Craft & Design Technology
How-To: Soft drawdio puppet

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Over at CRAFT, Angela Sheehan has an awesome soft circuit project for Geek Crafts month, this tentacled Drawdio puppet:

This octopus jellyfish-inspired puppet lets you make different squeaky sounds using an embedded Drawdio. Hold the puppet by putting one hand in the loop on its belly. Use the other hand to touch conductive spots on its legs, which complete the Drawdio’s circuit to make sounds. Using the technique shown in the Make:Online project Unruly, 100K resistors in the legs create a change in pitch between each conductive circle. I experimented with different resistor values at the end to change the sound of each leg as a whole and included some that I thought sounded cool. Feel free to change up the resistor values and make your own unique soundscape.

In the Maker Shed:

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Drawdio Kit

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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