HOW TO – Add MIDI control to animated skull

HOW TO – Add MIDI control to animated skull


Midiskull Schem

Scott shares the steps he took to create a very awesome singing skull for Halloween enjoyment –

Gemmy skulls are great for hacking. Their jaws move, their eyes light up (and even move on some models), and best of all they’re cheap.

Right out of the box they’re not so impressive though. You trip the motion sensor and garbled noise comes out of the tiny speaker for a few seconds.
The best thing to do with these skulls is to rip their brains out and add MIDI control so you can sync them with your own soundtrack. This tutorial will show you how to do just that.

I’m guessing this one wouldn’t be boxed up with the seasonal decorations – looks like year-round fun! – Gemmy Skull MIDI Hack

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