View Full Version : [Contest Entry] Donna The Dead Bot

Rodger Cleye
10-15-2008, 12:32 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,

Youtube link is here, feel free to embed:


10-15-2008, 12:57 AM
Cool effect. Looks like its floating.

10-15-2008, 02:40 AM
Very nice and also funny to watch.

10-15-2008, 08:28 AM
nice work Rodger! I got you entered:)

Enusi Malik
10-15-2008, 08:30 AM
very good Halloween idea, that would freak out some people out.

11-02-2009, 08:34 AM
Really cool. Did you scare anyone with it this year?