Hacking Home Depot Lethal Lily animatronic props?

See Also: intro, part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. (Github project.)

As a lifelong fan of Halloween, I certainly think we are living in a golden age when it comes to store-bought props and decorations. There are so many animated and light up props available each year at temporary stores (like Spirit) or, for some reason, home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

In 2023, Lethal Lily was introduced. This prop has eights servos to control its head – eyes move left, right, up and down. Eyelids blink. Mouth opens. And the head can turn and tilt forward and backwards (so it seems from the video).

Here was their press release, which contains a link to a video of Lily:


I am making this post in case someone else is considering hacking on these to control them via an Arduino, Raspberry Pi or some other keyword I would list here if I could think of it.

More to come… Leave a comment if you found this page, looking for this information.

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