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    DIY Hacked Wall-E Toy

    I was at the store the other day, and i came across this Disney Wall-E toy.. It doesn't move, but it's arms and head were animated by a single motor through a gear set. The thing did speak random gibberish.. End result was an annoying plastic toy.... A disgrace to Wall-E

    So i took it apart last night and had a look at it... Planned where i could fit some servo's, Sharp IR sensor and my custom pic board.

    Today I ran down to HVWTech (i'm fortenate enough to live in the same city as their head office ) and i purchased the items Wall-E needed to LIVE!

    I also modified the circuit that the toy came with. So i can trigger the sounds from my pic. I even cut the board in half to remove useless circuits lol ..

    Here are the parts i used..
    - 2 GWS Nano servos
    - 2 modified parallex servos
    - 1 GWS regular servo
    - 18F4685 microcontroller @ 20 mhz
    - 1 Sharp IR Distance sensor
    - My custom 40 pin PIC board
    - Code written in C
    - Lots of melting plastic
    - Took 7 Hours to build and program

    I don't know how to post a youtube video directly in here with ubb... So here is a link to the full set of pics and video: http://atomic.speculation.org/Graphics/2008-10-07%20Calgary%20Wall-E%20Robot%20Part%202/

    Additionally, here is a link directly to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDodQwu1slM

    Here is the second video that shows a lot more of his personality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGo3iVMx6GE

    Video of his new head tilting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbxwiWqHWoI

    And here are a few photos...

    What it was..


    Arms


    Head servo


    Sharp sensor


    Servos drive the wheels now


    My pic board and a li-on battery


    Parts all tucked away


    Look'n good
    Last edited by djsures; 10-08-2008 at 10:40 PM.

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    Re: Wall-E

    Sweet... I picked up one of these Wall-es back in July, opened it up, but haven't actually gotten around to hacking it

    Nice work

    -Fergs

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    Re: Wall-E

    I couldn't see your pictures, but the video was pretty cool. You and 4mem8 should start a club or something...seriously cool robot.

    DB

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    Re: Wall-E

    Commented and Rated over on YouTube. NICE hack! That's what Disney's toy should have been!

    +Rep for the combination of K9 and Wall-E.
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    Re: Wall-E

    That is the Wall-E Interactive, I am waiting for the Wall-e Ultimate, It stands 16" tall and does just about everything. GWJax sent me this link today from ToysRus, http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=2882455

    Nice hack by the way.
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    Re: Wall-E

    For that price, you could build another awesome Wall-E, 4Mem...
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    Re: Wall-E

    I could Adrenalynn, But I just love these good products, and I am going to have to get this one.
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    Re: Wall-E

    Quote Originally Posted by 4mem8 View Post
    I could Adrenalynn, But I just love these good products, and I am going to have to get this one.
    everytime i buy one of those expensive robots for my collection, i buy it with this expectation that "this is the one" and i get excited. until i turn it on... and 5 minutes later it's on my shelf lol

    nothing beats building ur own hehehe

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    Re: Wall-E

    Have you seen 4Mem's Wall-E, DJSures?
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    Re: Wall-E

    djsures: just in case you have not seen my scratch built Wall-E here's the link. http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=1677
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