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Jeff-o created the Thingamaplush for his 2-year old daughter, using the schematic from a Bleep Labs Thingamakit as basis for his sound circuit. Now I’m wishing I had one back in the day. Oh well, never too late for noisy toys -

I tweaked the design a bit to fit my own purposes, ending up with a sort of hybrid between the Thingamakit and the Thingamagoop. The electronics are stuffed into a plush robot I designed myself, and assembled with the help of my mother (how’s that for some geeky mother-son bonding?)

This instructable will detail sewing the robot body, and stuffing it with my custom made board. Of course, you may remix any part of it to suit your own needs. You could design a different body, or install different electronics. Maybe an Atari Punk Console? Or a Robot Voice Modulator? It’s up to you! You could even omit the electronics completely, to create a cute little robot toy.

Relevant schematic, PCB layout, and steps for sewing/wiring the huggable enclosure can be found on the project’s instructable.

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Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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  1. That video was fun in a bleepity-bloopity kinda way! :)

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