This is an animatronics project where I took a toy moose (it was a Christmas decoration that sang "Blue Christmas") and turned it into Moosetar the fortune telling moose.  The moose takes a coin, talks, kind of dances, and prints out a fortune.  This may look complicated, but it was fairly easy.  

Step 1: Parts

  • Toy that talks using DC motors (in my case I chose a singing Christmas moose).
  • Arduino (I used a Mega)
  • Adafruit Motor Shield
  • Emic2 text to speach module
  • Coin Acceptor (I used this one https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11719)
  • Bag to catch coins
  • Connection wire
  • Thermal Printer (I used this one https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10438)
  • A few power supplies
  • A USB mini plasma ball
  • A USB hub
  • Power Strip
  • A basketball display case (I used this one http://www.containerstore.com/shop/collections/display/cubesCases?productId=10001589&N=233)
  • Some wood for the case (I made mine about 5 ft tall, you can make yours whatever height you'd like)
  • Trim for the case
  • Wood Glue
  • Screws
  • Hinge
  • Paint
I have a noob question... <br>What do the fortunes say?
Is Moosetar singing at the end?, the audio is a bit muffled. <br> <br>Good project, I like the stand its on, makes it look a pro unit! :)
very cool
Love it, nicely done!

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