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Gadget Freak Case #254: Motion Controlled Blinking Eyes

Don Lutz
5/13/2014  
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Cadman-LT
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Video
Cadman-LT   5/13/2014 3:22:11 PM
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I wasn't able to watch them in motion. Is it just me? I really wanted to see them in action.

Daniyal_Ali
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Eyes Rotation
Daniyal_Ali   5/14/2014 1:44:53 AM
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You should have added the eyes rotation feature even if it was not requested, as it would add more details and beauty to your product. It would not take much time as you already stated, but would increase the value of your product significantly. More over the video was too short to comprehend. However the blinking feature looks nice.

networksguy
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Spooky eyes
networksguy   5/14/2014 11:01:26 AM
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I've seen several examples of eyes iike this where the pupils are following you as you move around in front of them -- it is genuinely spooky!  Even spookier when you try to trick it by having two people in front of it and one eye follows each one!

Engineering open houses at universities are fun places to visit!

shahalam
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Apprecaited
shahalam   5/14/2014 1:50:30 PM
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The technology is changing day by day. I think once we can do everything with the help of technology. I find some valuable information from this article.

armorris
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Motion sensor?
armorris   5/14/2014 3:19:52 PM
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What motion sensor are you using? I don't see it specified in the BOM or the text. Otherwise, the project looks pretty well documented. As someone else said, it would be a lot cooler to have the eyes move as well.

djsfantasi
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Re: Motion sensor?
djsfantasi   5/15/2014 1:32:48 PM
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Sorry I missed that.  The motion sensor is a Parallax PIR Motioon Sensor. It can be found at this link http://www.robotshop.com/en/parallax-pir-motion-sensor.html  

I have another project that does have it's eyes move, on YouTube. This particular project did not ask for the eyes to move and I didn't have the budget to add the feature (it was done on commission for an LA artist).

djsfantasi
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Re: Video
djsfantasi   5/15/2014 1:35:18 PM
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Doesn't the picture at the bottom of the home page have a "play" button in the lower left corner. It plays fine for me.

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Re: Video
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2014 3:30:15 AM
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Nice project Don, you should upload a video of the animatronic rock once it's done!

djsfantasi
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Re: Video
djsfantasi   5/17/2014 9:55:43 AM
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Thank you. The artist has promised me pictures and a video when he's done.

bobjengr
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MOTION CONTROLLED BLINKING EYES
bobjengr   5/17/2014 5:28:33 PM
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Don, I write create work instructions as part of the services my company provides.  Yours for this project are outstanding.  Great job in formatting.  The projects seems to be one a univeristy student would certainly enjoy.  Excellent "Freak" example.  

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