Have a broken robotic toy that you want to bring back from the dead? Why not follow the lead of Morten Skogly, and re-animate it with a toy synthesizer? The FrankenDog looks like a good way to get some use out of an old toy, at least until you get around to pulling the motors out of it. I like the control ‘switches’ built by sticking conductive tape at the edge of the plastic piano keys.
Reanimating a robotic pet as a FrankenDog