R/C Hexababy is guaranteed to give you nightmares

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For this week’s hack, [Dino] was working on a mechanical cat toy, but the project fell apart towards the end for some reason or another. With time running out, he had to come up with something on pretty short notice, using whatever he happened to have on hand. Luckily he picks up some seriously weird stuff at the local thrift store and had a disembodied doll’s head kicking around for this last minute project.

Taking a cue from Toy Story’s [Sid Phillips], [Dino’s] doll’s head hexapod is as creepy as it is simple. He had a remote controlled hexapod from RadioShack sitting around, and thought it would be fun to combine it with the doll’s head. He replaced the dolls eyes with a handful of LEDs, which are green as the hexapod retreats, but glow a bright red as it advances towards you. The only way it could be any creepier is if [Dino] added a voice box that plaintively called for “mommy” as the doll crawls around!

It’s a relatively goofy project, but it gave us a good chuckle. The most disturbing highlight of the build is when [Dino] removes the doll’s eyes using a wood drill bit around the 6:00 mark.

If you’re looking to kill a few minutes, be sure to check it out – [Dino’s] work is entertaining as always.

18 thoughts on “R/C Hexababy is guaranteed to give you nightmares

  1. Oh blimey, that reminds me of the crawling head scence from John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982).

    Hmm. That’s given me an idea for a small project. Plenty of time until Halloween as well.

  2. Or the Toy Story hexababy (or was it an octababy?)

    And does he remind anyone else of Hugh Laurie with lighter hair?

      1. Why is it that every time a male hacker submits something we need to comment on their looks?

        /fakeoutrage

        I’d say closer to Richard Branson than House.

        9:20+ is very scary. Rapid, rigid movements to stopping and staring, simple but effective.

        You’ve combined my fear of spiders with my fear of small children.

  3. Oh man that is NASTY!!! :-) Enough to scare the hell out of kids, Halloween or otherwise.
    Imagine THIS thing leaping out of someone’s birthday present as they walk up to it and running round the room squealing like a banshee.

    Don’t forget to add a voice activated camera to record the expression of utter horror for posterity.

    (I am not responsible for loss of bodily function control or palpitations etc if someone tries this stunt on a person who is of a delicate disposition!)

      1. Oh God, lol! I totally agree.
        In fact, I think I should do that for my sisters birthday, she loves creepy stuff like this!

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