T-1000c, Killer robot chickens from the future

This easter the city has placed two giant chickens made from twigs outside my house as an innocent easter decoration. I however immediately recognized them for what they were; T-1000c:s, killer robot chickens sent back from the future! All I needed to complete the transformation was the telltale red glowing eyes.

I set out to complete the transformation. Since I did not expect to get what ever i built back again, I decided not to use any expensive components. I also wanted the eyes to turn off during the day to save battery.

What I came up with was a simple circuit, where a transistor acts as a switch and switches depending on the resistance of an LDR (Light dependent resistor). This way the eyes turn on at night when it´s dark outside, and off during the day.

Parts

  • 1 x 2n2222 Transistor
  • 1 x LDR that varies between ~6k ohm when exposed to light and ~60k ohm when it’s dark
  • 2 x red LEDs
  • 1 x 20k ohm resistor
  • 2 x 48 ohm resistor
  • Some perfboard and wires
  • 1 x 50 cm (20 in) stick
  • 2 x 1.5V alcaline batteries
  • Duckt tape

I taped together the two batteries with some aluminium foil, and placed them between the poles to make solid contact . I then waterproofed everything with duct tape and installed the whole thing by showing the stick through the head of the chicken.

So happy easter from jenslabs and the T1000c!

Annonser

  1. Ping: T-1000C: This Time The Chickens Will Be Back | Hackaday
  2. Ping: T-1000C: This Time The Chickens Will Be Back - zeax blog (ze-ax.com)
  3. Ping: T-1000C: This Time The Chickens Will Be Back | Hack The Planet
  4. Ping: T-1000C: This Time The Chickens Will Be Back | 0-HACK
  5. Ping: T-1000C: This Time The Chickens Will Be Back | MyWebspace
  6. Ping: T-1000C: This Time The Chickens Will Be Back | Ad Pub

Kommentera

Fyll i dina uppgifter nedan eller klicka på en ikon för att logga in:

WordPress.com Logo

Du kommenterar med ditt WordPress.com-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )

Google+-foto

Du kommenterar med ditt Google+-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )

Twitter-bild

Du kommenterar med ditt Twitter-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )

Facebook-foto

Du kommenterar med ditt Facebook-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )

Ansluter till %s