If you’re familiar with the wonderful world of Arduino boards and robotics, you’re going to love this fairly simple hack from Lance Gundersen (LGProspects).

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

 

With this hack you are able to create remote-controlled eyes using Arduino Uno, two servos, some plexiglass and a sexy set of doll’s eyes.

For this project you will need:

Electronics side:
1 – Arduino board
1 – Breadboard (anysize)
2 – Servo’s I used Futaba S3003

Hardware side:
1 – Set of eyes (ebay, I specifically looked for realistic acrylic doll eyes that had the cornea bump in them).
1 – Set of RC Car half shafts
8 – EZ connectors*
4 – Servo horns (All of mine came with my servos)
Connecting rod (various sizes and thicknesses)
1 – Sheet of Plexiglass/Acryilic Sheet (I used this as my base. Only because I had it on hand.)
1 – 12″ length of Aluminum Angle Bracket

Assorted Extras:
Aluminium Shims fabricated on the spot from bar aluminum
Screws
Cotter pins
Threaded Rod (or a bolt with head cut off)
Nuts
2 Part Epoxy

Tools:
Drill
Hack Saw
Propane Torch
Pliers
File
Dremel

*NOTE: The EZ connector hole sizes are determined by the thickness of your connecting rod. I was lucky enough to have an RC Hobby store down the road so I purchased what was on clearance  If you buy the wrong size you could always attempt to drill a bigger hole in the EZ connector but it may be more of a pain.

[via: arduino.cc]

– Amir Ebrahimnia
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