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Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

I had this idea for a growling and screaming altoids tin based on the 555 timer running in astable mode several days ago, and just today while reading Hackaday I see that Dino from Dinofab.com and Hackaweek.com just built it!  I was like, “sonofa…” but then saw he did not implement it quite the way I had planned, so off …..

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Cradle Swing Motor Controller Modification (Vid Added)

Cradle Swing Motor Controller Modification (Vid Added)

It’s Baaaaaaccccckk…

This swing has had a rough life.  Last week the controls finally had enough, and burned up completely.  This left me with a swing that doesn’t rock. On it’s way out it left me a parting gift, it shorted out my new motor…Sigh.  So now i have set out to “Make it right” and make my own PWM motor …..

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555 Contest Entry – Brett (FightCube)

555 Contest Entry - Brett (FightCube)

Here’s my 555 Contest Entry!  A Nixie Tube Keychain!

Check out the schematics here:

Check out the video here (QUICK VERSION):

Here’s the super extended video (LONG VERSION):

I originally created the first video to get entered in the contest JUST BEFORE THE DEADLINE.  Had to cut out most of the details to get this cut and uploaded to the 555contest with 6 minutes …..

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555 Contest Entries (Jay – FightCube)

555 Contest Entries (Jay - FightCube)

Schematic

Schematic

Update 2:

The 555 board for the cradle swing is finished and installed.  For video proof check out this link:

A schematic is also posted above.

The headphone tube amp is also finished.  the high voltage for the tubes is generated by a 555 in astable mode driving a fet and a custom hand wound transformer. For video proof check out …..

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