“The first successful attempt to program a song in my two-year long animatronics project, nicknamed “Fancybot”. Still very much a work in progress, but it’s finally getting there. Apologies for the creepiness.”
This project is a hack of Wowee’s Elvis Alive and Chimpanzee Alive’s products. Both have been gutted and are now controlled with an Arduino Mega 2560, written in C along with a desktop USB interface with custom Python software. A MIDI sequencer was used to program the movements in sync to the music. The Python code generates the MIDI signals and parses the .mid file into animation data.