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.
you can find:
a video here: … https://youtu.be/BqjBtizkyo8
a build log here … http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=195101&page=5 (page 5 is this years build, but the thread contains images from the very beginning of the project,
a photo gallery here … https://www.flickr.com/photos/123867292@N04/albums
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