Amazing Animatronic Stargate Horus & Iron Man Helmets #electronichalloween
Jerome wrote in to share his amazing animatronic Stargate Horus helmet.
I’ve been working on several Halloween costumes that use Arduino powered animatronics. The video shows my Stargate helmet that uses an Arduino to control five servos that make the head move around, fans open and close and eyes that light up. There is a full build tutorial here.
I also recently have been working on a full animatronic Iron Man suit for a friend. It uses RFID tags as control inputs to open/close the helmet and activate repulsors, forearm missile, moving back flaps and opening shoulder rocket pods. The helmet is set up with a wireless link using XBee radios with Adafruit XBee adapters and the repulsor sounds are handled by a WaveShield. Arduinos are used to control the servos.
Working like mad to finish the suit by Halloween! There will be a full tutorial when it’s done.
Thanks for all of your wonderful products and tutorials. My eight year old son just soldered his very first circuit. 🙂
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