Dancing Wall-E and Rhythmic Synth

Whether you loved, hated, or didn’t see Wall-E, it’s hard not to fall in love with the iDance Wall-E toy. Connect him to an audio source and Wall-E will dance around like an epileptic Billy Bass.

[Gian Pablo Villamil] at NYC Resistor wondered whether it would work with his custom made Rhythmic Synth, and to his and our delight, it does! The Rhythmic Synth is an older project of his; it is a simple rhythm generator with 4 pitch knobs, 4 modulation knobs, and 4 phase switches. The case was taken from an old external Iomega CD-ROM drive.

Getting the Wall-E to dance isn’t much of a feat, but something about the dancing combined with a synth with embedded lights just screams robot dance party, and that can never be wrong. We’d love to see the Wall-E dancing to a cleaner, more complete synth: maybe this one. Check out Wall-E busting a move after the break.


  1. Crash says:

    A robot that convulses to noise, what an achievement…

  2. 36chambers says:

    minus 1 point for Juan

    -this doesnt deserve to be on Hday. There is nothing remotely hacked about this. This is what wall-e is supposed to do.

    Cmon guys- you are way better than this!!!!

  3. tjhow says:

    boring (and annoying).

    stop repeating this bull

  4. edd says:

    I don’t care what they say, Wall-E is clearly a rip of Johnny-5 of Short Circuit fame…

  5. wall-f says:


  6. Really?! says:

    I think he meant
    “it’s hard not to FAIL in love with the iDance Wall-E toy.”

  7. miked says:

    while there are pictures of the rythmic sync build, there are no details. weak.

  8. tom says:

    I recognize that CD-ROM drive… the iQue or something like that. It was awful.

  9. patrick says:

    Wall-E totally looks like the robot from “Short Circuit”… minus the cheesy 80’s style of course

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