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Your Android Figurine Isn’t As Cool As This [Video]


You’ve probably been the proud recipient of one of those cool Android figurines from Dead Zebra, whether it be a gift from a friend, a loved one, or from yourself. Unfortunately, your Android figurine doesn’t do anything but stand there looking cool. (Don’t get me wrong, though: that’s cool enough.)

One do-it-yourselfer took it upon himself to turn his into an actual robot, though. With a little magic, a lot of wires, some LED lights, a motor, and a microphone, this crafty engineer brought his Android toy to life. (It can even knows Morse code!) Sure it may be a bit old, but it’s new to us. Look above for the video and look below for the list of parts he used. Further instructions are found here if you want to dive in. [via Gizmodo]

1 x Android Figure from DYZPLASTIC
1 x ATtiny44A from Mouser or Digikey
1 x 14 pin DIL socket
1 x Micro Servo SG90 (plastic) or MG90S (metal)
1 x Microphone e.g. CMC-5042PF-AC from Digikey
1 x Piezo (passive, not the buzzer kind)
2 x blue 5mm flat top wide angle LED from ebay
1 x red super bright 5mm LED
1 x green super bright 5mm LED
1 x yellow super bright 5mm LED
1 x NPN Transistor e.g. 2N3904
3 x 100nF ceramic capacitor
2 x 100K resistor
2 x 10K resistor
2 x 2K2 resistor (or other values depending on your blue LEDs)
3 x 150 resistor
1 x +5V power supply (e.g. USB charger)

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Holly Cow… I NEED ONE!

  2. Saw this video ages ago, but still hilarious.

  3. That is awesome… I want one …

  4. Brilliant!!!

    I bet someone starts making them to sell, and they’ll make a fortune!

  5. cool … I want it :)

  6. That looks great! Gives a new meaning to the phrase, Droid does!

  7. Anyone know morse code? Is there a hidden message?

  8. Would have been cooler to use a little voice recorder/playback module and have him say a few phrases! Still cool but really, how many people can decode morse code on the fly!

  9. Great! it like robot in star war :p

  10. @Nisme – I don’t know Morse Code, and it’s going really fast for me to keep track of the beeps accurately, but I’m pretty sure it says: “Google Android Rocks K”

    I think ‘K’ is supposed to be a STOP.

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