Reanimating a robotic pet as a FrankenDog


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.

6 thoughts on “Reanimating a robotic pet as a FrankenDog

  1. chris says:

    Favorite pet turned into a favorite robot pet postmortem.

  2. Morten Skogly says:

    Yes, the poor dog started to smoke something terrible all of a sudden, so I’m afraid that it won’t be possible to do anything more advanced like reprogramming it (I think). I haven’t really had time to take it completely apart, just thought it would be fun to see what could be done the fast and dirty way. It is sort of a dinosaur show on the cheap :)

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).