We have a tradition where every year around Christmas where we pick a building project to exhibit at Maker Faire. This year we decided to build a metal, fire-breathing animatronic dragon to use as a Halloween prop. We named it Saphira after the dragon from the book Eragon. The project has been a great opportunity to learn a bunch of new techniques, including welding, oxy-acetylene  cutting, pneumatics, flame effects, and the use of the Arduino microprocessor.

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