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Making an Android For less than 30$

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this android can talk,can listen,and with some tuning with a voice recognizer software, it will open and close many different application.You can make an infinity of cool desing

You need a:
Web cam 7$
Microphone 1$
speakers 1$
LED light 50 cents
sensitive light 50 cents
Small LCD screen 18 $
styrofoam head 1 $


 
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Step 1: First : cut 1/4 of your styrofoam head.

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and make hole for different part (gadget,webcam,speakers,mic)of your android .Just pass the wires in the neck .Use glue for sticking your part inside.

Step 2: Give life

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make sur all the wires is togeter and tape it with some tape.Glued at the base for a good fix.

Step 3: Make a cool design

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now with a simple watercolor paint make your own design.
But you can put more gadget like .USB hub,floppy disk drive,card reader,etc,

Step 4: Now tune up your head with some voice recognizer

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Now tune up your head with some voice recognizer software (like HAL).
And make cool interface for your Small lcd screen.
like
email alert
chat
music jukebox
etc....


Enjoy !
Good hollidays Loup226
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kkamala1 year ago
Hello can you please say to which device are connections made to? and moreover LCD wire connector doesn't go through the android.
beth13223 years ago
Ooooh, I might have to try making this. I can just imagine my friends' reactions!
This is a fantastic project, I have most of the parts list available, i was wondering if i could use the lcd screen from one of my dead cellphones for this as well or would i need a different type of lcd? would love to have more detailed instructions available too if there's a link to a more detailed instructable out there can you post it?

It's so awesome! I was laughing when I played the youtube video. Good job! Must have taken you long to do that android
Interesting!
cmait44 years ago
what's the webcam for anyway?
cmait44 years ago
the staples make it look like frankenstien's monster
Would you consider the styrofoam head necessary? Also very good I liked this.
vfitch5 years ago
can you provide more details
Only one thing crossed my mind when I saw this. Dekker will merge with V'Ger?
moesboy5 years ago
whats a good FREE voice recognition program
fuzvulf moesboy5 years ago
If you have windows Vista you may already have it. simply enter "voice recognition" in the search bar in the start menu. It functions okay. It does need to say "what are you doing Dave? and then start singing Daisy, Daisy whenever you shut down the computer though. >_<
moesboy fuzvulf5 years ago
the daisy part is a given and no I don't have vista
borno5 years ago
P.S. that was about speak reconize
borno5 years ago
try <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1194ED95-7A23-46A0-BBBC-06EF009C053A&displaylang=en#filelist">this</a>this<br/>or try : <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/moskowitz_02september23.mspx">this</a>this<br/><br/>gr.<br/>
tollef5 years ago
Nice instructable tho
tollef5 years ago
what is a free voice recognition software for windows xp (sp2)?
moesboy5 years ago
aim going to make mine look like Hal 9000 from 2001 a space odyssey
noOxygen6 years ago
Where'd you get the LCD?
loup226 (author)  noOxygen6 years ago
use broken portable dvd 3.5 inch lcd screen
nf119 loup2266 years ago
Please elaborate, I got a portable player and I am dying to know how you got it to accept VGA or did it naturally come with it? How did you power it? Where did you attach the cable?
loup226 (author)  nf1196 years ago
lot tutorial on internet on how put vga connector on these lcd screen.too much complexe to you describe here .
nf119 loup2266 years ago
Can you post a link?
loup226 (author)  nf1196 years ago
I can't read french but that link looks like replacing an lcd backlight or inverter.... how did you wire in the vga cable
try altavista babelfish for translating foreign language text/websites. search for it on google, copy his link above, and it will translate it to english (or any other language it supports).
gmoon loup2266 years ago
Which DVD player? Can you be more specific? That looks like a VGA connector--I don't know of any small, cheap color VGA screens (other than the old PS1 VGA mod.)
altibbacat5 years ago
loup, this is a great idea, but like everyone is saying if you don't make it more elaborate then what is the point! Also your pricing is a bit to low: Web cam 8$ Microphone 4$ speakers 5$ LED light 1$ sensitive light 2$ Small LCD screen 20$ styrofoam head 6 $ for a total of:46$! if you have all of the parts laying around that is fine but most of us don't! So like I said, great idea but it is never going to be featured unless you make it WAY more elaborate!
that is true, but thats still pretty cheap.
Agreed. But it's still pretty cool!
SuperTails5 years ago
Sounds like a great device to give a blind men. I guess anyone could use it really but when your blind you could use all the help you can get, though I wonder if their ever going to make a computer where it converts letters to braille and the screen becomes bumpy to show you the words. That would truly but a great day in history but what would go into making something like that.
altibbacat5 years ago
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try ebay if you haven't already.
Azurial5 years ago
i would like to know how you set up the LCD screen and wired it - could you provide a tutorial on it? I have all the parts for this project, but i dont understand how you set up the LCD. thanks!
loup226 (author) 6 years ago
i want to be featured .please :)
knive05 loup2266 years ago
what is HAL SOFTWARE?? and where can we get it?? can we download it from the internet?? can you post some other software similar to HAL?? plz post ASAP we need it badly.... thankzzzz
Mr Irish6 years ago
Can You Post The Link Of The AI System You Used Plus Great Instuctable
Dms124446 years ago
Wow....
kind of creepy but very cool
ps:if you really wanted to make a good computer AI wouldn't you make it so it wouldn't ask you to dump someone or hang up on someone.

Another ps:Also If you still want to build a robot here are some instructables links

http://www.instructables.com/id/iRobot-Create-Personal-Home-Robot/
http://www.instructables.com/id/iRobot-Create-Death-Machine/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-iRobot-Create-with-a-Palm-Pilot/

thats it. Again very, very good job AI is definitely better than what ive seen before.
Lamarch6 years ago
that is amazing , could you please add more on how to set it up to read email, music or anything like that? thanks for your upload
bustedit6 years ago
Where did you get a styro head for $1? I've been looking for some, but preferabbly male, for a collection of helmets, and can find nothing under $7, unless i buy in bulk.
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