Homemade HAL9000

Introduction: Homemade HAL9000

About: I like to tinker with just about anything, sometimes it works out in the end. Have fun looking at the projects, try tearing something open and let me know how it goes. cheers, -Joe
After watching 2001 A Space Odyssey I decided I needed my own HAL 9000- except less evil.

This uses a BS2, PIR and will pulse when it detects motion.

Hopefully this has a positronic brain which will observe the 3 laws of robotics and not turn on me.

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Step 1: Parts

Aluminum Project Box
Solderless Breadboard
DC Power Jack
3 Pin plug, I got one from a CPU fan
Old flashlight for the lens.
470 Ohm resistor

Step 2: Tools

Soldering Iron
Wire Stripper
Glue Gun

Step 3: Get the Lens

I had a broken led-shake-no battery flashlight. I pulled it apart for the lens and reflector.

I cut the top off with a dremel and kept the lens and reflector assembly.

Step 4: LED Switch

I removed the white led and replaced it with a red led.

Step 5: Code

I use Mac BS2 to program my stamp. Its free and works really well.

Load the code on your stamp.

The code I used is attached.

Step 6: Breadboard It Out

The LED will get hooked up to pin 0, run a 470 ohm resistor from pin 0 to the positive of the LED.

Run the signal from the PIR to pin 15, and positive and negative to the + - terminal on the PIR.

Step 7: The Box

Now we'll start on the enclosure.

On the top find the center and mark it.

I used a punch so my drill bit wouldn't walk on the metal box.

Step 8: Hole Saw

I used a hole saw to make the hole in the box.

I also used cutting oil to make the whole cutting easier.

Step 9: Hole for the Eye

To make the hole for the lens or HAL 9000s eye, measure the center, mark and again tap with a punch so the drill bit doesn't walk.

Step 10: Power an On/off

On the back, make two holes, one for your power and one for your on/off switch.

Step 11: Glue the PIR

Glue the PIR in to place with a hot glue gun.

Step 12: Glue the Lens

Glue the lens in to place again using hot glue. You could use some other glue if you have it... I had hot glue so I used it.

Step 13: Reflector

Glue the reflector on to the lens.

Step 14: 3 Pin Plug

I grabbed a 3 pin plug from a cpu fan to connect the PIR to the BS2.

The plug had braided wire, which does not fit in a solderless breadboard very easily. So I soldered on some solid core wire to the end to make it easier.

Step 15: LED

Solder wire to the end of LED to connect to the breadboard.

Step 16: Solder the Power Jack

Solder wire to the power jack. Use a short piece for the positive as it is only going to go an inch or so to the right for the power switch.

Step 17: Solder the Switch

Solder the positive from the switch to the power jack. And then one more wire that you will plug in to the breadboard.

Step 18: Hook Up to Breadboard

Now that everything is in the project box, hook everything back up.

Positive to pin 24
Negative to 23

Resistor to pin 5
PIR Signal to pin 20

LED + to resistor
LED - to negative

PIR + to positive
PIR - to negative

Step 19: View It

Check it out.

The LED will pulse when the detects movement.

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    5 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Author is aparrently firmiliar with Issac Asimov's "The Bi-centennial Man."


    9 years ago on Introduction

    good, I'll try to do it, even need more learn in detail...

    dude, i found great all the electronics you pulled in here, but i think the HAL Prop isn't that great. maybe a little more tweaks to look like HAL. but if you manage to pull a more realistic look, then you sir, will score a win.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    wow extensive hal 9000. better than the plain old im gonna put a red light in a box. good work 5/5