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Still working on the final board design but here's a few teaser pics of the first design. The new one will be the same size and very similar. First pic is the new board installed inside the pelvis. Second pic shows the existing board with two wiring harnesses switched over to the new board. There's two connectors that get unplugged from the existing board and plugged into the new board, then a pigtail harness from the new board gets plugged into the existing board. Pic #3 shows the pelvis back together with the existing board ready to secure back in place. You can also see on the left that a new volume control is installed (the existing volume control is no longer used). Passive circuit component Circuit component Hardware programmer Microcontroller Electrical wiring

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What are all the features of this added board? I believe you talked about changing the voice?
It has a built in mp3/wav player (MicroSD card) that allows you to use whatever audio files you want and auto syncs the jaw. It also allows all the original movements to function. The original PIR sensor and the Try Me connection will also still function.
 

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I picked up two Grims from Spirit Halloween this past Saturday.
I am interested in this board and how to make it work?
Is it a simple plug and play?
Yes it is plug and play. You just need to be able to put your audio files on a MicroSD card. The final version of this board is not available yet but it will be soon.
 

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Just wanted to mention that I disconnected the LED's for the eyes, I hate light up eyes. That being said, here's a quick run down on how this works. The original PIR or the Try Me connection (step pad or any normally open switch or relay) will trigger a movement sequence which triggers the new board to play the next file on the MicroSD card. The original sequences are all about 24 seconds. So once triggered, the audio file on the SD card will play until done, no matter how long it is, BUT, the 3-axis movements as well as the arm and torso, will only move for about 24 seconds unless another trigger is executed. So the ideal length for your audio files is 24 to 30 seconds. If your audio file is longer than that and you're using the PIR, it will automatically re-trigger another 24 seconds of movements if it detects a warm body moving about. If you are using LOR or some other software to trigger a relay, then you can program triggers for audio that is longer than 24 seconds. Of course the jaw will continue to work as long as the audio is playing regardless if the other movements have stopped.
 

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Just wanted to mention that I disconnected the LED's for the eyes, I hate light up eyes. That being said, here's a quick run down on how this works. The original PIR or the Try Me connection (step pad or any normally open switch or relay) will trigger a movement sequence which triggers the new board to play the next file on the MicroSD card. The original sequences are all about 24 seconds. So once triggered, the audio file on the SD card will play until
Just wanted to mention that I disconnected the LED's for the eyes, I hate light up eyes. That being said, here's a quick run down on how this works. The original PIR or the Try Me connection (step pad or any normally open switch or relay) will trigger a movement sequence which triggers the new board to play the next file on the MicroSD card. The original sequences are all about 24 seconds. So once triggered, the audio file on the SD card will play until done, no matter how long it is, BUT, the 3-axis movements as well as the arm and torso, will only move for about 24 seconds unless another trigger is executed. So the ideal length for your audio files is 24 to 30 seconds. If your audio file is longer than that and you're using the PIR, it will automatically re-trigger another 24 seconds of movements if it detects a warm body moving about. If you are using LOR or some other software to trigger a relay, then you can program triggers for audio that is longer than 24 seconds. Of course the jaw will continue to work as long as the audio is playing regardless if the other movements have stopped.
I'm interested in at least one. Hoping to get my hands on a second Grim before the season is over! Any ideas on a price yet?
 
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