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Zappette the Robot Clock #MakeRobotFriend

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This amazing wood robot was sent in by Kevin, Thanks for sharing! While it is (she is?) primarily an alarm clock, Zappette is loaded with features and lights and switches.

Via the blog Suburbialost:

This is Zappette The Robot Clock! Years ago I made Zappo The Robot Clock for my son. Now I needed to make one for my daughter. Zappette is an Arduino microcontroller based, fully functioning alarm clock and MP3 player with many features:

  • MP3 volume activated LED “ears” using LED bar graphs
  • Animated LED matrix eyes and mouth
  • Motion Sensor (PIR) “nose” affects eye animation
  • Ultrasonic Distance Sensor affects eye animation
  • Photoresistor for controlling LED brightness based on ambient light
  • Case LED lights to illuminate the internal boards
  • Current Time with ambient light brightness control. Blinks “:” for seconds and displays PM as a dot
  • Red LED “Safety” switch to activate alarm
  • Two snooze buttons ( when alarm is not active it plays the alarm sound file and displays the alarm time )
  • 4 binary switches for picking alarm file. Displayed on 2-digit 7-segment display
  • Clock/Alarm time set buttons. “time” must be held down while pressing “hour” or “minute”
  • “Sleeps” from 7pm to 7am like we hope Veronica will! Turns off everything but the clock/alarm
  • EL Wire antennas for night light
  • Knife switch on base to turn on/off EL Wire and force sleep for eyes/mouth
  • LED bar graph for MP3 volume
  • Play, Stop, Previous and Next buttons for MP3 player. Plays random only
  • Two speakers for MP3 playback
  • Temperature gauge with sensor in the body to show internal temperature
  • 24 inches tall, Cherry wood body with positionable arms

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