The DIY Motion/Light/Sound Animatronics Starter Kit is a fun, low cost, multi-use animation kit for quick and easy projects. When triggered by the included motion sensor or via the included push-button switch, this mini animatronic system moves servo motors, lights LEDs, and plays back the sounds you record!
Perfect for kids (or adults who act like kids!), this kit can be used to create various fun characters for your desk, front door, or walkway. Perfect to be reused with different designs for every occasion! Create animated holiday characters, wedding or party signs, moving advertisements, school projects or demonstrations, and more!Click here to read the article
1 – Pre-programmed PICAXE 08M2 microcontroller
1 – PICAXE Servo driver kit (soldering required)
1 - Infrared PIR motion sensor module
2 - Mini servo motors
1 - Sound recorder board
1 - 40mm Speaker
2 - LEDs with connection cable
2 - Three wire female connector cables
1 - Detailed assembly instructions
The comprehensive assembly instructions walk you through the creation of the Peek-a-Boo ghost Halloween character to get you started.
Click here for a comprehensive assembly manual
Additional ideas are included in the Template package available for download here.
You can reprogram the PICAXE chip using the PICAXE Servo driver kit. The USB cable can be found at: www.sparkfun.com/products/8312
You can also build your own PICAXE download cable. See the article "Building Your Own PICAXE Download Cable" in the July 2014 issue of Nuts & Volts. Click here for the article downloads and links.
The software can be downloaded for free from: www.picaxe.com/Software/PICAXE/PICAXE-Editor-6