June 9, 2014 AT 4:00 pm

Handles replica from Dr. Who made with Arduino! #arduino #Dr.Who

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John F. sent in his very cool Dr. Who project that debuted at Phoenix comicon last weekend. Great build John!

Hi, I just completed a replica of Handles from Doctor Who. I used an Arduino Uno, Wave shield, Proto-Screw shield, triple axis accelerometer, and class D stereo amplifier. All of which came from Adafruit.com. There’s a you tube video of Handles in operation at http://youtu.be/4csFD8Vasz8

Handles will be making his appearance in public at this weekend’s Phoenix Comicon. While Handles is not technically a wearable for Wearable Wednesdays, he will likely be hanging off my shoulder from a strap for many hours at Comicon. Enjoy!

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