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How to Build Your Own Animatronic Teddy Bear

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Have you ever wished your stuffed toys could get up and walk around, maybe even talk? Well this instructable is just what you need. I will show you how to transform your ordinary stuffed bear into an animated robotic pal. All the while, keeping the same soft, plushness that makes it so lovable.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Below is a list of the materials that will be needed to complete this project. 

1. Arduino Duemilanove Board
2. Male to Male Solderless Flexible Breadboard Jumper Cable Wires (8)
3. BB400 Solderless Plug-In Breadboard
4. H5-55 Feather Micro Hitec Servo (4)
5. Doll Accessories (Doll Legs Set/Lt)- Purchased from Hobby Lobby
6. Doll Accessories (Doll Arms Set/Lt)- Purchased from Hobby Lobby
7. The Pampered Chef: Cutlery (My Safe Cutter- #2904)
8. Windows 7 or Higher
9. Desk Top Computer 
10. Duct Tape
11. USB 1 to USB 2 Cord 2.0
12. 4.1 mm Phillips Screwdriver
13. Cardboard
14. Popsicle Sticks (6.3 cm X 0.9 cm) (4)
15. Scissors
16. Adhesive Tape
17. Medium Sized Teddy Bear
18. Plastic Ziploc Bags- Small (2)
19. Small Recording Device- Purchased from Build-A-Bear
20. USB Adapter Kit- Cyber Power (USB B)
21. Tapestry-Round-End Needle
22. Brown Cotton Thread
23. RAYOVAC Charger Model-PS73
24. RAYOVAC AA Batteries (4)
25. 7/16 in. Clasp Fastener (4)
26. 7/16 in. Eyelet & Snap Fastener Pliers
27. Old T-Shirt
28. 18 in. Piece of String (2)
29. Safety Pin

Step 2: Prepping the Arms and Legs

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- With a small knife, create an incision on the right side of the left doll’s leg and on the left side of the right doll’s leg.
- Then, with the same knife, make an incision into the top of each of the doll’s arm.
- Next, unscrew the server horns off of four servos with a 1.4mm Phillips screwdriver. (With each servo there should be an extra three server horns.)
- Take the longest server horn out of each set and screw one onto all four servos with the 1.4mm Phillips screwdriver.
lmrandall3 months ago

You're so smart!! This is so cool! You go girl!!!

This is so cute! It's kind of creepy with all the doll arms and legs until you get to the end and it's an adorable teddy bear!