Introduction: Speaker Creature

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The Speaker Creature is a renewable energy vibrobot made from the speaker found inside a computer case. Thanks to its renewable energy source, the fun never ends... well at least until the string breaks... or you drop dead from exhaustion. Yet, imagine how much fun you will have before exhaustion sets in!

Follows are directions for you to easily make your own in a few minutes time.

Step 1: Materials

To make this project you will need:

- A speaker from inside a dead computer
- A pull-string vibrating stuffed animal
- Gaffers, duct or masking tape
- A permanent marker
- A seam ripper
- Solid wire

Step 2: Surgery

Remove your vibrating pull-string mechanism from your stuffed animal. Be careful not to cut the pull cord when ripping the seam.

Step 3: Tape It Together

Tape the pull-string vibrating mechanism to the speakers in such a way that the off-centered weight is as low to the ground as possible and sticking off of the "front" of the speaker.

In other words, it should look like the picture below.

Step 4: Face Time

Make two antennae out of solid wire.

Draw a face on a 1" wide piece of tape.

Stick the piece of tape with the face around the front of your pull-string mechanism.

Attach the antennae by placing it between the piece of tape and the pull-string mechanism.

It is not all set to go.

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