Mike Rigsby

I am an author and electrical engineer.

Location

Gainesville, FL, USA

5 Projects

Instructable Ghost Zoetrope

The Instructable Robot, dressed as a ghost, almost loses his head for Halloween!In real life, you don't see the black bars (they are the result of filming a strobe light). This is the same mechanism as "https://www.electromaker.io/project/view/zoetrope", using a different animation.

Zoetrope

This is a 3d zoetrope with a ghost/pumpkin animation.

Face Controlled Santa's Shop Window Display

Standing on the sidewalk, your smile or facial position control elements of a "behind the glass" animated window display.

Candy Tosser

This "talking, watching, listening" candy dispenser is triggered by the code word, "Alexa." When "Alexa" is heard, the Adafruit sound board requests, "If you want candy, smile NOW!" The Google AIY vision kit watches for a smile and flings candy toward the smiling target.

Mike's Robot Dog

Boston Dynamics' robot dog, Spot Mini is unavailable at any price. A Chinese copy is $30,000. Cut 99% of the cost and build one at home.