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A six-legged creature with the ability to hook up to USB devices through any and all of its highly adjustable limbs.Song: "Sgt. Pepper's Paradise (Bea...
- 7-port D-Link USB hub - 7 one-foot USB extension cables - 10-foot roll of 9-gauge armature wire - black fabric (not shown)
Easiest. Step. Ever.
Cut three three-foot pieces of armature wire, bundle them up, and twist them together in the middle. They should stay together and it doesn't matter i...
From each end, find the longest piece of wire and bend it backwards. Now, at the middle of the duct-taped area, bend them out at a right angle. Repeat...
Bring together the USB squid from before and merge it with the armature wire. If you did this right, each bit of armature wire should be a little long...
You should now be able to create all sorts of poses with this setup. Go ahead and take a break and have some fun with it.
That seventh port shouldn't go unused. With a USB extension cable, or any other spare USB cable, make some eyes. Snip the cable to get to the tasty r...
With that extra bit of armature wire left over, wrap it around the body a couple of times and then, with yet more duct tape, tape it down to the body ...
Measure the dimensions of the hub, including the margin that the USB cable sticks out of the top, and cut out two ovals out of some cardboard that can...
Cut a couple of notched curves. Slide them together onto the ovals and it should make a nice connection. Forget to measure and simply eyeball it and y...
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.
Cut a couple of holes in the head for the eyes and slide the LEDs in. Be sure to test again to see if they still light up.
If you thought there was a lot of duct tape before, get ready for a bigger amount of hot glue. First, secure the eyes in the head by putting glops of...
Cut up some black fabric into strips long enough to cover the legs and glue them on. Straighten out the working leg and then run a line of glue all ...
I cut out a piece of fabric and then poked a couple of holes for the eyes. Once this was glued down I glued a strip around the head. I repeated this w...
The armature wire is easily bendible and surprisingly strong. You can do pretty much any pose you want, except for a headstand. You could probably mak...
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