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Great job! Thanks for the post, I'm going to try and slim it down a bit more by removing the USB port on the Teensy once it's programmed and solder the cable straight to it. I will report back with results.
Your paint job really ices the cake on this project; very well done! I'm really excited to try this out myself, I just need to find access to a 3D printer before I can get started
I think I'm going to go with a PowerBoost and 3.7v Lithium Ion battery; I really want to set it up as an animated Bluetooth speaker I can connect Alexa (or even my iPhone to for podcasts like Bill Burr's) to, so that's the ultimate goal at this point.Has anybody found or written any code to animate the head and/or tail on Alexa activation?? That'd be cool to include in the build, too, but my C skills are pretty n00b level
I was thinking the same thing, too; I tried using a 9v battery to power the motors and it seemed to work, I just don't know how long it would last for. I was also thinking of hooking up the power switch on the back to the battery so I could turn it on and off, and connect it to the Dot via Bluetooth like you were saying.Any updated versions of the hardware code out there yet?? That's what I'm struggling with adjusting the most, and I'd love to get the head to face forward on activation like Brian's did.
So I got this thing put together and it works; great instructions! Now I want to make it more or less self-contained. Power is my main concern, though; has anybody tried running this all off of a LiPo battery?? I'm tempted to get a PowerBoost1000, make a power strip and give it a shot...