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My little daughter threw away this toy and it just stopped working. I had two options: 1. Find the bug and fix it 2. Replace the whole inside with cool stufff.   This is the room i have inside: Originally the toy came with 1 motor. There is enough room for two dc motors. Also i have arduino nano and a bluetooth receiver. The remote control can be my phone, or  i have ps4 remote which is also bt. I just need to figure out if it can be connected to arduino.   Update 1: I h ...
tech_nut81

Xylophonomatic

Posted by tech_nut81 Apr 21, 2017
So, if you've seen my comment on "Give New Life to Old Toys by Turning Them Into Techno Toys! ", then you know I'm trying to turn my old Fisher Price, pull-a-tune xylophone into an object avoiding, robot xylophone. I took the advice of the people that replied to my idea and built an auto avoidance prototype first. I used one of my sons old remote control trucks that no longer worked by remote control. Here is a picture of my prototype. (I'll try and upload some videos a little later). Fo ...
rsc

Bob_007

Posted by rsc Apr 18, 2017
I think this little guy - let's call him Bob, needs a makeover....... Stay tuned.... First we disassemble Jonny-5 Then we make a bracket for the "attachment" and......Bob_007 is complete! Bob is a bit heavy for the mechanism, so he had to loose some girth Once I get him balanced, he should fly well. Enjoy, that's my Project 14 entry for this month....... Scott ...
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