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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!
    New animatronic Christmas gift that talks and sings and moves in pan, nod, and tilt. It was puppeteered with the Koci/Addicore receiver/recorder w/ sound board.…

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