I'm relavis, I'm 15, and I'm really interested in robotics and also Halloween. I recently decorated the entire front of our house and basically everyone loved it. I'd like to step it up a notch this year so I'm looking into creating a Jack Skellington audio animatronic. It'd be VERY basic, with functions like opening and closing the mouth, turning the head, and a moving hand would be amazing. I'm not looking for crazy smooth animation or anything like that (ex. Haunted Mansion Holiday's Jack), I'd just like to create something that'll add a "star" to my Halloween decorating.
The only issue is, I don't know where to start.
I've worked with robotics before, I've taken robotic classes, but I'm not sure where to start outside of those classes, as those were more educational products that you can't really buy for personal use. I'd like to use a Raspberry Pi because they seem simple enough for this project. I've got experience with Python and RobotC, one of which I'd like to choose for this project. I should only need a few servos and motors; possibly a speaker.
So, where should I start? What materials do you suggest?
I appreciate any help! Thanks!