Step 9: Connect It All to the Arduino

Now we can connect everything to the arduino and test our work.

1. Plug everything into the arduino. I have labeled the wires on the photo since the photo looks confusing even to me.

2. connect the battery and test the power switch

3. test the reset switch

4. try to control the servos, If movement left and right of the nunchuk makes the servo move up and down, your control wires are in the wrong pins. Just switch them around and test it again.

5. You can choose to solder the wires to the Arduino or just leave them plugged in as is. I did not solder mine, but a few of my wires were loose and kept coming unplugged. To fix this just bend a little of the wire back into itself and pinch it down with some pliers to make the wire thicker so it will stay plugged in better.

6. If all is right, move on to the next step.
very cool if not a little nightmare inducing!
This is kind of disturbing, but really brilliant.
thanks! that's what I was going for :)
What an incredible project!
Thanks. Yours went several steps farther :)
Wat doll brand did u use
to be honest, I don't remember. It was at hobby lobby in the doll making section. It was sold as a fully made doll without the stuffing already inside so kids could stuff it themselves.
why no video?
there are videos. there is one on the last step.
Oh, please please please let me know if you have ideas for making wings open, bend and flex (by remote if at ALL possible!!). I was a contestant on Sugar Dome on the Food Network (episode 1: a dragon's tale) and we were matched with an animatronics expert on our team. Bob Newton was awesome! But with one thing and another (mostly weight, time and disconnected wires), spoiler alert, our dragon didn't really function. I desperately want to see it work &quot;for real&quot;! Here is a simple re-creation of what it might have looked like (this is my quickie remake -- all landscape, dragon, wings, castle, etc is edible)
really?! that is wicked awesome!!! that dragon is SWEET! I wish I could help you out. This was my first and pretty much only complicated electronic project and I did it because it was an assignment for my digital multimedia class at UWF. I had my instructor and other classmates to help me work on it and I barely understood enough to do it. But there is an instructable on here that someone made huge electronic angel wings, maybe that person can help you out.
backpack was a nice touch! Great job!
thanks :)
That is freakin' awesome!
thanks! :)
Very cool project, and an excellent instructable. Looks like a really sweet doll until it moves, then the uncanny valley kicks in! Have you ever seen Puppet Master?
Oh yea. Puppet Master and Cats eye and Child's Play and Dolly dearest.
very well done!! (and really creepy)
Thank you, that was my goal. I originally wanted to use a Living Dead doll from Spencers but sadly it was too small... that would have been SICK!
Totally voting for you! <br>Great job!
Thank you!
Nice to see the finished product! :) Good luck in the contest... You got my vote!
HEY! Thanks! Im glad you like it :)
No problem. I know a lot of work went into it... and it looks great. :)
alot of frustrations too! lol, but so worth it! thanks again
This RAWKS, gratz!
Thank you, all mighyt professor of awesomeness :p
For a prank, you should give that doll to a girl to play with and then when she has it, hide somewhere and make it move! AHHH! THIS DOLL IS ALIVE!!!
I did something similar. I took it to the mall on a busy Saturday night and sat it on a table in the foodcourt and then I sat at a table a little bit aways and had the doll's head follow people as they walked by. Talk about fun stuff!!!

About This Instructable




Bio: I'm loving this site! Most of my 'ibles will be of birthday parties and Halloween costumes. I absolutely love planning and running birthday parties ... More »
More by ecsaul23:Teen Titans Go Yu-Gi-Oh Birthday Party Reading Adventure Treasure Hunt 
Add instructable to: