Surely many of you remember the beloved Mrs. Potts, that character from the story Beauty and the Beast who made a niche for herself thanks to the Disney movie of the same title.
Mrs. Potts was a kettle that sang a song for Beauty and the Beast to danceBut she was also a housekeeper who was shaped like a kettle due to the curse of the Beast's castle. Now, although not in a real way, we can get this Mrs. Potts, thanks to Free Hardware and 3D printing.
A young maker named Paul-Louis Ageneau has copied the operation of bipedal robots, robots like Zowi, for use with a kettle, a kettle that has been 3D printed. In addition, thanks to the Arduino Pro board, Ageneau has achieved that the kettle in addition to walking can emit a song, a Disney song. Thus, even if the maker does not say so, what we have is a Mrs. Potts.
A kettle that sings a song: a robot that imitates Disney's Mrs. Potts
Other method to get Our Lady Potts is to use an old Zowi robot and change the casing for a kettle, which would result in the same but without emitting music. Be that as it may, we can get this Mrs. Potts for a very affordable price. Not only because of the cost of its components but also because of the use of the Arduino board, a small and affordable model for many users.
The truth is that this Mrs. Potts is not the prettiest there is but It is a toy that more than one child (and not so child) will like and will entertain Do not you think?