Guy Winterbotham
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Portable Chaos Monkey

Software Build Monitor that went creepy

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

Charlie the Chimp Toy
Sort of obvious.
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Sparkfun BOB-11400 Electric Imp Breakout
Carrier board for Electric Imp
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Sparkfun WRL-11395 Electric Imp
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Sparkfun PRT-10217 LiPo Charger Basic - Micro-USB
LiPo Charger that also had the 5V USB connector and was mighty small
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Sparkfun DEV-09904 MinM - Miniature BlinkM
I2C RGB controller
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Sparkfun COM-10213 N-Channel MOSFET 60V 30A
Used to controll the motor driving the clapping arms
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Sparkfun PRT-00341 Polymer Lithium Ion Battery - 850mAh
LiPo that in hindsight I should probably upgrade to get the life I need
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Sparkfun COM-09151 Speaker - 0.5W (8 ohm)
Tried all sorts of tiny speakers but in the end used this one to get hearable sounds from the 3.3V PWM
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Red, Black, Yellow, White Unicore hookup wire
Used the Yellow and White as lines color coded for various data and clocks. Unicore is easy to work with if inflexible
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Adafruit i2c / SPI character LCD backpack PID: 292
Gave I/O Expansion without the PWM for motors and eyes
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3300 Ohm Resistors
Used to bias the Data and Clock lines on the I2C lines
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1uF Electrolytic Capacitor
Used to unsuccesfully smooth the nise from the motor
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Micro USB cable for Power
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Bags of small glass balls
From the local craft shop, used to diffuse the light from the monkey's Blink M shining out of its rear end
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Final Touch Brain Freeze Skull Ice Bucket, Glass
Filled with glass balls it acts as a seat for the monkey
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Large Fake Acrylic Diamond
From the craft store. Has the effect braching the Blink M light out into the glass balls
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2.5g Mini Plastic Gear Steering Servo (3.0~7.0V)
Operates the mouth
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WTV020-SD Micro SD Card Voice Module
Used to playback sounds
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4GB Micro SD Card
Stores the wierdly formated sounds of the Voice Module
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IN1004 Power Diode
Flyback diode to prtect the MOSFET when the motor is swtiched off
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Code

Github

https://github.com/guywinterbotham/ChaosMonkey

Credits

Guy Winterbotham

Guy Winterbotham

2 projects • 2 followers
I build stuff for fun and play. Mostly modding toys and household items.

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