Programming Buzz Lightyear




Introduction: Programming Buzz Lightyear

Using this instructable, we will program the ProtoSnap to enable the Buzz Lightyear action figure to speak his famous catch phrase, "To infinity and beyond!"

Step 1: Materials

1 Buzz Lightyear action figure

1 solderless breadboard

1 ProtoSnap circuit board

1 relay

1 mini USB cable

4 jumper cables

2 alligator clip cables

Arduino on computer

Step 2: Disassemble

Unscrew the jet pack from the back of the Buzz Lightyear action figure

Once the jet pack is off, fold down the wings of the Buzz Lightyear action figure and unscrew the four screws located in the far corners of his torso

You may want to remove the arms, head, and visor on the figure for easier access to the electronics

Step 3: Connecting Protosnap

Connect the ProtoSnap circuit board to the solderless breadboard.

Step 4: Connect USB Cable

Connect the USB cable from the Protosnap to the computer

Step 5: Connect the Relay

Connect the relay to the solderless breadboard

Step 6: Connecting the Wires

Connect one of the jumper cables from GND to one of the middle slots on the breadboard adjacent to the relay

Connect another jumper cable from pin 12 to the other middle slot on the breadboard adjacent to the relay

Connect a third jumper cable from a slot located on the furthest edge of the relay to an alligator clip cable

Connect the fourth jumper cable from the other slot on the edge of the relay to the second alligator clip cable

Step 7: Connecting Buzz Lightyear Figure

Locate the red and black wires, which controls the power source on the Buzz Lightyear figure

Carefully strip the black and red wire casing with a pair of wire cutters, so that the inner wires are slightly exposed for the alligator clip cables to be attached.

Clip the other ends of the alligator cables to the exposed wires.

Step 8: Open Up Arduino

Get the code from here:

Step 9: Finishing Up

Once you have inserted the program onto Arduino, click on the upload button.

Gently move the relay in an upward motion with your index finger. The Buzz Lightyear action figure should speak his famous phrase, “TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!”

Step 10: Schematic

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    6 months ago

    I’m making a voice box for my woody doll I’m making it out of wood but I don’t know what to use for the voice chat I’m not using invite I was thinking of using the same ship model that thinkyway toys use So what should I do?


    Reply 6 months ago

    Also I don’t want to use any buttons just a string I’ve already got some things the string and the block of wood that I’ve been carving I still need the little plastic ring and the chip I got some of it written on my notepad


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I am not sure what the purpose of this is. My Buzz already says this.