Create A Twisted Dreamscape Of Screaming Skulls With These DIY Animatronics

Are you the kind of person who would love to have an animatronic Gary Coleman on your shelf, his pudgy face cursing like a sailor at your guests while you roller skate around your basement wearing a skin-tight rubber suit and sing reggae-infused Coldplay covers? If you said “Absolutely!” then read on.

This DIY shows you how to make googley eyes that move, a real, working mouth, and eyebrows. A microcontroller handles the servo controls and ensures that your creation reacts more like a robot and less like something out of the Hall of Presidents.

You can see the plans on Pyrolectro so you, too, can make a strangely staring POTUS out of motors, cardboard, and wire. The full tutorial includes sections on all of the pertinent parts. Here are two examples of working faces below.