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Star Trek. It's a show about space and people in space interacting with various species (in space). There are a billion of those species (I counted), but there is one specific creature that has captured the hearts of pretty much anyone who has seen the episodes in which it is featured: the tribble.

Tribbles do three things: look cute, sound cute, and multiply. When one of my friends made a tribble—clearly a fake as it didn't sound cute or multiply—I decided that I should take a stab at it. Not literally, of course. Have you seen how cute they are? (You could just skip to step 7 and make a fake tribble, too.)

Making sound is easy. That's what Arduinos are for. Cute sound might be a bit more difficult, but it's manageable. Multiplying, though, was going to be an issue … until I remembered that the Arduino programming language can do the four basic mathematic functions including multiplication in a shockingly short period of time. Like tribbles!

And so was conceived (brace yourself for the puns) the tribble calculator. All it can do is look cute, sound cute, and multiply.

(If you just want a stuffed tribble without all the bionic implants, skip to step 7.)
(If you wanted to see the video, it's on step 8.)
 
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repguy20209 months ago
That's like seven kinds of awesome -- multiplied! A fun instructable, easy to follow (except for the Arduino stuff and If I had one in front of me, I'm sure it would be easy.) Best of all it fulfills the requirements of the original critter, but even more awsomely! Wicked!
I see what you did there.....lol, nice though.
MU5ICI4N9 months ago
Awesome! Just make sure it doesn't get near the quadrotriticale :D
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