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March 16, 2015 AT 12:00 am

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories builds a 555 stool for Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster

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The folks over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories built a 555 stool for Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster and documented the build on their blog. So awesome!!

Adafruit just got a new chip for Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster! It turns out that our 555 Footstool is just the perfect size for the Sparky puppet they had made.

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As before, we cut the parts out on the CNC router from our original design.

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The parts were glued together and sanded.

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After assembly was lasering to mark and etch the notch, which we carved and chiseled to make it deeper than our previous one.

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The first layer of paint was primer grey, followed by black and silver. Once the body of the chip had a beautiful matte black finish, it went back into the laser for the manufacturer’s mark before a final protective coat of paint.

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It posed for a few pictures before heading off to meet Sparky, and we’ve posted them on flickr.

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The original Sparky design side-by-side with the plush puppet and its new chip.

Read more from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories here.


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