Skelly the Skeleton Robot

The Robot has Two Arduino Mega controller boards with Cytron PS2 Shield, wireless PS2 controller and a MP3 Shield

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The main structure of the robot is a 5' tall plastic skeleton cut down to 4' tall. The robot has 9 servos. 6 servos operate the left and right shoulders elbows and wrist. One servo runs his mouth, one turns his head and one moves his right ankle . There are RGB led lights in his eye sockets and small dc motor with a counter weight which makes the robot shake. I used Visuino Software to program the robot

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Skelly Getting Ready For The Christmas Season.

Christmas Secondary Board.owarduino

Skelly's Secondary Mega Board layout done with Visuino programing system.

owarduino - 13.01 kB - 11/27/2017 at 18:46


Christmas Primary Board.owarduino

Skelly's Primary Mega Board layout done with Visuino programing system

owarduino - 46.67 kB - 11/27/2017 at 18:43


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Michael Allen wrote 11/15/2023 at 17:54 point

just saw this searching for how to automate my home depot skeleton.  Great job.   I'm curious on the shoulder joint.  Is that a custom piece that the connector rod us attached to?  Also how is it that moving that piece moves the shoulder?  Are some of the parts glue together? Starting from inside the body, I see a nut, a locking washer, connector rod assembly with a spring for added tension, two more nuts, and finally the bearing.  Trying to figure out out these are connected and move the actual arm?

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BoneConstructor wrote 04/24/2018 at 15:02 point

Thank you  I hope to get back to Boney the Skeleton Dog. Check him out.

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BoneConstructor wrote 11/27/2017 at 20:00 point

Kurt Thanks for following my projects I posted a pic of Skelly's ride check it out

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Kurt Roesener wrote 11/17/2017 at 01:15 point

It's awesome seeing this project come together, soon he'll be walking around scaring the dog or cat in the house.

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deʃhipu wrote 09/21/2017 at 10:33 point

I really appreciate the solid mechanical design you are doing there — all servos using push rods and separate bearings and everything. I've been guilty of abusing servos as hinges myself so many times, it's nice to see it done properly.

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