enclosure.

On the top find the center and mark it.

I used a punch so my drill bit wouldn't walk on the metal box.

Step 8: Hole Saw

I used a hole saw to make the hole in the box.

I also used cutting oil to make the whole cutting easier.

Step 9: Hole for the Eye

To make the hole for the lens or HAL 9000s eye, measure the center, mark and again tap with a punch so the drill bit doesn't walk.

Step 10: Power an On/off

On the back, make two holes, one for your power and one for your on/off switch.

Step 11: Glue the PIR

Glue the PIR in to place with a hot glue gun.

Step 12: Glue the Lens

Glue the lens in to place again using hot glue. You could use some other glue if you have it... I had hot glue so I used it.

Step 13: Reflector

Glue the reflector on to the lens.

Step 14: 3 Pin Plug

I grabbed a 3 pin plug from a cpu fan to connect the PIR to the BS2.

The plug had braided wire, which does not fit in a solderless breadboard very easily. So I soldered on some solid core wire to the end to make it easier.

Step 15: LED

Solder wire to the end of LED to connect to the breadboard.

Step 16: Solder the Power Jack

Solder wire to the power jack. Use a short piece for the positive as it is only going to go an inch or so to the right for the power switch.

Step 17: Solder the Switch

Solder the positive from the switch to the power jack. And then one more wire that you will plug in to the breadboard.

Step 18: Hook Up to Breadboard

Now that everything is in the project box, hook everything back up.

Positive to pin 24
Negative to 23

Resistor to pin 5
PIR Signal to pin 20

LED + to resistor
LED - to negative

PIR + to positive
PIR - to negative

Step 19: View It

Check it out.

The LED will pulse when the detects movement.



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    Author is aparrently firmiliar with Issac Asimov's "The Bi-centennial Man."

    good, I'll try to do it, even need more learn in detail...

    dude, i found great all the electronics you pulled in here, but i think the HAL Prop isn't that great. maybe a little more tweaks to look like HAL. but if you manage to pull a more realistic look, then you sir, will score a win.

    I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

    wow extensive hal 9000. better than the plain old im gonna put a red light in a box. good work 5/5