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Unicron Sound/Light Details and Kit Options

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A number of people contacted me expressing interest in a kit of the sound/speech mod I did for my Haslab Unicron. I'm open to the idea but I wanted to first explain the details of how the mod is installed.  I posted a video to make it clear:   I think the most important thing to understand is that installation of the electronics requires you install the upgrade kit to split robot/planet modes.  It's not super hard but I know a lot of people are sensitive about mods to their purchases. That being said if there is still interest, I...

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Haslab Unicron Light and Sound Installation Complete

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Haslab Unicron Light and Sound Installation Complete

Got the sound and light installation for my Haslab Unicron complete.  You can read the first blog post here. The final install keeps most of the electronics inside Unicron with only the power bank and a USB cable exposed in the rear.  The final setup has a seven segment WS2812B led strip, Circuit Playground Bluefruit (CPB), DFPlayer Mini, a 3" speaker and a compact power bank for the power.  The code relies on the existing Adafruit Bluetooth Lowe Engergy (BLE) libraries for Bluetooth control. This lets me control the sounds and lights from my iPhone or an Apple Watch.  I'm...

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The Chaos Bringer Unicron Speaks

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The Chaos Bringer Unicron Speaks

"A ginormous weird lookin' planet just showed up in the suburbs of Cybertron." I got my Haslab Unicron and it is awesome!!! But it doesn't speak.  I really love Orson Wells voice as Unicron, even if he didn't.  So, I'm going to make my Unicron speak.   Below is a test run of a setup I'm working on.  I'm planning to separate the planet ball from Unicron and inside mount the electronics.  The goal is to use addressable WS2812B LED to light Unicron's maw.  I will also have a DFPlayer MP3 player connected to a Adafruit Circuit Playground Bluefruit to play...

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Hasbro 36" Millennium Falcon Conversion

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Hasbro 36" Millennium Falcon Conversion

A few years ago my wife got me an awesome gift of a Hasbro 36" Millennium Falcon.  Its a model of the ship that out of the box has nice lines but can be so much more with some work.  I've seen versions of it that look as good as the De Agostoni Millennium Falcon when fully pimped out.  So, I finally busted it out of storage and got to work. A main objective was to have LED engine lights and sounds  that I could control from a mobile phone.  I'll get to that later but I did it with...

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Klipsch 75th Anniversary Lighted Signs

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Klipsch 75th Anniversary Lighted Signs

I recently completed a contract with Klipsch to produce lighted signs in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. Check them out: .   CCHobbyFun creates custom lighted signs. Reach out if you are interested in having something made for you, your company or event.

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