Introduction: Portal 2 Talking Space Core Plush

So my girlfriend and I are big fans of Portal and Portal 2.  One day we were talking about a talking turret plushie we saw (found at http://upnotnorth.net/projects/portal-turret-plushie/) and she mentioned that she wanted a talking plushie of the space core.  With Christmas around the corner I went looking for someplace selling plushie space cores, but I’m very picky and the only one I found didn’t look enough like the space core for me.  So, using my limited sewing, electronics, and coding abilities and the turret plushie as a launching point, I made my own.  Once it was done one of my friends suggested I put it up here to share.

MATERIALS: (note, I didn't need to use up all the fabric listed here, these are just the amounts I bought/had for use)
5/8 yards light gray fleece
1/2 yard dark gray fleece
1/2 yard black fleece
1/2 yard charcoal fabric
4 inch diameter circle yellow fabric
black thread
gray thread
1 bag silky soft ultra plush fiber
3 inches velcro
1 Arduino Uno
1 Adafruit Wave Shield
1 project box, 6” X 3” X 2”
1 9 volt battery clip
1 slide switch
1 push button
1 mobi headphonies designer micro speaker (cannibalized for speaker and amplifier)
1 2GB SD card
Electrical wire
plastic lid to a cottage cheese container

SOFTWARE:
The arduino software, available on arduino’s website
The following arduino code (a version of Jonathan Grubman’s turret plushie code I modified): http://www.mediafire.com/?a5ngcpg9jtfg4ha
42 of the space core’s lines (available in game, on youtube, or here: http://theportalwiki.com/wiki/Core_voice_lines#Space_core_lines)

TOOLS:
sewing machine
sewing needle
soldering iron
Rosin core 60/40 solder
Flush/diagonal cutters
Pencil/pen
glue stick
hot glue gun
Electrical tape
Scissors
Power drill

Anyone interested in an in-depth step by step write up of the process (And I do mean in-depth, it's an 8 page single-spaced document.  And I'm sorry, but I don't have any pictures of the "work in progress" stages) can download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?w9gn1uih10b279w

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(Megaupload got taken down apparently, so I've re-uploaded the appropriate files to mediafire and fixed the download URLs. Sorry for any inconvenience.)

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cryptex made it! (author)2012-03-25

just saying i think that the cores from portal2 are way better than in portal and although wheatley is the best i must say in order of the best to worst of them all i think it goes like this
wheatley
space core
rick(aka the adventure core)
fact core
cake recipe core
curiosity core
the silent core(she doesn't say anything)

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