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    In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I thought I would design fabricate and build a talking animated Christmas present. I'll use it to entertain my grand daughters. I used the Koci/Addicore controller with the Receiver/Recorder with sound module to operate the pan , nod, tilt, and jaw movements.

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    The gift is fabricated out of regular Dollar Store foam board and hot glue. I Incorporated a 9g Servo stack to perform the pan, nod, and tilt motions (see stack photo).

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    The jaw or mouth movement utilizes a pocket sleeve technique where the mouth area is cut out of the wrapping psper and another section of paper is slipped underneath. Using popsicle sticks as a guide, a micro Nano Servo is used to slide the jaw paper up and down emulating mouth movements.

    The stand is just PVC pipe that can be lengthened or shortened as a fitting was used up underneath the present that's removable.

    Here's a video of the new Christmas gift in action... Talking to my granddaughters...ready for the holidays!

    Last edited by Lightman; 11-15-2021, 05:10 AM.