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Inspired by Bleep Labs' Thingamakit and Thingamagoop synthesizer noise maker creations, I set about making a plush version for my two-year-old daughte...
You'll need to hit two entirely different stores for this project!The Body:- Fleece, felt or fabric of your choice. It doesn't really matter what you...
I highly recommend etching a PCB for this project. They are more resilient and reliable than perfboard (IMO) and therefore more suitable for use in a...
You may use my pattern to make your Thingamaplush's body, or design one of your own! However, note that the electronics are designed to fit inside a ...
Start by sewing the white nylon onto the black face. Use small, tight stitches all the way around the facial features. I used the applique stitch fe...
I'm rather proud of my design for the arms, specifically the use of wire wrap to give structure to the arms and protection to the wires inside. You c...
The body is sewn together in much the same way as the head. If you like, you may mark using letters how the panels match up. I did this more for my ...
The first electronics to go in are the photocell sensors in the hands.Start by running a length of wire wrap from one "wrist" to the other, straight t...
The legs need wire wrap tubing too! Run a 12 or 14 gauge solid wire inside a length of wire wrap, equal to the length of both legs and the gap between...
Detach the perfboard from the circuit board, if they are still connected together. You may want to put a layer of foam between the perfboard and the ...
If everything is squawking and beeping as it should, you may now stuff the body with stuffing. When you do this, make sure the battery clip remains a...
Here are a few videos of the Thingamaplush Robot in action. Enjoy!
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