First off, check out this vine:
Well, I think it's cool
That is a Raspberry Pi 2 with an attached UnicornHAT inside a Ninja Pibow case (with a ninja diffuser layer, to avoid going blind looking at bright LEDS).
That's all fairly standard... the important bit, for me at least, is that thanks to gadgetoid over on the Pimoroni forums, it's all being controlled by Ruby.
The sprites for the skull (which I've named Murray) is by PAC-MAN-RED over at Atari Age. He has built up quite a collection of them, which I plan on taking full advantage of - just as soon as I figure out what to do with them.
In any case, right now I'm just playing with the idea of animation - something which I've never done before - with the ultimate aim of having Murray act as a virtual assistant - a sort of Clippy, if you will, who will animate and react according to inputs.... Or something, we'll see.
Here's my code as it stands right now - I'd welcome feedback: