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I bought this skull to decorate my computer desk. However, analyzing better, I could do something more interesting.
I hope you enjoy.


 
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Step 1: Materials

- A plastic skull

- 8 screws;

- Microcontroller (I used an Arduino board);

- A Protoboard

- A nunchuck (for nintendo wii control) with a adaptador

Note: I bought the adapter but can be easily made by following this step by step: http://www.instructables.com/id/Wii-Nunchuck-Adapter/

- Mini servos (initially, I use 2. An eye and another to the jaw);

- Batteries (attached to the computer, use the power from usb);

- Drill, various drills, a metal rod of about 20cm, glue, bits of wire, etc ...

Step 2: Riding the skull

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If the skull comes disassembled (like mine), mount it by following the manufacturer's instructions.
i detachedthe teeth and fixed then on the jaw. Note: I tried to use the most of the stuff I bought. Then I used the disposable part where the teeth were fixed.
The brain was not used because in his place will be the servos and the microcontroller.

Step 3: Preparing eyes

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Inspired by Achmed the Dead Terrorist, jeff dunham´s puppet, I decided to make the eyes move only sideways. Thus, it would be easier to assemble. Just increase the hole is in the eye with the aid of a drill.

Step 4: Preparing the Skull

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The skull has two holes where the eyes are to fit a screw. Take care to drill the more centralized as possible because his skull will get a bit cross-eyed. In the eyes, has a "beak" that i had put one screw. For the eyes move, two holes were opened with a drill so that the rods made with the screws behind the eyes to move from one place to another. That done, I made a guide to uniting these rods, temporarily with a popsicle stick. The result was very good.

Now just put the servomotor and make linking a guide to terms with the eye movements controlled.
PeckLauros (author) 1 year ago
its hard to help. So lets try something: data from nunchuck are appearing for you?
Search here: http://todbot.com/blog/2008/02/18/wiichuck-wii-nunchuck-adapter-available/.
First try to make the data appear. Then tell me what happened.
robyr11 year ago
Thanks! i tried this sketch on my arduinoUNO, all the wires are connected as well...but it doesn't work!! any suggest? When Arduino it's powered the servos make a small movement...and no more!
ernestoaug2 years ago
veja como esta¡ ficando ,ainda falta os leds vermelhos atraz dos olhos e um grito horripilante quando abrir a boca. hehe

abraco


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRq9GiP5zI&list=UUQN7G25845aVjhWSee1qkKA&index=1&feature=plcp
PeckLauros (author)  ernestoaug2 years ago
Hehehe.. Ficou legal. Colocou um servo em cada olho. Boa idéia!
ernestoaug2 years ago
olá, só agora consegui , junto à Abril, comprar os volumes 1 e2 . agora vou poder montar o meu com controle remoto. hehehe
PeckLauros (author)  ernestoaug2 years ago
Boa! Qualquer dúvida, pergunta ai.
cool man.. cool.
PeckLauros (author)  ajdragornlord2 years ago
Thanks.
tinker2342 years ago
wow very cool might setup a display that you insert your hand in and it bites you
melody913 years ago
wow! I like it! And I like Achmed, he's so cute!
PeckLauros (author)  melody913 years ago
Thanks!
Be careful! Because he can kill you. hehehe...
Só nas estastísticas dos jogos uaheuaheuahe
Um amigo meu tem uma caveirinha dessa, é aquela da revista? uahuahe
É de que lugar cara?
PeckLauros (author)  Victor Moser3 years ago
É sim. Da coleção corpo humano da editora Abril. Sou do Rio de Janeiro. Vlw!
mary candy3 years ago
lol very nice creation!
I have a skull like this from a magazine collection too.
I always full with candies for Halloween.
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ccrook13 years ago
love it
Muito bom! Utilizar o wii-chuck ao invés de montar um controle foi uma boa sacada!
PeckLauros (author)  NakanoYamato3 years ago
Tambem gostei. Ainda mais que eu ja tinha tudo aqui em casa e não precisei comprar nada. O movimento do acelerômetro está no software. Basta colocar o servo da mandíbula ou dos olhos lá no pino 10. Também fica bem legal.
where did you get this particular skull from, it's very cool. I've got one of the halloween talking ones from a couple of years ago that I could probably convert over easily for this as it already has servos, hinged jaw, etc. but it doesn't look nearly as realistic as this one.

PeckLauros (author)  DoctorEvil305643 years ago
Hi I bought here in Brazil, in a collection about the human body. But any other skull plastic could be used, with little modifications.
ernestoaug3 years ago
Legal, vou copiar e fazer com controle remoto. muito legal. parabens
rubybarrera3 years ago
very nice i love it
Very nice i love it
PeckLauros (author)  GENERALCHAOS3 years ago
Thanks General!