555 Footstool for Sparky

Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster on 555

Adafruit just got a new chip for Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster! It turns out that our 555 Footstool is just the perfect size for theĀ Sparky puppet they had made.

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As before, we cut the parts out on the CNC router from our originalĀ design.

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The parts were glued together and sanded.

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After assembly was lasering to mark and etch the notch, which we carved and chiseled to make it deeper than our previous one.

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The first layer of paint was primer grey, followed by black and silver. Once the body of the chip had a beautiful matte black finish, it went back into the laser for the manufacturer’s mark before a final protective coat of paint.

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It posed for a few pictures before heading off to meet Sparky, and we’ve posted them on flickr.

Sparky graphic side-by-side with IRL Sparky and chip

The original Sparky design side-by-side with the plush puppet and its new chip.

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