11 thoughts on “IM Serial puppet

  1. I would make it even more simple: There is no need for 6 & 5 volts, I would use only 5 also for servo, there is also no need for MAX232, I would you only some resistors and I also wouldn’t use the optodecoupler, finally I would not use the 4Mhz crystal, just the internal RC,that has enough precision. I like things as simple as it can get;) Good project though :)

  2. I could see a device like this selling. Have them daisy-chained using USB so you could have lots of them. Then the manufacturer could make hundreds of small plugins for it… Have one that falls down when the weather is bad, one that slowly (day by day) stands taller as the weekend approaches. One that starts to fall as system resources are low. One that stands tall when Web traffic peaks.

    I could think of hundreds of things and I think if they were mass produced to be cheap and simple so that any computer user could use it there would be a pile of money to be made there!

  3. Well the site has been hack-a-day’d into digital oblivion, but I remember those puppet toys, probably have a couple stashed somewhere. Why bother with practical applications for these? And why build just one? I want to see 100 of these things lined up and programmed to dance!

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