Giant Lego minifig operation game powered by Arduino #ArduinoMonday
Thanks to Targ’s Workshop for sharing this excellent project with us! He writes:
I thought ya’ll might be interested in a project I just completed. A few years back I build some large (about 3feet tall) Lego minifigs as Halloween decor. Every year I have added to them. This year, I converted them into an operation game for the tricker treaters. When activated they have a short conversation and move via servos.
To create them I used all the basic construction methods of average woodworking, as well as 3D printed parts on my Lulbot Taz 5 and my X-Carve cnc machine. The audio and switching is controlled by an Arduino Uno and Music Maker Shield, and the servos are controlled by a separate Arduino Uno.
Adafruit “Music Maker” MP3 Shield for Arduino w/3W Stereo Amp – v1.0: Bend all audio files to your will with the Adafruit Music Maker shield for Arduino! This powerful shield features the VS1053, an encoding/decoding (codec) chip that can decode a wide variety of audio formats such as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, MIDI, FLAC, WAV (PCM and ADPCM). It can also be used to record audio in both PCM (WAV) and compressed Ogg Vorbis. You can do all sorts of stuff with the audio as well such as adjusting bass, treble, and volume digitally. Read more.
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