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March 1, 2011

Walking Santa Hack

at 6:33 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Funny Hacks, Toy Hacks


Hack A Day had a cool contest where the goal was to build a Walking Santa. You can see the entries and winners here. There were lots of cool hacks but I like this one by Adam Outler the best. An Arduino controls the new Santa robot and some transistors are used to power the existing Santa motors. The new and improved Santa looks a bit mad but he has the guns to back up the look. You can log into the Santa using a computer terminal and get the commands available by typing help. 🙂 Issuing a command makes Santa come to life!



 

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2 Responses to “Walking Santa Hack”

  1. Duncan Margetts Says:

    “some transistors are used to power… ”

    Errr.. since when were transistors a power source???

    Duncan

  2. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hey Duncan,

    Just a figure of speech. Just like saying I am powering the lamp from the plug in the living-room.

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