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FrankenDog – DIY animatronics – Bringing a dead i-cybie robot dog back to life

november 2nd, 2009 by

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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!

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Posted in Circuit bending, DIY, How-to

H1N1 – The worlds loneliest little robot

september 21st, 2009 by

The makers of the H1N1 robot-line soon came to regret their choice of name as sales numbers plummeted. The H1N1 was soon replaced by the wildly successful R2D2-line.

The H1N1, here holding a tasty complementary H1N1-beverage that came with each model sold.

The last remaining H1N1 know to exist was last seen roaming the deserts of Mexico.

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Posted in Commentary, Ideas

Deadly cute DIY Vibrobot!

desember 18th, 2008 by

Creating a vibrobot with 9v battery, motor, and potentiometer
See it on Flickr

I made this cute little vibrobot today, with some spare parts I had lying around. Got inspired by an old Makezine article, and decided to smack it together.

It turned out pretty cool actually, it hums around like a happy little bug. I gave it a cute nose with a potentiometer, so when you twist the nose you regulate the speed of the motor. I finished with adding more cuteness in the form of magic marker eyes and black spots on the back.

Here is a quick video:

My daugter thought it was awsome and figured out the potentiometer bit all by her self. My sons couldn’t care less. Guess who will inherit my tools when I die! :)

Creating a vibrobot with 9v battery, motor, and potentiometer

I think I have to modify the vibro bit a little to get more action out of it. I just taped a small nut to the shaft of the motor, and it doesn’t really vibrate as much as I hoped for. The bigger the nut the better the action! Wisdom!

The feet are a piece of fence wire I found lying around, and I used some pieces from a mechano set as a frame to hold stuff.

See more images of it on Flickr.

Parts used:
Wire for the feet
Wire cutters
9v battery and connector thingy
Small motor from some broken toy, had it forever.
Red electrical tape
Soldering iron and solder (not really needed, you could just use tape … or gum).
Mechano pieces. I fastened the feet by pressing the wire between two metal mechano pieces with four screws.

(Ps: There is a clear danger of burning out the motor when using a 9 volt battery)

Posted in DIY, DIY with kids