Nigel the Purple Dalek

Nigel the Purple Dalek

Nigel is 3/4 scale replica of the evil enemy for the Doctor Who television series.
Built mostly of MDF, plywood, masonite (hardboard), this Dalek is almost 5 feet tall.
The eye is a showerhead, the dome is an Ikea stainless steel mixing bowl, and the ball
joints are Magic 8 Balls.

The Dalek can be driven by a small person or remote controlled.  Two motors from a
PowerWheels Barbie Jeep are controlled by two joysticks like a tank. The dome is rotated
by a motor and wheel from a small toy car.

Voice from operator's headset is modulated by an Arduino based ring modulator.

 

See more about Nigel at:

http://snarpco.com/dalek/building_nigel.htm  and

http://www.projectdalek.com/