Introduction: 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 $

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.
email alert
music jukebox

Enjoy !
Good hollidays Loup226


kkamala (author)2013-07-01

Hello can you please say to which device are connections made to? and moreover LCD wire connector doesn't go through the android.

beth1322 (author)2010-11-29

Ooooh, I might have to try making this. I can just imagine my friends' reactions!

NightCrawler626 (author)2010-06-06

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?

XxBlackAngelxX (author)2009-12-07

It's so awesome! I was laughing when I played the youtube video. Good job! Must have taken you long to do that android

redneckjaybyrd (author)2009-10-28


cmait4 (author)2009-09-27

what's the webcam for anyway?

cmait4 (author)2009-09-27

the staples make it look like frankenstien's monster

Silver Magician (author)2009-05-21

Would you consider the styrofoam head necessary? Also very good I liked this.

vfitch (author)2009-04-10

can you provide more details

MillenniumMan (author)2009-03-17

Only one thing crossed my mind when I saw this. Dekker will merge with V'Ger?

moesboy (author)2008-11-26

whats a good FREE voice recognition program

fuzvulf (author)moesboy2009-02-14

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 (author)fuzvulf2009-02-15

the daisy part is a given and no I don't have vista

borno (author)2009-01-25

P.S. that was about speak reconize

borno (author)2009-01-25

try <a rel="nofollow" href="">this</a>this<br/>or try : <a rel="nofollow" href="">this</a>this<br/><br/>gr.<br/>

tollef (author)2009-01-17

Nice instructable tho

tollef (author)2009-01-14

what is a free voice recognition software for windows xp (sp2)?

moesboy (author)2008-11-27

aim going to make mine look like Hal 9000 from 2001 a space odyssey

noOxygen (author)2007-12-16

Where'd you get the LCD?

loup226 (author)noOxygen2007-12-16

use broken portable dvd 3.5 inch lcd screen

nf119 (author)loup2262007-12-17

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)nf1192007-12-17

lot tutorial on internet on how put vga connector on these lcd screen.too much complexe to you describe here .

nf119 (author)loup2262007-12-17

Can you post a link?

wolfheart169 (author)loup2262008-06-12

I can't read french but that link looks like replacing an lcd backlight or inverter.... how did you wire in the vga cable

yokozuna (author)wolfheart1692008-11-08

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 (author)loup2262007-12-17

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.)

altibbacat (author)2008-08-18

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!

volquete (author)altibbacat2008-11-08

that is true, but thats still pretty cheap.

Agreed. But it's still pretty cool!

SuperTails (author)2008-10-16

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.

codongolev (author)2008-09-02

try ebay if you haven't already.

Azurial (author)2008-08-13

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)2007-12-17

i want to be featured .please :)

knive05 (author)loup2262008-07-21

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 Irish (author)2008-07-10

Can You Post The Link Of The AI System You Used Plus Great Instuctable

Dms12444 (author)2008-05-26

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

thats it. Again very, very good job AI is definitely better than what ive seen before.

Lamarch (author)2008-05-17

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

bustedit (author)2008-05-09

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.

dlfynrdr (author)2008-05-08

I'm sorry, bud, but you seriously need to get laid!

cotton (author)2008-04-30

what lcd did you usde

agis68 (author)2008-04-08

Very good work, and its original. Untll make mine just a question: Do you sleep with her too??? :D

karrill29 (author)2008-03-28

This is probably the one of the best projects that I have seen yet but I must agree that the instructions are quite viag. I would really like to do this but I would like to get detailed instruction on where you got all of the components,soldering instructions,software for the voice recognition, and even name brands of the components

pyroboy212 (author)2008-03-02

thats sick!! if you used this cube instead of a head you could be like.... super alien dude. just imagine if you made that wireless...


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rosswaycaster (author)2008-02-10

loup226 I really want to do this PLEASE give more details!! I BEGG YOU! PLEASE!!!

bobby50371 (author)2008-01-21

Yeah no doubt, What LCD Model#, What software names were used, what drivers? This I agree, is waste of my time, and I think future instructables should be filtered for content, or lack there of. If I'm a little off on this please let me know.

ghostguard7 (author)bobby503712008-01-22

Totally agree. Filters for content and a simple spell/grammar - check. It's really getting old reading words like "recognizer". How about "Recognition" ? Tips for potential authors: Use Capital letters when appropriate, and proof-read! These silly childish errors ensure that I will not be wasting my time and money, however cool the project looks.

kylechu (author)2008-01-12

that's kinda really creepy

chaitanyamuppala (author)2008-01-03

You basically taught us how to buy stuff and how to paint stuff .... oh yeah sorry for not mention cutting stuff... Wheres the actual software creativity of it? :(

Shifrin (author)2008-01-02

HAHA, wow that thing creeps me out!

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