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I'm excited to hear what happens! Thanks for the update.
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These look great, but I'm still confused on how to create the object code. The cheeriocheng.github.io site allows me to fiddle with parameters, but I don't get how to download 3D object code from it. What am I missing?
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I'm so glad it worked out! It really makes me happy to see something I made actually motivate and help others to make it too. It's a good feeling.
I had the blessing and curse of a battery compartment that didn't work to begin with. I tried continuity testing the compartment and it's just mysteriously defective -- so I jumped right to using an external supply. That said, if I were to make this a wireless project, I would probably try combining one of the larger 3.7v Lithium Ion battery packs from Adafruit and a Powerboost board to bring it up to bring it up to 5. You'd still want to wire a power switch though so it's not constantly running.
I haven't tried, but I'm optimistic. I don't expect that the power demands of just one or two little DC motors is all that much, but I could be wrong. Let me know how it goes. My goal is to just have one power cord going to the whole thing and find a way to get audio to Billy wirelessly using a Bluetooth dongle like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AGQMQC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=8ZA72X1NMKIT&coliid=I20UKXGESPER28
Excellent! I'm excited to see the result.
Is it opening and closing, but just not as much as you'd like? Is it similar to the action in the video, or much less pronounced? I'm using a 9v, 1amp power supply, for what's worth. Also, be sure to raise the volume on the audio you're supplying to the Arduino. Since the movement is based on the audio source, low volume will result in restrained movement.
Ha! I just went looking for this hidden little guy and found that I melted mine at some point to. I can still see that it's a 100uf though. Hope that helps.
Excellent! If you like, you can email me the modified code at Donald@makerprojectlab.com and I can test it. If it works, I'm happy to credit you in the updated code.
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It's possible. I would just find a way to switch the motor connections between the original board and the Arduino.
Have you checked out the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYlSTvAW1Po
Yes, there's a whole world of these types of toys thatI'm eager to try. I want to get my hands on a Furby next, but a parrot would be great too. You could upgrade it with a longer recording time and use it to leave messages for your family.
Great idea! In it's current configuration it doesn't do so well with music -- just sorta hangs its mouth open. Speech is perfect though, so audiobooks and podcasts. You could also easily tweak it into a sorta of fortune teller fish. Maybe press a button and have it randomly select a pre-recorded fortune to tell. My next step is to try and adapt this so that it can be a self-contained thing for my wall instead of a mess of electronics on my table. So that means I need to figure out a battery solution and maybe find a way to amplify audio from within the plaque so that an external speaker isn't necessary.
It's also fun to have him read podcasts!
Thanks! I can't believe it's taken me this long to write my first Instructable.
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Another great project I can't wait to try, Scott! I've been curious to try these addressable string lights, and now I have a great excuse.
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I made a version using a acrylic paint, a rubber grommet, and a white plastic furniture glide. Thanks for the inspiration! More images here: http://imgur.com/gallery/IJWnd?lr=1476709515
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