An articulated skeleton that laughs maniacally and ‘dances’ when triggered.Designed by MadLab in United Kingdom
Billy Bones is a seasonal kit in the shape of an articulated skeleton that laughs maniacally and ‘dances’ when triggered. It is sensitive to light and can be left in a darkened room for example whe...Read More…
Billy Bones is a seasonal kit in the shape of an articulated skeleton that laughs maniacally and ‘dances’ when triggered. It is sensitive to light and can be left in a darkened room for example where it will be activated by someone entering the room and turning the light on.
The skeleton is supplied as a single printed circuit board with 'mouse bites' connecting the individual parts. The parts can be snapped out of the frame and then small jump rings used to connect the limbs to the torso.
The movement is produced by an off-centre weight on a DC motor. By adjusting the mass of the eccentric weight with screws and washers the 'jerkiness' of the dance can be tuned. The kit includes an elastic cord to suspend Billy Bones from an appropriate support.
A moving-coil speaker on the front of the torso plays back (at varying speeds) a sample of a laugh stored in the PIC 12F1840 microcontroller.
The LDR sensor reacts to changes in light level and acts as a simple light or motion sensor. A variable resistor sets its sensitivity. When Billy Bones is triggered by, for example, a room light being switched on it flashes its eyes, plays a manic laughing sound, spins the motor and shakes.
A pushbutton allows different modes to be set - short, long, sound only, motion only.
The kit requires a pair of AAA cells (not included).
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