February 19, 2013 AT 2:00 pm

Tickle-Me-Elmo in Carbonite

A very (sick) special treat from the talented jeweler and designer Todd Blatt:

I was at my hackerspace one evening and we got to talking about crazy ideas, like normal. We have a full size Han Solo in Carbonite at the space, and someone mentioned that it’d be funny to encase old toys in a smaller carbonite box. So I did. I used the ShopBot CNC router at the MIT FablLab at CCBC in Catonsville, MD to cut the box, an arduino to copy code to an attiny85 to run the randomization script for the LED lights, and my MakerBot to 3d print the side panels I’d previously designed for a different project. The side panels are posted here on Thingiverse and I just drilled out holes for the lights.

Check out the video… He still giggles, wiggles, and tickles!

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