This project expands upon the well-worn technique of using a hand tracing to make a turkey, but adapts it to create a moving, talking, interactive piece of Thanksgiving art.  

This robotic turkey responds to being tapped by wiggling its head and saying "gobble gobble". 


1 x Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express
Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit is an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython
1 x Circuit Playground Express
Circuit Playground Express is the perfect introduction to electronics and programming
1 x Sub-micro Servo - SG51R
This tiny servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees and works just like a standard servo but much smaller. Good for beginners who want to make stuff move. You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos.
1 x Mini Metal Speaker
1" diameter speaker cone with an 8 Ω impedance and 0.5W or less of power draw.
1 x Alkaline AA batteries - 3 pack
These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects that use AAs.
1 x 3xAA holder with DC jack
Battery holder 3xAA batteries with 2.1mm DC jack
1 x USB cable - A/MicroB - 3ft
Standard A to micro-B USB cable
1 x 5V 2A (2000mA) switching power supply
Power supply that gives a clean regulated 5V output at up to 2000mA, 110 or 240 volt AC input

Materials & Tools

To build this project you'll need:

This guide was first published on Nov 21, 2018. It was last updated on Nov 28, 2023.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 16, 2018.

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