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    Monkey Makeover

    My organ is finished but I have no monkey! I searched online for the perfect mechanical monkey and came across a toy that was made in the 50's and 60's. The toy was rusted and broken. I replaced a broken motor and sewed a new pair of pants. The monkey interacts with the organ because of an Arduino microcontroller. I also used the guts of an old voice changer toy. The mic from the toy is now used as a sensor to detect a certain level of sound, which
    activates the monkey to turn on. Everything is nicely fitted into a small canvas backpack I made. I am excited to test this guy out!!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJUbv..._order&list=UL
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    Hey Mario I watched that on you tube earlier today but it would not allow me to leave any comments. Anyway. VERY NICE!. That is a nice addition to the organ. The kids are going to love it.
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    Awesome man! That is great!!! Classic!!! Nice work!

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    Hey, Jay!!!

    Look - A Larry Replacement!!!
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    another graduate from the jays school of musical instruments... what a crowd he draws atah boy mario and joy for starting this whole experiment..
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    Thats Fantastic Mario!

    You can certaily do a lot of things with those arduinos!
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    awesome job Mario
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    very cool.

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    I LIKE IT
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    Thanks everyone!! you guys are all awesome Thanks Tom - I think I changed the settings. Youtube is still kinda new to me. Thanks Rich , Jim- I wanna hear more about this Larry guy, maybe we're related!llol. thanks Larry - Jay started this musical mayhem! Brent-I used to be obsessed with Arduino's, there is soooo many possibility's with these things. Thanks Bob thanks Ken Jay - see what you started!!!!! lol

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