Cell Phone Penguin Loves You! Thing a Day - Day 1

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About: My name is Randy and I am a Community Manager in these here parts. In a previous life I had founded and run the Instructables Design Studio (RIP) @ Autodesk's Pier 9 Technology Center. I'm also the author ...

This penguin lights up when a cell phone rings. I made it for Thing A Day.

It can also be seen on the blog at http://www.thing-a-day.com

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    AznPanda

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Can you pleaseeeee make an instructable on how to make it D: not how to do the when a phone ring stuff just the wiring and the materials you used for the black white and orange stuff on the penguin D: i want to make oneee

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    randofoAznPanda

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I actually bought the penguin like that at a garage sale. I think it was a holiday lawn ornament.

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    randofoAznPanda

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes. It is a little more sturdy than standard wire, but basically yes, it is a metal frame.

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    AznPandarandofo

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry to be botherin you but where do you get tinsel? and the lights are just LED's right?

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    randofoAznPanda

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Probably a craft store or somewhere that sells party decorations (or the internet). The lights are just a strand of Christmas lights woven in.

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    rolandl

    10 years ago on Introduction

    If you use linux, get my package of shell scripts from http://user.cavenet.com/rolandl, called SMS1.tgz. Allows full IO and PWM control from keyboard, or GUI (via xdialog), or your scripts. AD is scaled to mV and formatted for import to spreadsheets. Needs SimpleMessageSystem microcode from arduino.cc, but it's (as proof of concept) easy to modify for your choice of microcode on the Diecimila. Modular, can handle as many units as you can plug into your USB ports. Check it out.

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    ShifrinGorillazMiko

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    oh, okay :-) you should me like freaking mod you now this site like the back of your hand

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    GorillazMikoShifrin

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Haha!
    Nah, not really.
    The front of my hand.
    :P
    Just kidding.
    And no, I am just a big fan that knows a lot about this site.
    Instructables = my life.
    Haha just kidding, but guess what?

    INSTRUCTABLES IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DISCOVERED ON MY COMPUTER.


    Yeah.

    EVER.

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    ShifrinGorillazMiko

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah but i think you should start doing other things to... you know maybe like hangout more often...

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    GorillazMikoShifrin

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    So you're saying I'm ALWAYS on the computer?
    Well, I'm not ALWAYS on the computer.
    I'm just on it a lot.
    Because of homework.. and stuff. :P
    Some sites I'm on when I'm on the computer are:
    Myspace
    YouTube
    Hotmail (MSN)
    Instructables
    eBay
    Woot!
    Craigslist
    other electronic sites
    stuff like that.

    Alex, I'm not on the computer all day, I am a normal alien.
    I mean, boy.
    I don't sit here like that guy in the South Park episode with World of Warcraft.
    :P

    I do things too.

    By the way, have you made any new recipies? I haven't seen your sushi one yet.

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    ShifrinGorillazMiko

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, my Mac pissed me off so much that I thought it would be better to just stop with the sushi, I have many new instructables i havent published like anything from playing a piano, to making and launching A really nice model rocket, and yes indeed my specialty cooking! I also have some "hack" instructables like how to cheat in school, or how to pick a lock! well have a great Superbowl Sunday! :-) Best Regards, Alex

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    ShifrinShifrin

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    how do you make a small font?
    iknowhowto type like this''''''''''''''''''''''''''