But wait, this makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day or any other special person on your list that deserves more than just a Hallmark card. Personalize the images to show exactly how you feel. Use this as a bracelet to wear your heart on a sleeve.
The IKEA red heart plushie was the inspiration. This is the Instructables Robot hack because that's how we roll. The IKEA red heart plushie seemed to lack something like it was missing substance, kinda like their seat cushions. They do have a LACK line of furniture though. We needed to throw in something electronic for an original Instructables' Lithium Rain Somebody Needs a Hug Robo-heart.
Step 1: Get fleeced
I also had this mini 1.5 inch picture viewer that I never used. It hooks up to a computer by USB to download images and can play a slideshow. I guess I also could have modded this with a recorder/playback device like the Custom Plush Easy Button.
Again, I did not do an electronic hack to extend the switches, use conductive thread or make fabric switches to use as the Robot buttons. The more ambitious could do that.
So, put that together with some scraps of white felt, polyester batting or fiberfill and some sticky velcro, you can put together the Instructables' Lithium Rain Somebody Needs a Hug Robo-heart.
I used a sewing machine and a serger to put this together. You can also hand sew everything but it will take you a little bit longer.