Step 11: Make the Head

Get an egg carton and cut it up and fold it so you have a cardboard egg. Be sure to cut a hole for the neck.
sweet! <br>i love it, i should totally make one of these...
I'm not sure if fabric would be the best way of decorating it..<br /> Maybe an evil-looking wire monster? Pipe cleaners? Eclipse mint cans?<br />
Wait! So this doesn't do anything. Nothing at all. I thought it might be a robot or something. Oh well.
This really turned out cool and the stop-motion animation idea is great too! I might try something like this out.
This just helped me with my Instructable. Thnxs alot!
Would it create too much heat if you bought a plush octopus and ran a USB connection to each of the tentacles? LOL
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/7cb0/">Cthulu</a><br/>This would be one better.<br/>
yummy burnt plush!:-) ps it will not catch fire :-(
too cool ! I'mmaking this as christmas gift fo my brothers
sweet... it can be a pet for my monitor :3 and gotta add a usb sd port :D
in step 9, it looks like you could make that into an Imperial Walker from Star Wars or something... that's a pretty neat project btw!
AT-AT.....hmmmmm.....*grabs usb cords*
It reminds me of the bots from The Matrix... oh no! They're taking over! :) Interesting use of an USB hub.
that's what i first thought it was
That was my first reaction to the pictures in step 5. I thought it looks a lot like one of the harvesters off of 'The Matrix'. Which gives me an idea.... ~adamvan2000
yeah in step five they look like them but the final image i definitely see Star Wars Walkers
post it...or i will come for you...and trust me...you don't want me to...
But what to do with all of those USB ports...<br/><br/><sub>(goes to instrctables main page and types in &quot;USB&quot;)</sub><br/>
cool, it was posted on www.geekologie.com today!
is that good or bad?
can you help? i don't get how you attach the eyes
also where do you buy the one-foot USB extension cables?
It looks exactly like <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.inverse.org/e/bkg/chars/s-dark.jpg">Dark Star</a>Dark Star from the Slayers series!<br/><br/>
lol great idea. it looks like the more usb devices you plug into it the weaker the monster gets! lol re: photo 2 (Y)
Yes, really great! You can also put some small speaker inside your monster to make him talk (or even sing :) ) BTW what for is that second black wire going out from him? Power for the hub?
yes it is
So does this wire serve any other purpose besides the frame of the monster?
Yea Bendable Arms and Legs for the Monster... I wan't to make one but mine would have to be a 4 leggend feind... and i don't have that wire... and I dont have the 1 foot extensions.. Where can i buy those btw?
that is so clever, i love it!!
very cool but i would make it a little more um...nicer you need to like duct tape it paper mache it or somthin then paint it so it looks WICKED :) hope im under the "be nice" polocy and tell me if im not i'll delete this coment :)
how bout savaging a usb card reader and putting it inside the creature's hub if there were cards in it would look like fins I may just have to make this and my beer can hub have babies a beer monster with usb connectivity and a whole lotta uselessness
A little bit crabby, but its looking cool whit the red eyes. Go on...!!!
I have managed to completely fail at doing this step. I have some 5mm, 1.8 volt, 20mA leds I thought would work, but no go. Are these not going to work? Also, is it led (+) to resistor to red wire, or led (-) to resistor to red wire? I have almost no experience with this sort of thing.
Fail often! That just means you're learning.<br/><br/>Anyway, check out <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/EVSO9B1KO5EV2Z9T0L/">this step</a> for more info. The whole instructable is helpful if you have the time.<br/><br/>Your first idea of + to resistor to red should work.<br/>
Buaha, after several trips to Fry's I got it right! Thanks for the help, this is a great project.
No problem. Be sure to post a picture of the results!
Here's my version of this awesome project. It's a bit larger that I was expecting, but I'm pleased with the results. Now I just have to find room for it on my desk...<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4831/spiderau6.jpg">http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4831/spiderau6.jpg</a><br/>
I have seen your version of this awesome project,it is very good!First I want to introduce myshelf to you sir.MY name is Wang Lei.I come frome China and my English is nont very good,so I'm sorry if I say something wrong.My MSN is wl886@163.com and my e-mail also the same.Can we be friends?hehe,I'm looking forword to!
Hey, great job! I dig the furry legs and the clips. I'll have to upload some pics of the second version of this that I made where I used some alligator clips. Yeah, the fella is a bit big for a desk, but mine's been a good companion for the past few months.
Just out of curiosity, what voltage/amperage are your LEDs and what resister do you have there in front of them? How much light do they provide (I don't need to know the exact candle measurement of brightness or anything, just curious.) Thank you, I love this project, I'm working on something similar, definitely inspired by the cool work you've done here.
Don't remember the exact info offhand, but I think it was a voltage drop of 2V each and they're wired in parallel with a 100 ohm resistor. It's a little dimmer than possible, but I wanted more of a glow anyway.<br/><br/>Check out <a rel="nofollow" href="http://metku.net/index.html?path=mods/ledcalc/index_eng">this site</a> for resistor help.<br/>
this would be cool with a war of the worlds squidbot thingy. However demon usb spider is awsome as well.
Oh boy, I could imagine making one of these with a 20 port hub (I've seen them) or just combine multiple hubs. That would be cool :-D
That's pretty awesome looking.
What about heat-shrink tubing or that mesh cable protector stuff that compresses when you stretch it?
Thanks for that idea. I was looking around for other types of stuff to use for a more mechanical look. Didn't know what phrase to Google for.<br/><br/>I found <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.crazypc.com/products/casemods/cablemng.htm">this stuff</a> which looks to be exactly what I needed.<br/>
This totally rocks. If I'd build something like this, perhaps even my girlfriend will approve of having more cables around the house :)
Right here you could also skip the black fabric and use black hockey tape if your not too much into glue guns

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