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  • Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want

    Yep, that's completely different. I did some digging, that skull is by Seasonal Visions International, so it's a totally new design. I'm always impressed by the effort that goes into this kind of product. For something that's designed to be an inexpensive gadget, that's a lot of work.

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  • Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want

    Oh, in that case, any mp3 board that an Arduino can control is fine. I mentioned the Catalex board because it's cheap and there are currently a lot of ebay sellers. The challenge would be getting it in time for Halloween, since most sellers are overseas. Here's a link to it on dx.com, this should stay the same, the ebay links come and go: http://www.dx.com/p/uart-control-serial-mp3-music-...Also look at Sparkfun or Adafruit for US-made mp3 boards, and they both have tutorials on using them.Whatever you get, you'll take the audio out of the mp3 board and run that into the DC motor driver board, which will control the motion of the skull's jaw.Blue Point tends to sell just what you need to assemble the kit. But Adafruit and Sparkfun will have all the other parts you need. You can al...see more »Oh, in that case, any mp3 board that an Arduino can control is fine. I mentioned the Catalex board because it's cheap and there are currently a lot of ebay sellers. The challenge would be getting it in time for Halloween, since most sellers are overseas. Here's a link to it on dx.com, this should stay the same, the ebay links come and go: http://www.dx.com/p/uart-control-serial-mp3-music-...Also look at Sparkfun or Adafruit for US-made mp3 boards, and they both have tutorials on using them.Whatever you get, you'll take the audio out of the mp3 board and run that into the DC motor driver board, which will control the motion of the skull's jaw.Blue Point tends to sell just what you need to assemble the kit. But Adafruit and Sparkfun will have all the other parts you need. You can also look at Jameco, they are one of the established Silicon Valley electronics part suppliers and have a big inventory. Finally, Radio Shack may have the other parts if there's still one open near you.

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  • Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want

    Blue Point sells the board alone, or with all the parts you need. However, if you've never done any hobby electronics, this project might be a bit too advanced for you. The skulls change a bit every year and you'll have to figure out how what you got works compared to the one I have. Also, this only explains how to animate the skull - you probably still need an Arduino or similar microcontroller to play back sounds automatically.

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  • Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want

    Hi, the new company, Blue Point Engineering, now has the boards in stock and has put up a web page where they can be ordered. The info is in Step 2.

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  • Jeff Haas commented on Jeff Haas's instructable How To Make A Fake Geiger Counter4 months ago
    How To Make A Fake Geiger Counter

    If you're not familiar with any Arduino concepts, go to the tutorials at one of these websites and work through hooking it up, loading a simple blinking LED program onto it, etc.Adafruit:https://learn.adafruit.com/ladyadas-learn-arduino-lesson-number-0Arduino:https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage

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