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    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 and also was first posted in Trossen forums. Hope ya like her.

    Best regards,

    Youtube link is here, feel free to embed:
    Last edited by Alex; 10-15-2008 at 08:25 AM.

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    Cool effect. Looks like its floating.

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    Very nice and also funny to watch.
    People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.

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    nice work Rodger! I got you entered

    �In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed�
    - Charles Darwin

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    very good Halloween idea, that would freak out some people out.
    Greatness is achieved through one vision.

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    Really cool. Did you scare anyone with it this year?

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