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March 5, 2011

Teddy Ruxpin Robot

at 9:12 pm. Filed under Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks

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Taking things apart and making them better always gives me a great feeling. Have a look at this Teddy Ruxpin Robot that DJ Sures put together. Reminds me of the Furby hacks we saw years ago. You can see that the Teddy Ruxpin has the typical inexpensive mechanical bits that make all of these toys come to life. With the skin pulled off this thing looks a bit freaky.

I had to modify the head in this robot to move its mouth, open its eyes, move its head. The standard mechanism was very primitive and consisted of only one motor. So designing a mechanism by reusing the parts was a challenge. Animating the arms was interesting also. His fur is too tight to allow the arms to move forward, so I chose an up and down motion. They are also controlled by servos.