Introduction: FrankenDog! DIY Animatronic - Controlling an I-cybie Robot Dog With a Toy Piano
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 isn’t much life left or fun to be had. But I will try to reanimate it with a battery, a toy piano, and some wires.Check out the video, it has a demo in Norwegian at first and then a tutorial in English at the end.
I'm having trouble importing images from Flickr, but you can see some stills on my blog: http://pappmaskin.no/2009/11/frankendog-diy-animatronics/