Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 9/10/2014 – LIVE 2pm ET
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Becky, I asked this at the end of the show (in comments) but I may have been too late for you to see it.
Do you have suggestions on making a circuit small enough to get into a toy? I have a prototype working (with great help from adafruit_support_bill)–playing music from an sd card while moving a servo. This will replicate a wind-up to I bought my daughter 36 years ago.
I need to get the microcontroller (probably a pro mini, but maybe a trinket pro), the sd card reader, the speaker (adafruit small plastic speaker), the mini servo, the components (2 resistors, a capacitor, 2 transistors), a battery pack and wires inside a stuffed donkey (12" nose to tail).
Am I dreaming? My fallback is to have the donkey pull a cart holding some of the electronics.