Sticky sweet animatronic Peep show

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With Easter quickly approaching, [Kyle] decided to finally build a project that is as tasty as it is wrong.

Behold, the Animatronic “Peep” show! Using nearly a dozen marshmallow Peeps, he constructed a stage for his “performers” and a seating area for their “clients”. The structure was built mostly from balsa wood and foamboard, featuring a retractable curtain, stage lighting, and music.

Once triggered, the embedded Arduino gets to work animating the stage lights and blaring “Cherry Pie” while the sugar-coated onlookers await their entertainment. The curtain is drawn back and a trio of winged dancers emerge one by one, ready to entertain the crowd.  The onlookers even offer up dollar bills to the dancers via a servo-mounted arm.

The project uses a total of 10 servos driven by the Arduino, along with an audio decoder chip to provide the proper ambiance for the marshmallow debauchery. [Kyle] says that he put together about 650 lines of code to get the whole thing running, but there doesn’t seem to be any way to download it at the moment – hopefully we’ll see something posted soon.

It might not be high-brow, but it sure beats blowing up old, stale Peeps in the microwave!

Stick around for a trio of videos demonstrating the Peep show as well as revealing some of the stage’s inner workings.

Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Yay, Sony Music Entertainment is restricting embeds. So, YouTube only.

  2. Aaron says:

    Oh, for God’s sake.

  3. axllaruse says:

    lol so funny

  4. Branno says:

    Seems like a lot of effort to put if for…um… this… I mean, what do you do with it now?

    Pretty funny though, and looks like he did a good job.

  5. Devin says:

    I think this is one of the best hacks i’ve seen yet! you apparently had too much time on your hands tho.
    Good job

  6. CutThroughStuffGuy says:

    Absolutely nothing wrong with a good old fashioned peep show. The performers get paid, the clients receive entertainment. Everybody wins.

  7. macegr says:

    “[Kyle] says that he put together about 650 lines of code to get the whole thing running, but there doesn’t seem to be any way to download it at the moment – hopefully we’ll see something posted soon.”

    Because the world needs more than one of these things.

  8. Rhyno says:

    Yup, pure awesome. Thumbs up!

  9. RooTer says:

    SME hates Poland, so no video for me.

  10. Elias says:

    Eat shit Sony!

    Once again…

  11. echodelta says:

    Too bad, I won’t click thru. Sony can drink and eat out of the toilet. Support live and local music.
    Dirty birds. OK but I like eggsplosions!
    Beware of the egg laying rabbit.

  12. stupid939 says:

    @Branno
    Maybe he will sell it on HAD classifieds. A guy can hope…

    It is a pretty funny idea though. Very creative and nicely choreographed.

  13. KRingg says:

    Stupid Sony Music… here’s an alternate link:

    http://www.facebook.com/v/604167790771

  14. Chris says:

    Love it!

    And it takes true artistic genius to wordlessly represent a marshmallow peep as bisexual/bicurious.

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