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                            Welcome to the final part of my sharethescare which follows on from my previous blogs, listed below. I hope you enjoy reading about the journey I've taken to make my animatronic pumpkin head and I'll be testing it it really has the ability to Share The Scare! Peter the Pumpkin Peter the Pumpkin - pt2 Peter the Pumpkin pt3   [To mask the servo noise it was intended to have an audio track ...
Every year I am called upon to make Halloween costumes and accessories for my grandchildren.  Not scary stuff but things that they are into at the time.  Well, maybe a little bit scary... The kids originally asked for Legend of Zelda but changed it at the last minute and I only had a bit over a week to build.  The new theme was Mario Brothers with a need to accommodate the youngest, still not a year old.  The main build was a Mario castle that he can ride in dressed as Mario ...
Problem We all have little kids in our homes and every parent want to make sure that their kids are safe whenever they go outside of their homes. At the same time we also have little kids in our homes or around us how are special or little enough so they cant remember home address or their way back to home if they accidentally leave home and go little far away. And its very tough situations for parents if they cant find their little/special(mentally unstable etc) kids. Also if kids are in any so ...
  Project details: https://www.hackster.io/8bitsandabyte/oink-the-game-controlled-by-a-pig-90d2cd ...
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Peter the Pumpkin pt3

Posted by 14rhb Oct 20, 2018
Following on from Peter the Pumpkin - pt2   Progressing the Eyes I've progressed over the week with the eyes Mk5 e.g. paper mache. However it did take several nights of adding additional layers before I considered them to be strong enough to break out of the silicone egg cup moulds....and then I added some more paper mache for good measure. I also coated the outside in thinned down wood filler, allowed to dry, sanded, repeated, primed, sanded, primed and then added a white gloss finish. I ...
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Peter the Pumpkin - pt2

Posted by 14rhb Oct 14, 2018
The weekend has been spent trying to make Pete some eyes. I've never made animatronic eyes but have studied how makers often achieve them using servos and so I thought that would be my approach. This blog details my attempts to make some servo eyes.   Idea ONE - table tennis balls. They would be lightweight and could be illuminated. But they were also too small. I also realised at this point that they eye holes were not the same shape or size (and why would they be as Pete was made totally ...
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Peter the Pumpkin

Posted by 14rhb Oct 11, 2018
A few years back I decided to make an artificial pumpkin to save on the carving, to have something that kept without rotting too early and more importantly to have a bigger one than the shops stock.   To achieve that I got a large refuse sack and filled it with old sheets and bound it with Sellotape to get the basic shape of a pumpkin, complete with the bulging lobes. It then got covered with layer after layer of newspaper and PVC glue. Some raised features got added around the mouth, eyes ...
Arduino Home An Open-Source platform to create digital devices and interactive objects that sense and control physical devices. Arduino Tutorials Arduino Projects     An Arduino Engineering Kit Will Be Awarded as a Grand Prize for Completed Projects Based on the Themes!  Grand Prize is OPEN to EVERYONE that follows an MKR Theme and Posts an MKR Project!  Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, and Dominic Pajak, a project person and retro computing geek from Arduino, will be ...
I recently blogged about the Arduino Engineering Kit here on element14. This one is dedicated to the motorcycle project which is part of the kit.   As part of the kit, users learn how to build the motorcycle and design a controller that can balance the motorcycle in place, balance while moving and while turning. This video shows all of that in action.   https://www.element14.com/community/videos/26661/   The most interesting part about this for me is the fact that the motorcy ...
Hi everyone,   Arduino and MathWorks collaborated to bring you Arduino Engineering Kit. You can now purchase this from element14 community (Newark). The Arduino Engineering Kit consists of three projects that will teach students how to build modern electronic devices and engineering concepts like image processing and control system design. In addition to the hardware, students and educators get access to e-learning platform and MATLAB and Simulink license for free for 1-year. Here is the ...
Hi Element 14 Community,   Welcome to The Ulster Society of Student Engineers second project; A radio frequency (RF) telescope.   1. What is the Need? A team of society members noted that Northern Ireland does not have an RF telescope. This presents both a great opportunity for members to learn about practical RF and also the opportunity to present the design to local children so they can learn more about both Space, Electronics and Control systems. The idea behind the project is to ...
Hello,   I’ve been an electronics curious since a child but never got in too deep. I’ve recently bought an Arduino, start playing with it and realised the potential of this device. I started thinking and it would be the perfect solution for a project that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.   I have a laser that mesures distances with a board which I can make it output a Voltage depending on how far it is from an object, and the final objecting is activating a ...
I’m trying to figure a few things out and I’m running into a roadblock that’s frustrating me pretty decent. i have a ruggeduino and a 24v industrial I/o shield both from rugged circuits. I’ve read all the info available about this shield and I still just can’t figure out how to address the pins. For example it has banks of digital inputs(B0-B9) and banks of digital outputs(P1-P8), how would I go about something like: int B1Pin = ?? .... pinMode(B1Pin, INPUT).... d ...
If you've ever tried to use SPIFFS on the Dev version of the SparkFun ESP8266 Thing, you will quite likely have encountered the error message "SPIFFS Not Defined for SparkFun ESP8266 Thing Dev" as soon as you tried to upload a disk image using the ESP8266 Sketch Data Upload tool from the Arduino environment. This blog has some background info on this, but for those who are impatient, I'll give you the solution first. The Problem The SparkFun ESP8266 Thing Dev board definition is missing some e ...
Firmata is a protocol that is used to communicate with microcontrollers from any tablet/pc over the serial interface. There are implementations of Firmata for many other platforms too along with Arduino. You can find support for Firmata if you are using any Arduino IDE released after 2008.Use of Firmata lets you access GPIO of Arduino from any host device natively without uploading the sketch each time you change the sketch. You can use Arduino as ADC for your Pi as it doesn't have native ADC pi ...

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