In a desire to make his own robot-style ornament, Instructables user 'aandre' has created what looks like cross between a railway station intercom and "Metal Mickey". Made from sheet aluminium, his "RoboDolly" contains a custom Arduino-compatible controller, a hand-made LED matrix, illuminated "eyes" and some miscellaneous controls and such. The result is a solid Avant-garde decoration that can be programmed with various types of interactivity - for example:
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