Jens has skillfully crafted a captivating and eerie robotic head that exudes an intimidating persona. Drawing inspiration from The Doorman, an unsettling animatronic art piece, Jens embarked on creating his own unsettling masterpiece. The robot head features a 3D-printed mask with strategically cut LED display openings for its eyes and mouth, reminiscent of something out of Stranger Things or Luke Million. Powered by a Raspberry Pi Pico, the LED displays generate an array of expressions, from sinister to cheerful, with face tracking enabled by a camera, creating an illusion that the malevolent eyes track the observer’s movement. The transformation between modes, humorously labeled as “Fren” and “Not Fren,” adds a touch of whimsy to the build.
Jens effectively breaks down the construction process in a clear and engaging manner, and his concluding acting performance in the video adds a delightful touch. With Halloween approaching, the timing couldn’t be better to consider replicating this unnerving creation. Imagine assembling a collection of these robotic heads and playfully concealing them in a roommate’s bedroom for an entertainingly spooky surprise. Or if you want something like a costume to wear why not see our article on a Stray Cosplay!
What you’ll need for your Halloween project:
- MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module 4-in-1 Red Display
- MAX7219 Dot Matrix MCU LED Display Control Module Kit
- Raspberry Pi4 Model B 8GB 2 layer acrylic case Essentials Kit Boxed
- 3D Printers
- 3D Printer Filament
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