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Have you ever wished you could be in two places at once?
Is the thought of getting up for that early morning TV Interview really cramping your nightlife?
Never Fear! The Talking head is Here!
Just pipe an audio signal through and watch as the Talking Head comes to life and lip sinks your prerecorded interview.
Guaranteed to be totally effective on TV audiences everywhere.
A Collaboration between Michael Curry and Jestin Stoffel of the Cowtown Computer Congress
The Glasses are a scaled down version of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5544
1) Print all parts
2) Add an 8mm rod through the pivot point in the mouth. The rod should extend about 5mm beyond each side of the part.
3) Assemble the left and right halves of the head, Use short segments of 3mm filament pressed into the provided holes to assemble. Some drilling may be required to restore the holes to their appropriate size.
4) Set the mouth in the hole on the left side of the head
5) Glue a servo to the interior of the left side of the head, any servo will work, but smaller will give you more space to work with.
6) Run a piece of ridged wire between the servo horn and the lever arm on the back of the mouth so that when the servo moves, the mouth opens and closes.
7) Program the Arduino and attach it and its battery to the inside of the head. Make the electrical connections as described in the software.
8) Thread the audio input cable through the hole in the back of the head.
9) Press the Right and Left halfs together, making sure the mouth can move freely
10) Use a headphone splitter to hook the head and a set of self powered speakers up to an audio source.
11) Find/Make a Bre Pettis sound board and use it to make the head talk.
Bre Pettis Talking Head by Skimbal is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure Skimbal would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!