Daaaaaw: Guy Builds His Own Functioning Pixar Lamp
This is a video demonstration of Lamp (aka Pinokio), an interactive desk lamp fitted with six servos, a webcam and some custom Arduino software that resembles the Pixar lamp. He'll look around for you, follow your face, beg for attention, pay attention so sounds, and even turn himself back on if you try to flip his switch. The only thing he doesn't do is hop around. "I want one." Ha, I knew you were going to say that. In fact I was so confident you were going to say that I wrote those exact words on a card and sealed it in this envelope. Open it if you don't believe me. "It says, 'I'm sorry I called your cat ugly.'" Okaaaaay, wrong envelope -- try this one. "Sorry I pooped on your couch." Dammit, well it's one of these.
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to Richard, who claims he built a real life replica of the old man from Up. Richard? It's obvious that's a real old man -- let him go home.