Instructables: exploring - technology - animatronics http://www.instructables.com Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:51:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Animatronic Eyes and Wii Nunchuck Part 2 - Give it a Voice http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Eyes-and-Wii-Nunchuck-Part-2-Give-it-a/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:19:18 PDT
DIY Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:51:19 PDT
How to Build Your Own Animatronic Teddy Bear http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Your-Own-Animatronic-Teddy-Bear/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:44:51 PDT
Animatron-6: Control Program for Animatronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatron-6-Control-Program-for-Animatronics/
Animatron-6: Control Program for Animatronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/VU6M/HSL29APZ/FQQVU6MHSL29APZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/VU6M/HSL29APZ/FQQVU6MHSL29APZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/VU6M/HSL29APZ/FQQVU6MHSL29APZ.SMALL.jpg djsfantasi Animatron-6 was the software I developed to control my animatronic, presented here in 2011 http://goo.gl/1Cndha . It is a compiled Basic program, which interprets a proprietary language I designed, called A-Code, for animatronic code.http://goo.gl/eBljFO Description Animatron is a simple program ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:42:04 PDT
Animatronic Talking Takeout Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Talking-Takeout-Container/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:46:25 PST
20 dollar Gold mine http://www.instructables.com/id/20-dollar-Gold-mine/
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 08:14:18 PST
Animatronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronics/
Animatronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/XSS7/HPJ05YLK/F29XSS7HPJ05YLK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/XSS7/HPJ05YLK/F29XSS7HPJ05YLK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/XSS7/HPJ05YLK/F29XSS7HPJ05YLK.SMALL.jpg tlandrum My office does a Christmas float, and this year I decided I wanted to do animatronics. I was shocked at just how little you can find on the web about how to make animatronics. Where to get the motors, how to control their movements, how to create them... there was really shockingly little about such...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:53:33 PST
Budget Animatronics – “Free Billy” http://www.instructables.com/id/Budget-Animatronics-Free-Billy/
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 14:32:46 PST
Build a $30k CyberGlove for $40 - Submitted by BayLab for the Instructables Sponsorship Program http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-30k-CyberGlove-for-40-Submitted-by-Bay/
Build a $30k CyberGlove for $40 - Submitted by BayLab for the Instructables Sponsorship Program - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/AZKO/HFSHTOT6/FMFAZKOHFSHTOT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/AZKO/HFSHTOT6/FMFAZKOHFSHTOT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/AZKO/HFSHTOT6/FMFAZKOHFSHTOT6.SMALL.jpg aloishis89 The glove on the right is a CyberGlove, made by a company several years ago who charged $30,000 per glove. I know this because I found a pair in the lab I work in at school... So I built my own pair with 70% of the functionality for three orders of magnitude cheaper. These gloves will measure the p...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:53:18 PDT
Jack Daniel's Independence Project - Animatronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Jack-Daniels-Independence-Project-Animatronics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/O2QG/H6DWVIFF/FAZO2QGH6DWVIFF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/O2QG/H6DWVIFF/FAZO2QGH6DWVIFF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/O2QG/H6DWVIFF/FAZO2QGH6DWVIFF.SMALL.jpg RyanWPowers Hello! My name is Ryan Powers (DOB: 6-7-1976) and this is my entry in to the Jack Daniel's Independence Project. I'm part of a team creating a highly interactive adventure in miniature golf. As a part of this adventure, we'd like to incorporate animatronics in to the experience. These animatronic c...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:41:00 PDT
Arduino controlled animatronic wooden head (reading lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-animatronic-wooden-head-readin/
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Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:50:38 PDT
Arduino Robotic Hand with Haptic Feedback http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Hand-with-Haptic-Feedback/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/RKKG/GYVDJO1S/F18RKKGGYVDJO1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/RKKG/GYVDJO1S/F18RKKGGYVDJO1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/RKKG/GYVDJO1S/F18RKKGGYVDJO1S.SMALL.jpg macgyver603 This year for science fair, I did an engineering project with the goal of creating a system to provide haptic feedback from a robotic hand. The robotic hand is controlled by flex resistors on a glove worn on someone's hand, and an Arduino converts finger positions on the glove to finger positions on...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:11:30 PST
Serial Servo Controller w/Arduino - Control Up To 12 Servos At Once Using the Arduino and a USB Connection http://www.instructables.com/id/Serial-Servo-Controller-wAduino-Control-Up-To-1/
Serial Servo Controller w/Arduino - Control Up To 12 Servos At Once Using the Arduino and a USB Connection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5RC7/GX10312X/FV15RC7GX10312X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5RC7/GX10312X/FV15RC7GX10312X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5RC7/GX10312X/FV15RC7GX10312X.SMALL.jpg soshimo I'm going to show you how to use your Arduino to control up to 12 servos at once with minimal jitter.  Using a simple serial interface you can control the position of up to 12 servo channels.  Up to 10 snapshot positions can be saved and played back at any time.  Start up values for each servo can b...
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Thu, 5 Jan 2012 19:33:31 PST
MEGA DPDT Switch - Tank Style http://www.instructables.com/id/MEGA-DPDT-Switch-Tank-Style-1/
MEGA DPDT Switch - Tank Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom DPDT "double pole - double throw"  switch can be used for reversing polarity.  All though this method may be a bit crude, it works great for changing the direction of a motor – analog style.  This could be used for Controlling motors for robots, animatronics and Halloween decorations to name just a ...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:38:15 PDT
4 Legged Robot Transformation (2 Robots Merging Into 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Legged-Robot-Transformation-2-Robots-Merging-In/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/L7HF/GQ8VBF2G/FOZL7HFGQ8VBF2G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/L7HF/GQ8VBF2G/FOZL7HFGQ8VBF2G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/L7HF/GQ8VBF2G/FOZL7HFGQ8VBF2G.SMALL.jpg tonll Another one of our projects that we did years back where we had 2 standalone, fully functional tracked robots that combined together to become a 4 legged robot that moved around in synchronised effort. All electronics and hardware parts shown in the video are handmade, cut, milled and fabricated in...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:53:09 PDT
Animatronics: Lion Dance http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronics-Lion-Dance/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/VKL2/GQ5QBM3Q/FNQVKL2GQ5QBM3Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/VKL2/GQ5QBM3Q/FNQVKL2GQ5QBM3Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/VKL2/GQ5QBM3Q/FNQVKL2GQ5QBM3Q.SMALL.jpg tonll Was going through my files today and found this video of a Lion Dance Animatronics Robot we did years back. This is when we were still testing the kind of movements and combinations we could have before we coded it to dance along to the typical chinese lion dance drum beats from the sound card onboa...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:35:21 PDT
The Worlds First Paper (not-quite-animatronic) Animatronic Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Worlds-First-Paper-not-quite-animatronic-Ani/
The Worlds First Paper (not-quite-animatronic) Animatronic Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/MH2L/GKS0UV0K/F5AMH2LGKS0UV0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/MH2L/GKS0UV0K/F5AMH2LGKS0UV0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/MH2L/GKS0UV0K/F5AMH2LGKS0UV0K.SMALL.jpg JackIsted First things first, this is my first Instructable, please excuse any mistakes or poor 'Instructi-ettiquette'. Also, I'm one of those horrible people who doesn't have his own camera so has to use the one on his mobile, so the pictures might not be as clear as they should be. Also, I don't have any im...
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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 07:12:51 PST
Animatronic Fish http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Fish/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/5FXG/GKQ365AG/FD25FXGGKQ365AG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/5FXG/GKQ365AG/FD25FXGGKQ365AG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/5FXG/GKQ365AG/FD25FXGGKQ365AG.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom This is sadly another mere photo-instructable.  This was built before I discovered instructables, and sadly before I started taking pictures of steps along the way.  My buddy Paul was always telling em to document my builds, pesky hindsight!  Video to be posted soon - Oh look-ee videos posted! ...
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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:34:01 PST
Simple Animatronics with Servos and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Animatronics-with-Servos/
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Sun, 23 Jan 2011 01:51:23 PST
BONES - NETMF halloween reaper prop http://www.instructables.com/id/BONES-NETMF-halloween-reaper-prop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/9AI9/GFRWQS83/F7S9AI9GFRWQS83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/9AI9/GFRWQS83/F7S9AI9GFRWQS83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/9AI9/GFRWQS83/F7S9AI9GFRWQS83.SMALL.jpg Foekie Halloween prop made from scratch. Running on .net micro framework (2 FEZ boards) Also using a lynxmotion SSC-32 servo controller. Runs on 6 servo motors and 3 power supplies. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :)
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Thu, 4 Nov 2010 06:35:09 PDT
FrankenDog! DIY Animatronic - Controlling an i-cybie robot dog with a toy piano http://www.instructables.com/id/FrankenDog-DIY-Animatronic-Controlling-an-i-cyb/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/9O6O/G23UUT58/FI69O6OG23UUT58.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/9O6O/G23UUT58/FI69O6OG23UUT58.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/9O6O/G23UUT58/FI69O6OG23UUT58.SMALL.jpg mskogly Do you have dead toys lying around? In this video tutorial I give new life to a dead i-Cybie robot dog whose “brain” was destroyed after it short circuited and almost caught fire. Learn how to animate the dead! The I-cybie is a cheap AIBO clone with many advanced features, but without a brain there ...
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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:01:08 PST
How to make air muscles! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-air-muscles!/
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Sat, 1 Sep 2007 22:04:47 PDT
Humanoid robot arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Humanoid-robot-arm/
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Fri, 26 Aug 2005 06:40:40 PDT