Linus BjörnlundMartin Lindvall
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Flying Rudolph and Makey Santa

This is an ornament that consists of two characters. One Santa(sssh, we all know) and one reindeer. And some sweet electronics!

IntermediateFull instructions provided572
Flying Rudolph and Makey Santa

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Switch
Added in the bottom of the Santa.
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Acrylic paint
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Voltage regulator
Actually we used this one, i know its wrong but it works and i had this lying around. Just to slow down the movement some. Dont want Makey to fall off!
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LED (generic)
LED (generic)
Red led for the nose. Ours is flashing.
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Servos (Tower Pro MG996R)
We hacked two micro servos (close to the Micro servo SG90) to get a continues rotating shaft.
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Resistor 10k ohm
Resistor 10k ohm
Resistor, Just in the right ballpark for the led.
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3.7 V LiPo Battery
Battery, We added a lipo 3.7V 240 mah in the Santa to power the servos and led.
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Software apps and online services

Sculptris
Made both the Santa model and the reindeer model with Sculptris, awesome free free form sculpting.
meshmixer
Cant live without it!
Mattercontrol
This is how i control my 3D printer (self built Scalar M)
Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360
autodesk fusion 360, for assembly, adding support and holes and such. This is awesome!
Fritzing
Documentation of electronics

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Dremel
multi cutter. To clean up and such.
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
3d printer. I have a Scalar M, my friend Patrik helped as well.
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glues! Oh yeah. How did we make stuff before this? :-)
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron, of course.

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Horns

3d print two of these and glue it to the designated place on the reindeer.

Reindeer_left

This is the left half of the reindeer. 3D print and assemble with the right half. See reindeer_asm.step for assembly in Fusion 360.

Reindeer_right

This is the right half of the reindeer. 3D print and assemble with the left half. See reindeer_asm.step for assembly in Fusion 360.

Reindeer_asm

Assembly file for the Reindeer in Fusion 360.

Santa_asm

Assembly file for Makey Santa in Fusion 360. Tomte is Swedish for Santa!

Santa_makey_left

This is the left half of the makey Santa. 3D print this and assemble with the right side. See the Santa_asm for assembly in Fusion 360.

Santa_makey_right

This is the right half of the makey Santa. 3D print this and assemble with the left side. See the Santa_asm for assembly in Fusion 360.

Skids

This is the skids for the sleigh that Makey Santa rides. Glue under the sleigh, as shown in the Santa_asm.

Schematics

Schematics

This is a rough sketch for the schematics. Made in fritzing. I have never used this program before and dont really know what i am doing. So apologies. You get the idea of how we made this.

Credits

Linus Björnlund

Linus Björnlund

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Martin Lindvall

Martin Lindvall

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Thanks to Patrik Johansson .

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