Daaaaaw: Guy Builds His Own Functioning Pixar Lamp

November 30, 2012


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.

  • McfeelySmackup

    Funny how it looks EXACTLY like low quality stop motion animation, and nothing at all like a servo motor controlled...well, anything.

  • Sigmund Smudge

    This is stop motion animation. I don't believe this crap for a second.

  • Guest

    So how do you turn off that thing?

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Not to be racist, but Luxo is white...

  • JimmyThr

    Oh great, Cops are gonna love this thing.

  • Katrin-Nicole Bechhofer

    Oh great, a lamp that does not light up. If it could give a reading light, too, it would be cool. But this way it is just a robot that LOOKS like a lamp. In my book a lamp needs to give light!

  • colin twigg

    Lighten up (see what I did there) , it's still pretty cool :)

  • Guest

    That's cute, it immediately reminds me of a monkeh or parrot since they're silly animals with similar mannerisms. X3

  • Kevin

    Pretty cool, but it doesn't hop.

  • But can it play with a ball?

  • lordpikachu

    its like a pixar lamp with seizures

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