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Rodger Cleye
10-15-2008, 01:32 AM
Okay, sometimes robot technology reallocation can provide rewarding results...even if the effort is less than stupendous.

That said, I have re-used my electric-wheelchair hack technology and applied it my ever-morphing holiday bots. Today's submission - Donna the Dead - "one mad bride that goes for a ride".

Using "low-tech" Home Depot pipe technology (tie-wrapped to her head), she seems to float though the chilling evening sky -- moaning at the mad scientist who wired 5 volts into her "Party City" vibrating scull. A $10 strobe running from a 12V scooter battery inverted to 110VAC makes sure she's noticed, and the 110V makes for easy use of a wall-wart to send 5 volts up the flat-black pole.

Spread spectrum dual channel RF technology insures she won't stray. The AVR code, that taps into the wheel-chair pot electronics is freely available at www.thespiritedtree.com (http://www.thespiritedtree.com) and also was first posted in Trossen forums. Hope ya like her.

Best regards,
Rodger

Youtube link is here, feel free to embed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k3LZ5sEJsc

darkback2
10-15-2008, 01:57 AM
Cool effect. Looks like its floating.

4mem8
10-15-2008, 03:40 AM
Very nice and also funny to watch.

Alex
10-15-2008, 09:28 AM
nice work Rodger! I got you entered:)

Enusi Malik
10-15-2008, 09:30 AM
very good Halloween idea, that would freak out some people out.
:-)

Adam
11-02-2009, 09:34 AM
Really cool. Did you scare anyone with it this year?